About Dia Art Foundation
Dia Art Foundation was established in 1974 for the purpose of commissioning, collecting, and presenting major works of art made in the 1960s onwards. Today it consists of eight permanent sites across the United States and Germany, as well as three (soon to be four) changing exhibition spaces in New York state: Dia Chelsea in New York City, Dia Beacon in the Hudson Valley, and Dia Bridgehampton in eastern Long Island. Dia is taken from the Greek word for “through” and conveys the foundation’s role as a facilitator of meaningful artistic experiences that can be encountered in single and repeated visits.
Dia seeks a curatorial assistant to play an important administrative role in its dynamic and expanding curatorial program. This full-time position is based in Dia’s New York City office with occasional travel to Dia’s other sites and locations. The Curatorial Assistant will work closely with the Curatorial team, especially the other Curatorial Assistant, to support the care and maintenance of Dia’s growing collection and to help implement Dia’s expansive program of commissions, exhibitions, long-term displays, performances, and related public programs designed to advance the foundation’s mission. The Curatorial Assistant’s responsibilities include scheduling meetings about interdepartmental projects, taking minutes, maintaining curatorial research files, managing correspondence, and other administrative tasks for the department at large. The Curatorial Assistant will provide support for forthcoming projects with artists such as Mel Edwards, Delcy Morelos, and Senga Nengudi, among others. They will also assist with publications and other didactic materials, coordinate public programs, and research and coordinate acquisitions under the supervision of the curators.