Curatorial Assistant

Saratoga Springs, NY
Jun 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001623

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant

Department: Tang Teaching Museum/Art Gallery

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 12 Months

Work Hours: 9-5

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Position band/level: 120 = AP26

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Job Summary: The Curatorial Assistant provides critical support on all curatorial matters of the Tang Teaching Museum, specifically supporting the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, Dayton Director, and Malloy Curator. This includes, among other responsibilities, drafting exhibition labels, texts for catalogues, brochures, social media and the website, assisting with correspondence, scheduling, and managing photography for various projects. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Curatorial Assistant is a key point of communication across the entire museum staff with regard to curatorial affairs.

This position will also work on all aspects of catalogue production including researching and editing material from a variety of sources. The Curatorial Assistant works with the Tang staff to promote and facilitate the use of the museum collections as a teaching resource for Skidmore faculty and students and the greater Saratoga community. This position supervises several work study students each semester and assists with all aspects of students' research and curatorial projects.

The Curatorial Assistant accompanies Tang curators to events and studio visits, and may also propose exhibitions and would follow through on all aspects of the process from initial idea through final realization of those projects. The Curatorial Assistant represents the museum to various groups on campus and in the community, and works with other museum staff to provide the Gallery Monitors with information on all shows before they open to the public.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Art, Art History or Museum Studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Focus in contemporary art or curatorial studies, along with 2+ years of work experience. Excellence in communication and public speaking, along with computer, research, writing and editing experience needed. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is a must. Experience installing and designing exhibitions and working with living artists is helpful.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number.

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Pay Range: $35,000 - $40,000 commensurate with experience.

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