Curatorial Assistant – Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is accepting applications for a full-time Curatorial Assistant.

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.

Minimum 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
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

Pay Range: $45,000 to $52,000, commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Submit your application and materials as PDFs on the Skidmore College Human Resources webpage at

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.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

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