Research Associate - Temporary

Requisition # 2024-18847
Date Posted 3 months ago(4/11/2024 11:10 AM)
Art Museum
Arts and Museum Administration
Job Type


The Princeton University Art Museum seeks an exceptional Research Associate for a position beginning as soon as possible for twelve months. They will report to the Curator of Photography and have a range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of the Museum’s rich holdings of photography. This position is temporary.


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, home to collections that have grown to include more than 115,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors worldwide. The Museum currently presents exhibitions in its two downtown venues (Art on Hulfish and Art@Bainbridge) and is touring collections exhibitions nationally and internationally. When the Museum opens its dramatically reconceived building, scheduled for spring 2025, it will initiate a new exhibitions program with annual exhibitions on-site and on tour.


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The range of responsibilities associated with the documentation and display of the Museum’s rich holdings of photography may include provenance research, acquisition research, responding to collections queries, and contributing other relevant information to the collections database.


The candidate must have a B.A. in Art History, with strong research skills, superb writing abilities, and an aptitude for organization and administration. Knowledge of basic photographic techniques and historical developments in photography is vital. They must be willing to work independently or collaboratively as needed. This post requires attention to detail as well as the ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.


Preferred Requirements


A M.A. in art history or a related field is strongly preferred.


Interested applicants must submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Sample Writing/Proposal
  3. 1 Reference Letter (in addition to the reference check)



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Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


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Physical Capacity Exam Required


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