High Museum of Art
Asst. to Chief Curator & Dir. of Collections & Exhibitions (Regular/Full-time)


Department:                                  Collections and Exhibitions  

Reports To:                                    Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Exhibitions

FLSA:                                                Exempt

Employment Status:                  Regular/Full-time

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Provide administrative, accounting and research support for the Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Exhibitions.  All will be approached in a manner consistent with the High’s commitment to growth, inclusivity, collaboration and connectivity.

 

Work Schedule:

·       Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, with some nights and weekends required as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

·       Provide administrative and accounting support to the Chief Curator and Director of Collections and Exhibitions.

·       Arrange meetings, prepare agendas and PowerPoints, take minutes, and circulate action items.

·       Assist in research and planning of Collections-based activities.

·       Maintain schedule and bookings for Works on Paper Study Room.

·       Provide support for special initiatives and programs, as needed.

·       Process and track incoming exhibition proposals and circulate monthly reports.

·       Set-up and maintain relevant digital and hardcopy exhibition files.

·       Provide client service and hospitality for high-profile patrons, artist and lenders.

·       Assist with Board Committee meeting preparations and minutes.

·       Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and Experience:

·       Bachelors of Arts in Art History or related field with at least three years office management and/or museum experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       Computer experience; the ability to create presentations, formulate budgets, read spreadsheets and database proficiency essential.

 

Skills and Abilities:

·       Must be proficient in Microsoft Office – Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Access, Photoshop, and digital scanning programs.

·       Familiarity with database systems required; TMS desired

·       Must be a team player, highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and be flexible.

 

            Communication Skills:

o   Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills while using a variety of methods.

o   Ability to read and analyze business and financial reports.

 

            Mathematical Skills:

o   Must be able to maintain budgets and handle basic bookkeeping and accounting.

o   Ability to present information in report form.

o   Proficiency in creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets.

 

            Reasoning Abilities:

o   Must be able to solve practical problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations where standardization is limited and immediate decisions may be necessary.

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

·       Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 



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