Princeton University Art Museum
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Curatorial Associate for a five-month position with possibility of extension. S/he will report to the Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions and will work three days per week with colleagues throughout the Museum to assist with a range of responsibilities related to the documentation and display of its rich holdings of post-1945 art and of related loaned works of art. The Curatorial Associate will serve as the initial point of contact for collections inquiries in this area, will assist with periodic collections installations, and will support ongoing collections activities including collection management. In particular, s/he will respond to internal and outside queries, facilitate the needs of faculty and visiting scholars, maintain object files, and contribute new research and other information to the collections database. The Curatorial Associate will prepare materials for print and digital publication, shepherd incoming and outgoing loan requests, and support project-based research as requested.
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 modern and 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. A minimum of three years of museum experience and an M.A. in art history or a related field are required.
To apply, please go to https://jobs.princeton.edu and post to requisition #1500820.
About the Museum:
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 over 92,000 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
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.