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This one-year limited term position of Curatorial Assistant is responsible for completing and/or reviewing for accuracy the essential cataloging documentation for objects in the Department of Photographs that have been digitized and are ready for release through the Open Content program. The position is under supervision by the Research Associate for Collection Management.
Responsibilities include handling artwork, gathering data related to the maker, title, date, medium, dimensions, inscriptiions, and credit line for each object, and entry of this data in the TMS (The Museum System) database. Additional research related to provenance, exhibition and publication history, and copyright and privacy rights may be required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are required.
- Bachelor’s degree in art or art history required; Master’s preferred
- 0-2 years art historical or museum experience
- Competent to work in basic curatorial functions
- Reading fluency in at least one foreign language (modern or ancient) required
- Proven ability to collaborate in teams across disciplines and build relationships;
- Experience with art historical research and any museum collections database system;
- Knowledge of photographic media or the history of photography;
- Basic knowledge of U.S. copyright law preferred;
- Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.