Pulitzer Arts Foundation : Curatorial Assistant


The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is currently seeking to fill the position of Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for helping to advance the research, development, and execution of exhibitions, in addition to providing general support for the curatorial department. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in art history; excellent research and organizational skills; and ability to communicate effectively. This position will suit individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the curatorial field and eager to expand their understanding of museum practices. The position is full-time with excellent benefits.


Position: Curatorial Assistant

Reports to: Curator and Associate Curator

Status: Full-time / Non-Exempt


Position Responsibilities and Duties

Exhibition-related responsibilities and duties

 Conducts scholarly research that facilitates exhibition planning

 Creates and maintains accurate files for exhibition research and correspondence

 Creates and maintains checklists for exhibitions through The Museum System (TMS)

 Drafts and edits content for exhibition-related materials and publications

 Assists curators as they develop the exhibition layout

 Works across departments to establish agendas, deliverables, and timelines

 Contributes to the growth of the department by working closely with curators to achieve department goals


Administrative responsibilities and duties

 Assists with daily administrative functions, including but not limited to creating presentations and managing departmental calendars

 Facilitates communication with Pulitzer staff, collaborators, and external stakeholders

 Assists with the development and management of the departmental budget

 Performs additional duties as requested


Preferred Experience and Skills

 Bachelor’s degree in art history is required; master’s degree is a plus

 Prior curatorial and/or museum experience is preferred

 Strong research skills, including a familiarity with art and art historical journals, library and image databases, and interlibrary services

 Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple projects and workloads accordingly

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; proficiency in The Museum System (TMS) and image editing software is preferred

 Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with museum staff, collaborators, and external stakeholders in the realization of complex projects



How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.


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