Assistant Curator

Queens Museum

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Apt. 24
NY 11368


Feb 04, 2022


Dec 31, 2021

The Assistant Curator is a key part of the Exhibitions and Programs Team and is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of an integrated program of exhibitions, public programs, live events and work developed in partnership with communities and organizations. They support the curators and educators to develop exhibitions and the QM Studio Artists program.

Essential Functions:

Works closely to support the Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs to organize exhibitions, programs and collection displays;
Supports the delivery of touring exhibitions and those devised by external curators;
Support artists’ residencies and fellowships
Ensures that material for interpretation, marketing and publications is written, edited and produced on time, including didactic panels and labels;
Provide detailed planning for exhibitions including checklists and ensure all loans forms are completed in good time;
Manages budgets and payments
Provide administrative support to the Production Manager and Curator, including ensuring registration, shipping and condition checking is completed and filed;
Oversee and attend the process and logistics of programs from planning to realization by cooperating with other department staff members including Security, Facilities, and Communications and Development;
Share departmental administrative tasks with Assistant Curator, Exhibitions and Live Events;
Attend weekly staff meeting and event meeting;
Supervise curatorial fellows and interns.

While this list represents the essential functions of the role, this list does not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions



Well-organized with a strong attention to detail
Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and a creative approach to problem-solving
Thrives in culturally diverse settings
Displays a high level of support for colleagues, builds professional and respectful relationships with others
Adaptability and flexibility


Knowledge of international contemporary art and public practice;
Excellent research, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
Excellent computer skills


Educated to Bachelors Degree level or equivalent;
2 years experience working in the field of contemporary art;
Availability and mobility to work remotely, as off-site meetings will occur frequently, many of them on evenings and weekends

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