The Curatorial Assistant is an important member of the Curatorial Department at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), which is comprised of staff with expertise in Contemporary Art (1945 to present); Fine Arts (pre-1945); Photography; Decorative Arts and Design; and Architecture. As an emerging professional, the Curatorial Assistant is expected to learn and grow in the museum field with a broad and nuanced understanding of arts and culture.
The Curatorial Assistant works closely with the curators of contemporary art and photography to ensure that the workflow for the artistic program of CMOA functions effectively and efficiently. In collaboration with the curators, this position compiles research and writes for collections, exhibitions, acquisitions, deaccessions, and reporting. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for general administrative work and works with the curators to develop an appropriate distribution of responsibilities for exhibitions, gallery rotations, and special projects.