Temporary - Curatorial Associate

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9680
Department Art Museum
Category Arts and Museum Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 12/12/2018


Princeton University Art Museum

Casual-Hourly Curatorial Associate

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Associate for twenty-hours per week for approximately one year in its Department of Collections and Exhibitions.

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature about 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world's richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.

To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.


Working closely with, and reporting to, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Curatorial Associate will assist with a range of responsibilities including research, writing, checklist development and logistical arrangements associated with a loan exhibition and related publication scheduled for the 2020 calendar year. The project will be focused on the studio practice of Jean Michel Basquiat.


The candidate must have strong research skills and experiences, well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills, and be willing to work independently or collaboratively as needed. Knowledge of contemporary art is essential. Attention to detail is vital, as is the ability to meet scheduled deadlines. The post also requires the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information and work diplomatically with some of the Museum's key supporters. A minimum of three years of museum experience or an equivalent background, as well as an M.A. in art history or a related field, are required.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 12/13/2018
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