Assistant Curator Position Open at Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is seeking an Assistant Curator to coordinate and maintain permanent and temporary exhibitions, and contribute to conceptualizing and planning upcoming exhibitions and related programming.
Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The Museum promotes dialogue and understanding among people of all cultural backgrounds, bringing 160 years of Chinese American history to vivid life through its innovative exhibitions, educational and cultural programs.
âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Coordinate and implement installation and de-installation of exhibitions (3-4 per year) âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Assist with conceptualization, development and research of temporary exhibition subjects âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Manage and maintain of permanent and temporary exhibitions âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Serve as liaison with guest curators, artists, or lenders âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Registrarial duties, including executing incoming temporary loans and condition reporting âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Supervise installation and art handling crews during installation and de-installation âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Manage curatorial interns âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Maintain and organize exhibition files âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Develop and manage publications related to exhibitions âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Collaborate and support related educational and public programs
EDUCATION âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university desired. Master’s degree in curatorial, museum studies, art history, or Asian American studies background preferred âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ At least 2 years working in a museum or exhibition space, or equivalent experience
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Fundamental knowledge of and experience in registrarial, exhibition installation and art handling processes âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Exhibition coordination and project management in museum or gallery environment âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Ability to supervise and manage temporary installation crew, freelance designers and curatorial interns âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Interpretive and institutional writing proficiency âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Ability to manage and execute scholarly research related to exhibitions âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Ability to work independently and in a team environment âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Knowledge of concepts in Asian American history, art history and contemporary art desired âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Fluency in Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Office suite essential, Adobe suite preferred âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Â¢ Bi-literate English/Chinese desired
This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send, email or fax a cover letter and resume to: Assistant Curator Search Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street New York, NY 10013
HR@mocanyc.org Fax: (212) 619-4720
The Museum of Chinese in America is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.