Assistant Curator

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a part-time Assistant Curator in the Department of Music Manuscripts & Printed Music who will aid in planning and implementing exhibitions (particularly those for the McKim and Gilder-Lehrman Lobby exhibition spaces and pop-up displays), host class visits and other educational activities, perform reference services, inventory and process collections, oversee and enter metadata for the Music Manuscripts Online project, and develop music-related enhancements to our website and add to our presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Responsibilities
  • This is a temporary, part-time position (approximately 21 hours per week) reporting to the Mary Flagler Cary Curator and Department Head of Music Manuscripts and Printed Music.

  • The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Morgan strongly encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in programming, outreach, hiring, and collection development.

Requirements
  • Graduate degree in music (with an ability to read music)

  • Knowledge of western classical music

  • Knowledge of cataloguing and digitization processes

  • Basic reading knowledge of French and/or German

  • Experience with primary materials in a research library, archive, or museum

  • Familiarity with the principles of the care and handling of rare books, manuscripts, and scores

  • Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Ability to interpret scholarship for the general public

  • Commitment to collaboration and teamwork

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation

  • Able to lift moderately heavy boxes and books, move items to and from shelves

  • Able to climb ladders, wheel carts with collection items through the facility, and tolerate moderate levels of dust and odor generated during normal collection management activities and movement of objects

  • Standing for extended periods during exhibition installation

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to: musicjob@themorgan.org

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.

The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.

Posted on October 9