Exhibition & Curatorial Assistant

Marciano Art Foundation

Under the management of the Senior Creative Director and Director of Exhibition Planning & Admin, the Exhibitions & Curatorial Assistant is responsible for assisting with vital details of exhibition development, publications, archiving, and various collections projects. The position is chiefly concerned with providing research and administrative support to the Exhibitions department.

About Us

The Marciano Art Foundation is a space to discover and engage with contemporary art. Through exhibiting a diverse and compelling collection, built by a family that is passionate and dedicated to the arts, and initiating special projects by artists working in all areas of artistic production, MAF aims to encourage curiosity and contemplation of art and the ways it impacts and enriches our lives.

The Marciano Art Foundation offers a competitive salary and excellent medical and dental coverage. Our staff also enjoys vacation, sick leave and personal days discounts to our museum store, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Responsibilities
  • Support curatorial research efforts for all objects in the collections and in exhibitions by composing text for collateral materials, both digital and print, in line with standardized style guides, liaising with vinyl vendors for production as necessary

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Director of Exhibition Planning through researching vendors and soliciting competitive quotes from appropriate contractors in realization of exhibition design from artist(s)

  • Perform archiving duties through labeling and archiving of exhibition and collections images, corresponding text and artist-approved captions

  • Coordinate production of all Foundation publications, including developing project schedules, serving as primary point person among all parties, generating publications agreements with writers, assisting with researching writers for various projects

  • Monitor quantity on hand and order printed materials, as needed and as approved

  • Assist with organization and maintenance of collections/exhibition files and various departmental filing systems

  • Support production of bookstore merchandise for exhibitions

  • Track secondary market results at auction for artists in the collections, ensuring valuations are conducted as necessary

Requirements
  • Knowledge of contemporary art required

  • Proficiency with exhibition-related software, including Excel and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

  • Exceptional writing, proofreading, research, and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented; able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Basic knowledge of art maintenance practices

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a degree in fine art or art history required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

  • Two years’ experience in a museum, gallery, private collection, or cultural organization

How to Apply

Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and 250 word recent writing sample to apply@marcianoartfoundation.org.

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Posted on May 2