Job Posting: Curatorial Associate, American Federation of Arts, NYC

The American Federation of Arts is seeking a Curatorial Associate to join its exhibition team.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate curatorial aspects of select exhibitions
  • Review and edit: proposals, checklists, marketing materials and educational didactics in consultation with Curator and Guest Curator
  • Review and edit exhibition catalogue text as needed
  • Draft, negotiate, and execute guest curator and author contracts
  • Update and monitor exhibition budget
  • Work with Curator and Guest Curator on developing list of prospective museums for exhibition tours
  • Work with Registration Department on logistics relating to exhibition tour
  • Liaise with curatorial staff at presenting museums, and respond to issues related to content of exhibition and installation
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as; drafting correspondence, creating and tracking timelines, updating calendars, and responding to queries
  • Input, edit and update various lists and forms in the exhibitions database (checklists, lender lists, etc.)
  • Initiate and complete documentation related to loan negotiation
  • Secure rights and reproduction permissions and other materials for exhibition publications and educational materials
  • Assist in research for exhibitions as requested
  • Assist with content of ArtViews panel series
  • Participate in Exhibitions Department Meetings and other staff meetings as required
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Master’s Degree in Art History or similar field from accredited educational institution required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a museum setting either in the Education or Curatorial areas
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, Filemaker (or other database management software), PowerPoint
  • Keen attention to detail

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information: To apply, submit cover letter and resume to

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