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Art Museum Assistant Curator Duties

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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.


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 program.

Serves as liaison between school systems and the university art museum.

Monitor's the public school work of museum volunteers for the purpose of continuing and improving the museum's school outreach program.

Delivers formal and informal lectures to a variety of audiences, conducts tours, and represents the curator at designated times and places.

Assumes responsibility for all correspondence, publications, and other necessary arrangements associated with the School Art Symposium.

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 work.

Develops and maintains close interactive relationships with school and community groups.

Performs related work as required.


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.

Considerable knowledge of preparing works of art and exhibitions for display.

Considerable knowledge of the museum's Special Audiences Programs.

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 groups.



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