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Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings

The Brooklyn Museum seeks to hire an Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings to oversee the Museum’s collection of works on paper (including prints, pastels, drawings, and watercolors). Reporting to the Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and working in collaboration with area curators, she/he will focus primarily on the European and American collection, and will also advise on Contemporary and non-Western works on paper. She/he will organize exhibitions drawn from the collection and will have the opportunity to work on loan shows, particularly in partnership with peer institutions. Other duties include but are not limited to: cultivating donors; overseeing the storage, maintenance, and care of the collection; hosting outside scholars and coordinating study room visits; supervising loans; new acquisitions; and maintaining research files and records for objects in the collection.

Responsibilities: The role and responsibilities of the Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, include, but are not limited to:

Overseeing our works on paper collection, including researching, developing, and installing the collection

Responsible for recommendations regarding works on paper acquisitions, deaccessions, and loan recommendations

Maintaining and updating collection records for works on paper

Caring for collection objects in collaboration with conservation staff

Responding to inquiries from scholars and the general public

Collaborating with Museum educators and public programming curators to develop programs and materials, and to train museum guides

Cultivating possible donors and serving as an active champion for the works on paper collection

Reports to: Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture
Starting date: February 2017
Schedule: Full time

The successful candidate for this position must have:

An advanced degree in the history of art with a demonstrated expertise in works on paper
A minimum of two to three years of curatorial experience
A deep commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways, as well as to research and scholarship in the field
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with word processing programs and databases
Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

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