Casual - Curatorial Research Assistant/Associate

2 weeks ago
Art Museum
Arts and Museum Administration
Full-Time / Part-Time
Application Deadline


The Princeton University Art Museum seeks a curatorial research assistant/associate for a 10 month part-time (15-20 hours/week) casual position with the possibility of extension.


Working primarily off-site, with meetings at the Museum as needed, the research assistant/associate will work in support of the development of a catalogue for the upcoming exhibition on Cezanne rocks and quarries. The research assistant/associate will assist the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer on research for the introductory essay and take responsibility for researching and writing the catalogue section of the publication.  The research assistant/associate will also undertake library and archival research, correspond to further project research, and be responsible for coordinating some aspects of the catalogue with the Museum's Publications Office.


Finalist will be required to successfully complete a background check.


  • The successful candidate will work effectively with Museum staff members and academic scholars.
  • Attention to detail is vital, as is the ability to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Excellent organization and writing skills are essential.
  • An in depth knowledge of European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is required. 
  • Reading knowledge of French is also required, a facility in additional foreign languages is preferred.
  • Masters or Professional degree and 4-6 years’ experience is required.


About the Museum: 

With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature over 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world's richest. 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. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.


To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit


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Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required



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