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Job Title: Project Curatorial Assistant, Hillman Photography Initiative
Location: Pittsburgh, PA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/18/2018
Expire Date: 12/18/2018
Job Categories: Other
Job Description
Project Curatorial Assistant, Hillman Photography Initiative
The Hillman Photography Initiative connects Carnegie Museum of Art with audiences to exchange new ideas about photography. By collaborating with individuals in and beyond Carnegie Museum of Art, the Initiative provides opportunities to experience innovative photography onsite and online. With the Curator of Photography, the PROJECT CURATORIAL ASSISTANT, HILLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY INITIATIVE helps with planning and implementation of the third cycle of the Hillman Photography Initiative. S/he coordinates program activities and works with relevant museum departments to ensure their effective and timely implementation. Programs for this cycle will revolve around a single theme or question and include an art commission, a convening, and a publication. The Project Curatorial Assistant may contribute to the visibility of these programs through social media efforts and website content. S/he is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Initiative, including but not limited to organizing meetings; scheduling; logistics; financial administration; liaising with external facilitators; and recordkeeping.
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTE: Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, along with a cover letter detailing interest in the position to The applicant tracking system DOES NOT allow for more than one document to be uploaded, so the cover letter AND resume must be saved as a single file before uploading. If this is not possible, email the cover letter to Subject line should read Project Curatorial Assistant, Hillman Photography Initiative.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s preferred), along with at least three years of work experience, including familiarity with the development and implementation of programs (e.g., art commissions, educational programs and symposia, and publications) within a museum or comparable organization. Project management experience is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The Project Curatorial Assistant must be knowledgeable about the history, practice, and evolution of photography in a broad context, as well as current trends in the field, especially as they relate to museums. S/he must have strong research and analytical skills; be able to work with individuals from different backgrounds and levels of experience; and be well-organized, intellectually curious, and versatile enough to work both independently and as part of a team. S/he must have the ability to initiate complex tasks and see them through to timely completion. Outstanding written and oral communication skills are essential. The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as with Internet-based research.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required. Some out-of-town travel and work on occasional weekends and evenings may be required.

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.
Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer– Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities /Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
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Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences.
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