The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks an exceptional curatorial associate/assistant for a part-time (approximately 20-25 hours/week) position with the possibility of extension. The curatorial associate/assistant will report to and support the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer with the organization and realization of projects, exhibitions, and courses.
This is a temporary, casual hourly position with a desired start date of August 15.
The Museum is preparing for tremendous growth, including a new facility designed by Sir David Adjaye, which will provide dramatically enhanced spaces for the display of the collections, temporary exhibitions, collections study, education, and public amenities. These changes will enable the Museum to better advance its mission of making extraordinary works of art an essential part of the university experience for Princeton students and faculty; to be a leader in museum-based research, teaching, and interpretation; and to be an essential resource to the wider community and to visitors from around the world.
- Undertake library, archival, and image research
- Perform general administrative work (e.g., format correspondence; schedule meetings, coordinate logistics and generate information for courses)
- Correspond with dealers, museum, and scholars to further project research
- Work effectively with Museum staff members and academic scholars
- Respond to internal and outside queries as needed
- Prepare materials for print and digital publication and support project-based research as requested
- An in-depth knowledge of old master paintings (preferably 17th-century Flemish)
- Strong research skills and experience
- Excellent organizational and writing skills and ability to multi-task
- Well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to meet scheduled deadlines
- Confident reading knowledge of Dutch and German; a facility in additional foreign languages is a plus
- Willingness to work independently or collaboratively as needed
- Knowledge of TMS, PowerPoint, Excel databases very helpful
- Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
- Advanced art history degree (M.A. required; Ph.D. preferred)
About the Museum:
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world’s finest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.
To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.
To apply go to and post to requisition 2021-12984.
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