• Temporary - Curatorial Associate/Assistant

    Requisition # 2019-10786
    Date Posted 3 weeks ago(8/28/2019 1:35 PM)
    Art Museum
    Arts and Museum Administration
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Application Deadline
  • Overview

    The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional curatorial associate/assistant for a 5 month temporary (approximately 15-20 hours/week) position. The curatorial associate/assistant will report to and support the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer with the organization and realization of projects, exhibitions, and courses.

    This is a temporary, casual hourly position with a desired start date of October 1.

    With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 100,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. The Museum advances critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and also serves as a gateway to the University for more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year. The Museum is located at the heart of Princeton’s historic campus and is free and open to the public.


    To learn more about the Art Museum, visit https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/.




    • undertake library, archival, and image research;
    • perform general administrative work (e.g., schedule meetings, format correspondence, coordinate logistics and generate information for courses);
    • help oversee work of interns;
    • correspond with dealers, museums, and scholars to further project research;
    • work effectively with Museum staff members and academic scholars;
    • respond to internal and outside queries as needed;
    • prepare materials for print and digital publication and support project-based research as requested.



    • an in-depth knowledge of old master paintings (preferably 17th-century Dutch art);
    • strong research skills and experience;
    • excellent organizational and writing skills and ability to multi-task;
    • well-honed interpersonal skills, superb written communication and administrative skills;
    • strong attention to detail and the ability to meet scheduled deadlines;
    • confident reading knowledge of Dutch and German; a facility in additional foreign languages is a plus;
    • willingness to work independently or collaboratively as needed;
    • knowledge of TMS, PowerPoint, Excel databases very helpful;
    • ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information; and
    • advanced art history degree (M.A. required; PhD preferred).


    Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    TMP, 001

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Comments Related to End Date

    This is a casual hire 12-month part-time (approximately 15-20 hours/week) position with the possibility of extension.

    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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