Job Opening – Curatorial Assistant (05/2012)

2012 May 19

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, Massachusetts

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA seeks a full-time Curatorial Assistant for a one-year term, renewable for a second year.

The Curatorial Assistant works closely with the curatorial team to develop, organize, and implement the Clark’s ambitious program of special exhibitions; coordinating public access to the Manton Study Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; researching the permanent collection and potential acquisitions; participating in the development of publications and public programs; and assisting the day-to-day operations of the department. These functions are performed in relation to an outstanding collection of Impressionist, Old Master, and nineteenth-century American paintings, as well as significant holdings of prints, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and decorative arts.

In 2007 the Clark received the gift of the Manton Collection of British Art, including numerous paintings, oil studies, and drawings by Constable, Turner, and other British artists. This is a particularly exciting moment in the institutional life of the Clark which has embarked on a program to present the public with an expanded and renovated campus in June 2014.

This position is intended to serve as preparation for advanced careers in museum curatorial departments or for graduate study.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic and organized individual with an MA in art history, effective communication skills, and a reading knowledge of French, Italian, and/or German.

To apply: submit a cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and the names of three references to: HumanResources@clarkart.edu.

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