The Worcester Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial
Assistant to provide critical administrative support to the Director of Curatorial
Affairs and other members of the Curatorial Division. The candidate will serve as the initial
contact for the division, assist with collection projects and a dynamic
exhibition program, and manage the curatorial office.
Guided by the Museum's global perspective, mission and vision
statements, and long-range plan, the Curatorial Assistant responds to public
and internal queries, organizes meetings, maintains object files and contributes
to the collection management database, arranges visits of outside scholars, assembles
materials for the budget, maintains receipts and reconciles expenses, and
organizes travel. The candidate will
have also the opportunity to supervise volunteers and interns and will be
expected to prepare materials for print and digital publication as well as
conduct research on valuations and provenance. The Curatorial Assistant plays a central role
with two Board Committees: Collections and Audience Engagement.
candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator,
and be willing to work flexibly in larger teams as well as an ability to deal
with confidential and sensitive information, flexibility and a willingness to
adapt to evolving needs of the department.
The post requires familiarity with Microsoft Office and database
software, excellent organizational skills, and some acquaintance with foreign
languages. Prior museum experience and a
BA in art history or a related field is required (MA preferred). Early applications are encouraged. We pledge to conduct a confidential
September 13, 2018
About this Organization:
Art Museum creates transformative programs and exhibitions, drawing on its
exceptional world-renowned collection of 38,000 works of art spanning 51
centuries. Central to its mission is a focus on audience engagement, connecting
visitors of all ages and abilities with inspiring art and demonstrating its
enduring relevance to daily life. The Museum’s creative initiatives—from
pioneering collaborative programs with local schools, to fresh approaches to
exhibition design and in-gallery teaching, to a long history of studio class
instruction—provide opportunities for its diverse audiences to experience art
and learn both from and with artists.
Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence
and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York
City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.