15 Apr 2017

Full-Time Job Curatorial Assistant – Photography

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in the context of acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on artists, periods, styles, etc.; specific works; locations of works; photograph sources; etc. Assists in cataloging; preparing checklists from compilation to data entry; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of the works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision, and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Assists in preparing the Contemporary Forum on Photography and the Photography Council. Assists in the operation of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Photography Study Center and the administration of the online portfolio submission program. Reports to senior curatorial titles as assigned.

Master’s degree in art history, ABD candidates preferred, with a focus on postwar/contemporary art and some relevant museum experience or equivalent. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art and the history of photography helpful. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. Highly motivated. Strict attention to detail and rigorous approach to tasks. Excellent computer skills. High level of enthusiasm for working with a curatorial team. Ability to manage more than one project at a time and consistently meet deadlines. Knowledge of one foreign language preferred.


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• Job Title: Curatorial Assistant – Photography
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts administration, assistant, curatorial, MOMA, museum, and photography. Location: New York.