Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Curatorial Assistant performs tasks across a variety of functions in support of BAMPFA exhibitions and collections. The Curatorial Assistant supports all aspects of the exhibition process in the Art Curatorial Department at BAMPFA, bringing some experience in the museum field as well as knowledge of a broad range of art historical areas and the international art world. Tasks include exhibition preparation (research, preparing checklists and generating texts for didactics, wall labels, and publicity materials; maintaining schedules and files); and general administrative tasks including managing ongoing exhibition proposals, proposed gifts, inquiries and related correspondence, while upholding professional museum standards. This position requires administrative support including preparing agendas and minutes for select meetings, developing guests lists, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursements, creating itineraries, corresponding with artists, trustees, donors, lenders, and other museum partners. The Curatorial Assistant manages high volume of information to and from the curatorial department. Maintains contact information for artists, galleries, and colleagues.
The Curatorial Assistant assists the department’s Chief Curator in all areas of their responsibilities including administrative and curatorial work in the context of curatorial functions such as exhibitions, acquisitions, records and files, research, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. In support of the curatorial department, the Curatorial Assistant uses general Microsoft, Google office, CSpace collection software to research collection, digital assets, and project management software. This position coordinates with other Curatorial Assistants and fellows to problem solve, and develop procedures for use of relevant workflows and software applications. Works with department management and communications department to update/review/revise content for BAMPFA's outward facing communications and websites. Ensures organization programming information is accurate and up to date both publicly and internally. Prepares communications including email correspondence, loan letters and agreements, wall labels, brochure and catalog texts, as needed, requiring excellent writing skills and significant knowledge of the exhibition, art history, and museum practices. Consolidates and shares information with the Development team in relation to donor cultivation and grant applications and reports. Works with Education and Development departments in support of complex exhibition associated programs, such as symposia, exhibition, openings, and intimate curator’s circle events. May give public tours as needed. Ensures departmental organization and efficiency.
EXHIBITION PLANNING ASSISTANCE:
CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITING:
Other Duties as Assigned.
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid bi-weekly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $27.06 - $27.78.
Information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University is available here.
Visit the UC Berkeley jobs portal and search 44930, the job number for this position. Follow the application process detailed on the website. To be considered, applications must be completed through the campus online website. Please submit your cover letter and resume in the Resumesection of your application.
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This is not a visa opportunity. This position is eligible for 20% remote work.
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