Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA 01609

Date Posted:
August 27, 2018

Central Massachusetts



Curatorial Assistant


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.


The 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 search.

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants please submit CV and cover letter by September 13, 2018 to:


The Worcester Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Apply by:
September 13, 2018
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Collection Information

The Worcester 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.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.