Curatorial Assistant

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Nov 2021

Posting Information
Department Ackland Art Museum-520500
Career Area Administrative/Clerical Support
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 10/18/2021
Application Deadline 11/08/2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Curatorial Technician - Contributing
Salary Grade Equivalent GN04
Working Title Curatorial Assistant
Position Number 20034315
Vacancy ID P013715
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm 
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $31,200-$33,782
Pay Band Information

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Featuring a year-round calendar of special exhibitions and dynamic public programs, the Ackland Art Museum on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s historic campus is a local museum with a global outlook that bridges campus and community. Admission to the Ackland is free and accessible to all. The Ackland’s holdings include more than 18,000 works of art. The collection spans all cultures and time periods, showcasing the breadth of human creativity. A vital teaching resource, the museum’s mission is the art of understanding.

Position Summary

The curatorial assistant works to provide essential administrative and organizational assistance to all facets of the activities of the Curatorial Department at the Ackland Art Museum, including the work of the curators, the registrar, and the preparators. Provides administrative support to the curators and their research endeavors. Assembles and maintains paper curatorial and exhibition files from materials produced by the Registrar and curators. Assists with the document creation, formatting, and management of proposed acquisition forms. Assists with the document creation, formatting, and management of draft exhibition documents like checklists, location reports, labels, image captions, wall texts, and web texts.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and image editing software like Photoshop. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Meticulous attention to detail in document management and record creation.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a humanities field and two years of working in an office environment. Coursework in Art History, Museum Studies, and/or Library Sciences. Prior experience working in a museum or gallery setting. Knowledge of collection management databases. Ability to utilize a variety of research methods and resources.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Ability to lift or move up to 25 pounds with or without accommodation.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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