The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Research Assistant. They will report to the Curator of Art of the Ancient Americas. The primary responsibility will be conducting provenance research on works in the collection, including those that are part of the Gillett G. Griffin bequest. The position will also involve various tasks related to preparations for the installation of the collections in the new museum currently under construction.
About the Museum:
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 113,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors worldwide.
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The Research Assistant will work with the Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas, approximately 10 hours to 20 hours per week to conduct provenance research on works in the collection, including those that are part of the Gillett G. Griffin bequest. The responsibilities include a variety of tasks related to preparations for the installation of the collections in the new museum currently under construction.
The candidate should have a B.A. in Art History, Archaeology, or a related field with demonstrated research and communication skills. Knowledge of the arts of the ancient Americas, especially from Latin America and experience with provenance research is highly desirable. This post requires meticulous attention to detail as well as the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information. An M.A. in art history, archaeology, or a related field is strongly preferred.
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