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Curatorial Assistant Prints, Drawings & Photographs

The Curatorial Assistant plays a central and fundamental supportive role in the daily activities of the Prints, Drawings & Photographs department and works closely with most departments in the Museum. Being a collaborative thinker and active worker is essential to this position, which often is the first point of contact with the public including scholars, colleagues, dealers, donors, and collectors. This position is a fully integrated member of the curatorial team, providing administrative support in a variety of areas related to the care, display, interpretation, and augmentation of the BMA’s collection of works on paper. The successful candidate must feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment that requires simultaneous attention to different projects and responsibilities, have familiarity with The Museum System and works on paper, and enjoy working across departments. The PDP Curatorial Assistant participates actively in management of the permanent collection of works on paper, collaborating with Registration, Library and Archives, Images Services & Rights, and Conservation as needed. The Curatorial Assistant communicates with Museum colleagues, trustees, and donors. The Curatorial Assistant will provide research support as needed for PDP curatorial colleagues and be the primary point of contact for visitor and class requests to use the PDP Study Room. The Curatorial Assistant also corresponds with galleries and dealers, and other local educational institutions and organizations. The Curatorial Assistant also works closely with Exhibitions, Installation, Education, Marketing and Communications, Advancement, and Security. For departmental administrative duties, the CA works with Finance, managing budgets, tracking expenses, requesting payments, and meeting periodic deadlines.

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