Curatorial Assistant – Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

About the Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the Tang’s approach has become a model for college and university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics, to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Museum is open to the public on Thursday–Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays.

Job Description
The Curatorial Assistant (CA) is vital to all curatorial matters at the Tang, including research for exhibitions and collections; writing texts for exhibitions, catalogues, and the website; coordinating artist visits; and supporting the production and distribution of publications.
The CA collaborates with faculty and students to teach with the museum through class visits, class-based exhibition making, and programming. The CA creates collection-based projects that prioritize artists and ideas focused on diversity, access, and racial justice as part of our commitment to Skidmore’s broader institutional diversity efforts. The CA mentors, trains, and oversees student interns in pre-professional museum roles within the curatorial department.

Education Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or other relevant subject is required, Master of Arts preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Focus in contemporary art and curatorial studies along with 2+ years of work experience. Excellent computer skills, research, writing, and editing experience needed. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is a must. Experience installing and designing exhibitions and working with living artists is helpful.  

Required documents needed to apply:
• On-line application [Link]
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• List of Three References
Pay Range:  $45,000 to $52,000, commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

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