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Curatorial Assistant Prints & Drawings, Yale British Art Center

Assists and supervises the academic community and public using Study Room of Yale Center for British Art for research and teaching. Retrieves and re-shelves drawings, prints, rare books and manuscripts for patrons. Maintains order of and ensures special care, security and proper user handling of collections. Basic cataloging of works on paper using The Museum System (TMS) database. Researches and answers routine inquires.

Essential Duties -----------------

1. Develops and modifies operational systems, educational programs and related teaching aids.
2. Serves as a principal source of information to the public, visiting scholars and students.
3. Explains and describes the collection and available reference material through workshops, lectures and in response to inquiries.
4. Prepares and monitors budgets, grants and financial material related to particular collection and exhibits. Maintains the order of and ensures the special care, security and proper user handling of collection or educational programs.
5. Identifies and implements conservation programs for collections. Reconstructs, repairs, and restores art/specimens using preservation and conservation techniques. Catalogues and makes specialized identifications of new acquisitions.
6. Selects art/specimens for display. Prepares collection for exhibition. May assist with installing and dissembling exhibits. Conducts research related to the collections and exhibits.
7. Coordinates and assigns teaching schedules. Composes correspondence related to the collections and exhibits.
8. Oversees and instructs other support staff.
9. May collect specimens for use in exhibits.
10. Performs clerical functions incidental to museum activities.

Required Education and Experience ---------------

- Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with the public.

- Ability to perform art historical, historical and bibliographic research.

- Excellent computer skills that include good working knowledge of MS Office Suite and database applications.

- Previous proven ability working in a museum, library or archive.

- Ability to handle large and heavy print boxes and bulky portfolios up to 40 lbs.


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