The Curatorial Assistant must have a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in art history, studio arts or similar field, along with at least three years of administrative experience with contemporary art in a museum or archive environment. The candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills. Tact, maturity, and absolute discretion in handling confidential information are required. Experience working on large-scale group exhibitions is preferred. S/he must have solid experience making travel arrangements, handling correspondence, coordinating meeting/social event logistics, and preparing/tracking financial paperwork. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint/Keynote, and Outlook; familiarity with digital scanning, Photoshop and other layout programs is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate will have superlative organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Must be highly detail-oriented managing information. Must have the ability to work professionally and collaboratively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a team-oriented environment.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm
All applications must be submitted through the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh website