Art Museum Assistant Curator Duties
This is a professional position assisting the museum curator in
the administration of public service programs for general and
special needs audiences.
An employee allocated to this class of work assists in
developing and providing educational programs and researching
collections for publication for museum audiences and curatorial
files. Duties will also involve delivery lectures, assisting in
the development and implementation of exhibits, representing the
curator when required, and assuming responsibility for all
correspondence, publications, and necessary arrangements
associated with the School Art Symposium. Work is performed
under the general supervision of the curator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists the curator in developing and providing educational
programs and researching collections for publication.
Administers and supervises the activities of museum volunteers
involved in the implementation of a special audiences outreach
Serves as liaison between school systems and the university art
Monitor's the public school work of museum volunteers for the
purpose of continuing and improving the museum's school outreach
Delivers formal and informal lectures to a variety of audiences,
conducts tours, and represents the curator at designated times
Assumes responsibility for all correspondence, publications, and
other necessary arrangements associated with the School Art
Assists with the development and implementation of exhibitions.
Assists with the maintenance of records and files on all
acquisitions, exchanges, and loans of museum collections and
Develops and maintains close interactive relationships with
school and community groups.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
master's degree in an appropriate curriculum and thorough
experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of preparing works of art and exhibitions
Considerable knowledge of the museum's Special Audiences
Considerable knowledge of the needs and accessibility
requirements of special populations.
Thorough knowledge of public relations/outreach programs for
promoting the museum's programs.
Ability to organize and supervise the activities of a museum
volunteer staff engaged in school-group programs.
Ability to project and plan to expanding program demands.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff, and school and community