The Exhibits & Programs Department at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is seeking a Curatorial Assistant. This position supports both historic and contemporary exhibitions and special projects including assisting with the research, development, production, and management of 5 – 7 rotating exhibitions/installations annually; and supporting programming staff on the development and execution of programs related to exhibitions and arts and cultural initiatives.
This position is an opportunity for an emerging cultural worker to develop their career within the museum field, acquire a wide range of both creative and analytical skills in a non-profit setting, and to develop knowledge and expertise in programming for audiences of varied backgrounds and interests.
About the Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to over 450 businesses employing more than 10,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for the City. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.
The Exhibits & Programs Department plays a vital role in celebrating the Yard’s past, present, and future through a series of exhibitions, programs, and special events. Focused on highlighting the talent, innovation, and diversity that makes the Yard unique, the Exhibits & Programs Department aims to personalize the Yard’s story, create opportunities for the public to engage with the Yard and its workforce, and position the Yard as a community and cultural hub.