The Curatorial Assistant will directly support the Gallery Director/Curator in the research, planning, and execution of their exhibitions, publications, collection management (loans and acquisitions), public programs (League Talks, Lunchtime Lectures), and other related initiatives.
In addition, this position will be involved in handling artwork (packing, unpacking, condition reporting, installing/deinstalling) as well as supporting the Gallery Director/Curator in keeping track of exhibitions, events, and publications related to League artists
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Assists with the following:
• research, planning, and execution of exhibitions handled by the Gallery Director/Curator, which includes bibliographic and checklist research and loan correspondence.
• production of publications including exhibition-related materials (wall texts, extended object labels, brochures) and public program-related materials (website copy, newsletter copy, press releases).
• research for potential acquisitions for the permanent collection, including biographical and bibliographical research, file maintenance, meeting agendas, and communication with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists.
• research, coordination, and execution of live and online public programs (daytime and evening), acting as the point-person for the programmatic and production elements with the Gallery Director/Curator, the Marketing Department, and (as needed) other departments.
Candidate should be comfortable with a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment and be a collaborative and flexible team player.
• superior research and writing skills.
• expertise or interest in 20th and 21st Century American art.
• excellent communication and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
• ability to work independently.
• proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• hybrid work potential; occasional evening and weekend hours required.
• ability to handle moderate physical exertion (lift, push, pull, carry, etc. up to 30 lbs.).
Degree(s) Required/Preferred—B.A. in Art History preferred. M.A. degree in Art History or Curatorial Studies, a plus.
Years of Experience Desired—1–2 years curatorial experience, ideally in a museum, gallery, or non-profit arts organization
Compensation—$43,000–48,000, commensurate with experience