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Senior Research Assistant or Assistant Curator and Study Room Manager- Prints Drawings Photographs

1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA Req #28
Friday, December 20, 2019
The title and grade for the position will be commensurate with the credentials and prior experience of the successful candidate.

 

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Senior Research Assistant and Study Room Manager  

Summary: Assist the Curator and department with the management of the study room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Research and catalogue the permanent collection, acquisitions, and rotating exhibitions from the collection.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the day-to-day operations of the Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Interact with the public and museum staff scheduling appointments. Work with the curator and visitors to establish lists of works to be viewed.

  • Research the Museum’s collection by conducting art historical and provenance research to supplement information in files, paper and electronic formats.

  • Assist in compiling information for possible acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans.

  • Work with the Curator and other colleagues in the development and organization of exhibitions and rotations of the permanent collection.

  • Work with Curatorial, Archives, and Registrar staff to compile and organize Registrar and Curatorial files relating to individual works of art in the collection.

  • Work with the Registrar’s office to see that information is correctly entered into Museum’s database and document files, adhering to established standards and practices.

  • Confer with Curator on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of information, the use of appropriate reference material, and status of cataloging projects and other ongoing research and projects.

  • Research and compile information as needed to facilitate publications, installations, or exhibition-related projects.

Qualifications: MA in Art History or related field required. Experience in art historical research techniques required. Knowledge of standard museum practices, cataloguing and collections databases. Excellent research and computer skills. Verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail and accuracy required. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with museum staff and the public. Employ strong interpersonal and logistical skills associated with complex, multi-task projects. Foreign-language proficiency preferred.
 

Additional Details:

Minimum of Range:$18.90/hour

Status: Regular full-time (37.5 hours/week)


Assistant Curator and Study Room Manager

Summary: Responsible for the overall running and management of the Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, including administrative, curatorial, teaching, and outreach components. Working with the Curator and shaping and developing the collection of works on paper. Research, interpret, and publish on the collection; organize and assist with exhibitions, and cultivate donor relationships.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the day-to-day operations of the Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. Interact with the public and museum staff scheduling appointments, working with visitors to establish lists of works to be viewed, assisting with the presentation of the material as required.

  • Interpret and provide information on the collection of works on paper, including cataloging and documenting of objects, publications, lectures and docent training.

  • Assist with the growth of the collection of works on paper, enhancing its quality through proposed acquisitions and deaccessions.

  • Assist in ongoing installations and exhibitions of works on paper in the collection.

  • Work with conservators and registrars to assure proper storage, handling, conservation and preservation of objects in the collection.

  • Assist with donor cultivation, including providing guidance to private collectors, and shepherding relationships between them and the museum.

Qualifications: MA in Art History or related field required. PhD strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to scholarship through a record of research, publication, and exhibitions required. Knowledge of study room practices and ability to work independently and collaboratively with museum staff and the public. Employ strong interpersonal and logistical skills associated with complex, multi-task projects. Foreign-language proficiency preferred.
 

Additional Details:

Minimum of Range: $55,966/year

Status: Regular full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA