Job Posting: Art History Research Assistant, Art vérité, Oak Park (Chicago area) IL

For the record: This is a borderline “unicorn” position, and I am posting it reluctantly! (If you want to hire someone with a masters degree and foreign language skills, pay them a decent wage!)

The Research Assistant conducts research for a series of art history videos and some administration of Art vérité, including maintenance of special projects, phone inquiries, and maintaining calendar.

• Conducts extensive research and data collection for Art vérité video production projects

• Maintains and updates systems for tracking materials as they enter the Art vérité archives

• Assists with cataloging of photo assets in database

• Assists with license and copyright permission requests and agreements

• Maintains and regularly updates bibliographical lists


• MA or higher in Art History, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies or a related field from an accredited institution

• Knowledge and experience of art historical terminology and concepts

• Ability and willingness to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Fluency in English and German, French, Spanish or Italian ideal; document translation ability

• General understanding of databases and operating systems, including familiarity with FileMakerPro and Evernote; experience working with social media systems, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram


Minimum five (5) years related experience in arts-based business or organization

CONTRACT POSITION (Chicago area location)

Part Time with possibility of increase of hours

• Overnight travel may be required

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