Job Opening – Curatorial Assistant (06/2012)

2012 June 4

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, New York

Reporting to the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, the incumbent will assist with a range of curatorial projects and tasks, including exhibition research, acquisitions, gifts, correspondence and other clerical and administrative duties.

Duties and responsibilities will include: research on artists, works, and cultural issues; assisting in the planning, administration and installation of exhibitions (correspondence, loan forms, checklists); assisting with catalogues (obtaining transparencies, reproduction permissions, necessary back-up information), brochures and grant applications; compiling bibliographical archives; writing didactic labels, brochures, and calendar copy as needed; assisting with museum acquisitions and meetings, coordinating information among various departments; acting as liaison with the Film and Video curator’s internal and external contacts, including trustees, donors, committee members, external colleagues, and artists; a range of administrative duties (telephone, maintenance of records, correspondence, exhibition administration, general office and clerical duties). Administration of technical work on film and video works for both exhibitions and the permanent collection, in liaison with the museum’s AV, registration and conservation staff; liaison with artists with regard to film and video formats and the presentation of film and video works in the galleries.

Job requirements include:   B.A. in art history and/or interest in 20th-21st century art; 2-3 years of Curatorial experience in museums or galleries; Microsoft Office; excellent writing, research, communication, clerical, and organizational skills; excellent telephone manner and attention to detail; ability to handle several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

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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