Curatorial Assistant

Queens Museum

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The Curatorial Assistant is a key part of the Exhibitions and Programs Team and is responsible for supporting

the development and delivery of an integrated program of exhibitions and public programs. Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs, they are responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including exhibition research, planning, programs and events; managing contacts and correspondence; assisting with the coordination of catalogs, didactic materials, and exhibition documentation; and writing and editing exhibition-related copy.

Successful candidates will be proactive self-starters and demonstrate enthusiasm for the QM’s mission and program. This position offers significant opportunities for professional development and creative collaboration across the NYC arts and culture sector.


Works closely to support the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs to organize exhibitions

  • Provides administrative support for the Director of Curatorial Affairs, including scheduling meetings, creating PowerPoint presentations, assisting with travel arrangements, and processing invoices and expense reports

  • Provides support for the Exhibitions team in the publications process

  • Support and attend onsite programs, including evenings and weekends as needed

  • Participates in, and assists with, staff training on exhibitions, as required

  • Assists with the maintenance of accurate exhibition checklists, image files, lenders, and other exhibition details

  • Collaborate with programming staff on wall texts and labels

  • Share departmental administrative tasks with Assistant Curators and support the team as needed

  • Maintain department calendar of recurring meetings and staff travel

  • Maintain department’s contacts database

  • Participate in weekly team and all staff meetings



  • Knowledge of international contemporary art and public practice

  • Accomplished research, writing and editing skills applied in the field

of contemporary art

  • Proven time management skills with the ability to complete assignments from conception to


  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively across teams


  • Bachelors degree in Art History, Museum Studies or a related field and/or its work

experience equivalent

  • 2+ years experience working in the field of contemporary art

  • Availability to work evenings as weekends as needed

  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and interpersonal

communication skills.

How to Apply

How to Apply


Submit the following materials Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 12, 2023

  1. A resume outlining your work experience

  2. A Cover letter describing your interest in this position

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only complete applications including a cover letter will be considered for an interview. Late applications will not be considered for this position.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role

Interview Process

  • Introductory interview (Zoom):

  • Final interview (onsite at the QM):

  • Start of work

Please note: only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Posted on February 21