The Museum of Russian Art - Collections Assistant

  • Friday, February 07, 2020 2:46 PM
    Message # 8733329

    Position Description

    Under the direct supervision of the Curator, the Collections Assistant provides curatorial support, including cataloguing and collections documentation, general care of the museum collections, planning, development, and implementation of exhibitions, as well as administrative support as needed. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Maintains and updates accurate records of the collection, using a computerized collections management system

    Assists in exhibition curatorial responsibilities, such as the maintenance of exhibition checklist and image files, label formatting, editing and coordinating the production of didactic materials and other job-related duties as assigned

    Assists in exhibition installation

    Performs general collections duties, to include assistance with collection acquisitions and loans

    Essential Qualifications Required

    BA degree in art history, studio arts, museum studies or equivalent training and experience.

    Familiarity with professional standards for handling and care of museum collections for exhibition, packing, and storage of artwork, with at least one year of experience

    Familiarity with collections database management systems

    Communication, writing, and copyediting skills

    Must be detail-oriented

    Ability to lift 40 pounds, climb ladders, and stand for long periods of time

    Knowledge of standard museum practices and procedures

    Computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office, familiarity with image/video editing software and social media


    Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

    Knowledge of and/or demonstrated interest in collections preservation and collection care issues

    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

    Experience with matting and framing

    Experience building boxes and mounts

    Graphic art design skills

    Reading knowledge of Russian (preferred, but not a requirement for the position)

    Part time, 32 hrs./week; $18.00/Hr.                                                                          Department: Exhibitions and Collections                                                                Supervisor: TMORA Curator

    Send  résumé with cover letter via this website or to by February 28, 2020

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