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Associate and Assistant Curator (Two Full-time Positions)

The Boston Athenæum seeks an Associate Curator and an Assistant Curator to join a dynamic team with shared curatorial responsibility for its world-class collections of prints and graphic arts, photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, rare books, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera. Responsibilities include curating exhibitions, building the collections by gift and purchase, promoting the collections through research, teaching, publication, and other forms of outreach, and assisting with the interpretation and presentation of the Athenæum’s landmark historic building. Reporting to the head of Special Collections, the curators will join the Athenæum at a moment of revitalization for Special Collections as a re-energized curatorial team enters a new phase of growth and expansion, including diversity and inclusion initiatives and the renovation of spaces to enhance access to the Athenæum’s rich historic collections. The positions are full-time with excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

●Shares curatorial responsibility for the Athenæum’s Special Collections with the other
members of the curatorial team.
● Conceptualizes and implements exhibitions, installations, and displays of the Athenæum’s
collections to appeal to diverse audiences, both on-site and digitally.
● Conducts scholarly research on the Athenæum’s Special Collections, participating in its
program of exhibition catalogs and other publications, with the goal of producing peerreviewed, nationally disseminated publications of record.
● Contributes meaningfully to the Athenæum’s intellectual life by attending, participating in,
and organizing presentations, lectures, and other public programs.
● Participates in the selection, research, and proposal of acquisitions by gift and purchase.
● Facilitates and supports research on the collections by members and outside researchers.
● Works closely with colleagues to enhance discoverability and access, and on the care and
conservation of special collections.
● Participates in evaluating and proposing incoming and outgoing loan requests.
● Assists in fundraising, donor cultivation, and stewardship.
● Collaborates with colleagues in Cataloging, Conservation, Digital Programs, Reference,
Education, Development, and Events.
● Develops partnerships with colleagues at regional and national peer institutions.
● Supervises volunteers and graduate and undergraduate interns; participates in docent
● Perform related duties as assigned.

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