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Curatorial Assistant, Newfields

The Curatorial Assistant will support the Curator of European Art (1800-1945), Associate Curator of European Art (before 1800), and Associate Curator of Works on Paper in the daily running of these three departments. They will work closely with cross-departmental teams to ensure the smooth running of projects, particularly for reinstallations, exhibitions, rotations, acquisitions, and loans.

Responsibilities -----------------
Provide collections support by maintaining object checklists, documentation, and database maintenance
Participate in the interpretation of the collection with research, label writing, interpretive tool development, and docent training
Manage internal communications and interdepartmental coordination as part of collaborative processes
Attend team meetings and track production schedules to ensure timely completion of all projects
Answer external correspondence and assist visiting scholars and classes in Print Study
Provide general administrative support including finances, travel, assembling presentations, and filing

Requirements ----------------------
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy
Strong note-taking and proof-reading skills
The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and effectively prioritize these projects
The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with cross-departmental teams
Capacity to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Ability to problem-solve, anticipate next steps, and apply common sense judgment to various tasks
The ability to work quickly yet thoroughly, while adapting to last-minute changes
Fluency in conducting research, including accessing source materials, in library/archives, and on digital platforms
Education and/or Experience
M.A. completed, or close to completion
Experience in museums or art history preferred
Experience with museum databases preferred

Physical Demands of Work Environment-----------------------
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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