Job ID: 2019-10786 Type: Temporary # of Openings: 1 Category: Arts and Museum Administration
The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional curatorial associate/assistant for a 5 month temporary (approximately 15-20 hours/week) position. The curatorial associate/assistant will report to and support the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer with the organization and realization of projects, exhibitions, and courses.
This is a temporary, casual hourly position with a desired start date of October 1.
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. 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. The Museum advances critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. The Museum is located at the heart of Princeton’s historic campus and is free and open to the public.
perform general administrative work (e.g., schedule meetings, format correspondence, coordinate logistics and generate information for courses);
help oversee work of interns;
correspond with dealers, museums, and scholars to further project research;
work effectively with Museum staff members and academic scholars;
respond to internal and outside queries as needed;
prepare materials for print and digital publication and support project-based research as requested.
an in-depth knowledge of old master paintings (preferably 17th-century Dutch art);
strong research skills and experience;
excellent organizational and writing skills and ability to multi-task;
well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills;
strong attention to detail and the ability to meet scheduled deadlines;
confident reading knowledge of Dutch and German; a facility in additional foreign languages is a plus;
willingness to work independently or collaboratively as needed;
knowledge of TMS, PowerPoint, Excel databases very helpful;
ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information; and
advanced art history degree (M.A. required; PhD preferred).
Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 114476505
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.