Job Opening – Assistant Curator, New Building Project (03/2012)

2012 March 31

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, New York

(Full-time Temporary through June 2015)

A full-time, temporary position is available for an assistant curator who will work with the curatorial team organizing the permanent collection installation for the inauguration of the Whitney’s new building.  Reporting directly to the curator of the permanent collection the incumbent will work on all phases of the project, including research, concept, development, and installation.  The responsibilities and tasks of the position will evolve along with the needs of the project and include: extensive research;  writing and preparing presentations and reports; budget management; supervision of the curatorial assistant for the new building project; coordination among other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, as well as external contacts, including artists and galleries; assistance with organization of the accompanying publication and the website; writing didactic text for the catalogue, labels, brochures, and calendar copy; participation in production of audio and visual components for the exhibition; other relevant duties as assigned.

Job requirements include: M.A. in Art History with specialized knowledge of twentieth-century art;  5 years of museum and exhibition experience, including permanent collection work; demonstrated organizational skills and strong initiative; excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative spirit; good computer skills are crucial, including experience with TMS, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

If interested, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021

No phone calls please.  EOE.

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