Sunday, August 09, 2015

Position Announcement: Curatorial Assistant, Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) seeks a Curatorial Assistant for the Department of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The Curatorial Assistant will join the curators for African and Asian art in a department holding an important collection of over 6,000 objects and a strong record of scholarship and major art exhibitions, particularly for the arts of Africa. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for both the administrative functions of the department and research assistance for the collection and exhibition projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*Assisting with maintenance of the permanent collection; coordinating the
accessions process; cataloguing objects in collections management database (The Museum System).
*Coordinating the activities of the Friends of the Arts of Africa, the
Pacific, and the Americas group.
*Coordinating loans and exhibitions; conducting research; and handling art
*Administrative duties, such as planning travel, maintaining the
department calendar, and preparing expense reports.
*Managing work-study students, interns, and/or volunteers.
This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Associate Curator for African Art, and will also assist the Associate Curator for Asian Art, occasionally working with consulting curators and visiting scholars.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and demonstrated study of non-European art and cultures. Familiarity with the arts of the Ancient Americas, Native America or Pacific Islands preferred.  Some museum or gallery experience preferred through work or internship positions. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strong abilities as follows:
*Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
*Outstanding research skills
*Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with internal
departments and external parties
*Skilled in multi-tasking, organization, project mana3gement,
prioritization, and time management
*Possesses sound judgment and diplomacy
*Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, object management
database, and basic photo editing required)

The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b deferred compensation retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum shop, program and exhibition, and restaurant discounts, reduced fee gym membership and a continuing education discount. We also offer 4 weeks of earned vacation, 8 holidays, 3 personal days, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days each fiscal year.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to with "Curatorial Assistant for the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands (AAAPI) and type your first and last name" in the subject line.

Incomplete application materials will not be considered.

No phone calls please.

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