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Pulitzer Arts Foundation: Curatorial Assistant

Reports to: Curator
Status: Full-time / Non-exempt

Job Purpose

The Curatorial Assistant is responsible for advancing the research, development, and execution of exhibitions, in addition to providing general support for the curatorial department.

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Generate research materials in support of exhibition development.
  • Create and manage exhibition checklists in close coordination with the Registrar department.
  • Work with curators and colleagues across departments to establish agendas, deliverables, and timelines for the production of exhibitions.
  • Assist curators as they develop exhibition layout and design in close coordination with the Installations department.
  • Assist with the development of interpretive texts, press releases, and other written exhibition materials in close coordination with the Marketing and Communications department.
  • Prepare research, text review, and editing assistance for exhibition catalogues.
  • Assist with the facilitation of exhibition-related training for museum staff.
  • Support the development of curatorial public programs.
  • Support the development and realization of departmental goals and institution initiatives.
  • Assist with daily administrative functions, including but not limited to creating presentations, agendas, and timelines for the curatorial department.
  • Facilitate communication with staff, collaborators, and external stakeholders.
  • Respond to public inquiries about exhibitions and curatorial projects.
The above responsibilities are a summary of the position; other duties may be assigned.

Experience and Background Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required in art history or a humanities-related field.
  • Strong research skills required. Familiarity with library and image databases and interlibrary services is a plus.
  • Experience in museum field either through work or internships is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects and workloads.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Strict adherence to professional ethics.

About the Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is an art museum dedicated to fostering meaningful experiences with art and architecture. Since its founding in 2001, the museum has presented art from around the world in its celebrated building designed by Tadao Ando and located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, MO. Offering personal encounters with art, the Pulitzer brings art and people together to explore ideas and inspire new perspectives.
The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Our policy reflects and affirms the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.
The Pulitzer benefits package includes Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Account, SIMPLE IRA and match, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Vacation, Paid Time Off, Volunteer Time Off, and various leave policies.
COVID-19 Precautions
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pulitzer has implemented a Remote Work Policy. For work needing to be completed onsite, all staff are required to wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment for all.

Interested applicants should apply at https://pulitzerarts.org/about/jobs/ 


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