Reporting to the Senior Curator, the Assistant Curator at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) serves as an integral member of the team that originates contemporary art exhibitions of specific Jewish interest and presents traveling exhibitions from other institutions that advance the mission of The CJM to make the diversity of Jewish experience relevant for a twenty-first century audience. The Assistant Curator supports the work of departmental colleagues and, on occasion, may take the lead on exhibition projects while working collaboratively with the Chief Preparator and Exhibitions Designer, Registrar, Exhibitions Coordinator, and the Creative Services Manager, and in partnership across other Museum departments.
The Assistant Curator assists with developing plans for exhibitions often up to three years in advance, providing essential support and needed research, often interfacing with other institutions on The CJM’s behalf. This professional also provides supervision for departmental interns.
The successful individual in this role will thrive in a creative and collaborative environment with experienced professionals who work closely together on exhibition planning and development, conducting research critical to mounting world class exhibitions, and representing The CJM to the artistic and cultural community of the Bay Area, nationally, and internationally. The ideal candidate will demonstrate superb research and writing skills, knowledge of curatorial best practice, knowledge of art history, history, and familiarity with Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas.