MoMA Curatorial Assistant for Prints and Illustrated Books, NY

Subject: MoMA Curatorial Assistant position open
Curatorial Assistant | Prints and Illustrated Books
The Museum of Modern Art

Assists curatorial staff in all areas including collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, loans, and general curatorial inquiries.  Performs work in relation to care of the collections and expediting arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas.  Performs research for exhibitions including research on artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc.  Assists in arranging loans, catalogue preparation, as well as preparation of checklists and wall labels. Coordinates work within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc.
Researches and catalogues the Museum Collection and Archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars.  Assists in the operation of departmental study centers.  Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and Museum visits, publications, etc. and conveys observations to the senior staff.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Art History, with prior experience in or knowledge of a related field.  Competency within area of departmental interests and with 20th Century art.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more European languages.
Interested applicants should respond with a resume and letter of introduction to jobs@moma.org. Please include position title in the subject line. The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer.

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