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Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings—Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum

The Assistant Curator for Prints and Drawings oversees the Museum’s collection of works on paper, including prints, pastels, drawings, and watercolors. The role focuses primarily on the European and American collection, reporting directly to the Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and collaborates with area curators to advise on Contemporary and non-Western works on paper. The Assistant Curator organizes exhibitions drawn from the collection as well as loan shows, in partnership with peer institutions.

Requirements --- The successful candidate must have:

An advanced degree in the history of art with a demonstrated expertise in works on paper
At least 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

Responsibilities --- The responsibilities of the Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings include:

Overseeing the Museum's works on paper collection, including researching, developing, and installing the collection
Overseeing the storage, maintenance, and care of the collection
Hosting outside scholars and coordinating study room visits
Recommending acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans of works on paper, and supervising loans
Maintaining and updating research files and 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 program 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

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to

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