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Curatorial Assistant

The Benton Museum of Art seeks a Curatorial Assistant. This position is a full-time, benefits-based position. The Curatorial Assistant will support the Director and Senior Curator in conceptualizing, organizing, and managing exhibitions and installations of varying scale, including a wide range of future projects including presentations of Viceregal Latin American art, early modern European prints and drawings, and exhibitions treating the work of Fred Eversley, Christina Fernandez, June Harwood, Wardell Milan, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

The Curatorial Assistant will participate in a range of tasks including: research; writing of catalogue and didactic materials; producing and maintaining exhibition checklists and image files; coordinating loans and installation plans; developing and monitoring budgets; presenting public talks; managing exhibition schedules; and serving as liaison to other institutions and College departments. The curatorial assistant will participate in the ongoing effort to build, present, and interpret the College's permanent collection which includes writing reports on possible acquisitions and building presentations for committee meetings. Additionally, to support the museum's focus on emerging and under-recognized artists, they will keep abreast of the contemporary art world by maintaining contacts with colleagues in the field and developing knowledge of international, national, and local artists, new scholarship, and literature in the field.

Applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to the interpretation of art, art history, art exhibitions, and collections for audiences in different stages of learning. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and will possess strong communication skills. The candidate should be skilled at working collaboratively and creatively in a team environment. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines without close supervision and to manage multiple projects. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate professionalism in written, oral, and inter-personal communication.

The position will report to the Senior Curator and will work closely with the Director and other staff members.

This position is made possible with support from the Getty Foundation through its Getty Marrow Emerging Professionals Pilot Program.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. in art history (or equivalent) preferred, but not required. 1-2 years relevant museum experience preferred. Strong writing skills are required.

The individual must be an alumna/us/I of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program.

New employees are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or request a Pomona College-approved medical or religious exemption on or before their first day of employment. If you are unable to do so, at the College's sole discretion, it will work with you to reasonably adjust your start date.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or Division.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Temporary, full-time, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. This position is funded by The Getty Foundation. Initial term of employment is two years with possibility for renewal. Starting pay rate: $26.44 per hour.

As a California employer, Pomona College requires all employees to be residents of California.

TO APPLY: For full consideration, please submit cover letter addressed to Senior Curator Rebecca McGrew, resume, and a short writing sample (1,500 words or fewer) by September 1, 2022. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.
Relevant research areas: North America

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