1 Mar 2017

Full-Time Job Project Research Assistant – Drawings and Prints

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

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Job Description

Project Research Assistant (part-time, fixed-term) – Drawings and Prints.

Assists a departmental curator with all tasks relating to a forthcoming major traveling collection exhibition. Performs research and creates research files on artists and specific works to be included in the exhibition, as well as thematic research for publication essays and interpretive texts. Researches image-rights holders and clears image rights for publication, press, marketing, and Web use. Organizes and logs relevant image assets. Assists in catalogue preparation; in the preparation of checklists, captions, and wall labels; and in coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, installation requirements, etc. Performs provenance research for collection works included in the exhibition. Liaises with other curatorial departments, Registrar, Conservation, framing, and studios of artists included in the exhibition on various matters pertaining to the exhibition.
Reports to Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints.

Bachelor’s degree in art history and prior relevant experience, master’s degree preferred. General familiarity with area of departmental interests and with 20th-century art. Knowledge of basic office procedures and strong research skills. Reading knowledge of one European language. Experience with TMS and image rights preferred. Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and collaboratively.

This is a fixed-term position expected to commence March 2017 and conclude May 2018. Schedule will be three days per week.


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• Job Title: Project Research Assistant – Drawings and Prints
• 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, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York.