Curatorial Operations Associate at Art Consulting Firm (full-time, salary + benefits)

nAscent Art New York

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Are you a motivated arts professional searching for a meaningful job in the arts? Join a team working on public art projects around the world, including boutique hotels, premier offices, and impressive lobbies.

nAscent Art New York is looking for a Curatorial Operations Associate (COA). For the right candidate, this is a salaried, full-time position with benefits and PTO. Best applicants should have relevant experience in arts management, business, interior design, or graphic design. Pay commensurate with experience.

The COA is an essential part of our small team focused on daily business operations and project coordination.

Start date: Flexible

Reports to: Founders, Operations Manager

Position type: Full-time, salary + benefits & PTO

Schedule: Company’s regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–5:30 pm. Projects may require work beyond regular business hours.

nAscent Art New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. nAscent does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. nAscent hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. nAscent encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


Responsibilities may include:

  • project-specific curating

  • project logistics & coordination

  • quality control

  • art handling (able to lift 35lbs)

  • artist liaison

  • social media

  • office administration

  • occasional travel, including driving (less than 10%)

  • scheduling


Preferred traits/experience/skills include:

  • desire and ability to learn quickly

  • strong communication skills (written & verbal)

  • demonstrated ability to prioritize

  • supreme concern for client service

  • attention to detail

  • enthusiastic, positive attitude

  • prioritization of team over individual

  • art history/art criticism

  • art handling

  • ability to work under pressure of multiple deadlines

  • high ethical standards

  • Adobe Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Google Drive (docs, spreadsheets, slides)

  • experience in and understanding of a small but growing company operation

  • process-driven and highly organized

  • recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical improvements

  • comfortable with use of social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

How to Apply

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume with 2 references to: hr[at]

Only resumes with cover letters will be considered, and only qualified candidates will receive a reply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Posted on August 16