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6 Dec 2022


Curatorial Assistant – Film

The Museum of Modern Art  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Curatorial Assistant in the Film Department to assist senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities.  Performs administrative work in support of acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation of work as required in the screening rooms, galleries, study, and storage areas.
  • Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, topics, styles, specific works, locations of films, photograph sources, etc. Assists with arranging loans of films and art; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, public information, projection, sub-titling, shipping, etc.  Assists with pre-screening and public projections.
  • Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information.
  • Assists in the operation of departmental study centers.
  • Works with curatorial interns as assigned.
  • Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through festival and museum visits, publications, etc., and conveys observations to the senior staff.
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.


  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience including competence in film and video programming and presentation protocols.
  • Strong research and organizational skills and attention to detail are vital.
  • Comfortable speaking in public.
  • Working knowledge of common computer software and office procedures and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of one or more languages, in addition to English.
  • Fully vaccinated with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis).

Reports to:  Chief Curator, Film

Salary:  The salary for this position is $63,989 per annum.


Application instructions:

To apply, please visit MoMA Jobs. or CLICK HERE

Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).

This is a unionized position at MoMA with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.


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Curatorial Assistant – Film
The Museum of Modern Art
 New York, New York, United States

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