Curatorial Assistant

The Newark Museum

The Curatorial Assistant provides administrative support to the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the Curatorial Department. This individual is responsible for organizing and maintaining internal and external correspondence, answering basic research questions, interacting with visiting scholars, donors and vendors and participating in the research and interpretation of the Museum’s global art collections.

  • Provides administrative support for the Curatorial Department

  • Handles general incoming and outgoing correspondence and interoffice and external mail for the department

  • Coordinates all incoming traveling exhibition proposals for curatorial review and related correspondence

  • Assists with exhibitions and collections-related projects with individual curators as needed, including creating and updating checklists and other materials

  • Working with curators and collections management, serves as greeter and liaison with visiting scholars and curators and facilitates external visits to study collection objects

  • As requested by the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, periodically conduct research related to the Museum’s main collecting areas; African, American, Asian and Decorative Arts

  • Coordinates with Registrar to integrate curatorial material into collection files

  • Serves as liaison with library, registrar, exhibitions staff and Director’s office

  • Serves as liaison with donors and vendors; maintains up-to-date addresses and other pertinent information

  • Schedules curatorial departmental meetings and other meetings as necessary for curators

  • Handles photocopying and scanning of collections-related materials

  • Working with the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, oversees Curatorial Division budget

  • Maintains a listing of current appraisers and conservators for public information

  • Serves as coordinator for the NJ Arts Annual, contact for artists, prospectus mailings, and artist submissions created for review by curator/guest curator

  • BA degree in Art History or Museum Studies; background in art or arts administration; with previous curatorial experience

  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, research and database management

  • Experience with collection management software a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organization and project management skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to:

Human Resources

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

Fax: 973.642.0459


The Newark Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted on June 10