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Whitney Museum of American Art seeking Assistant Curator

Whitney Museum, New York, United States
Deadline: open

Whitney Museum of American Art seeking Assistant Curator

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo: Ed Lederman, 2015.

A newly created position is available for an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum with particular expertise in mid-20th century American art.

The incumbent will report directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and work closely with him on the organization of various large-scale monographic and thematic exhibitions from concept to installation. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.


–Extensive scholarly research, including archival work and meetings with artists

–Development of checklists and floor plans

–Negotiation of loans

–Writing didactic texts, with the possibility for contributions to catalogues

–Management of all administrative aspects of exhibitions, including the writing and organization of correspondence; preparing reports and presentations; working with budgets; and other relevant duties

–Act as liaison for the Chief Curator in addition to working independently with other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, including Conservation, Exhibitions, Education, Publications, and Advancement, as well as external contacts such as artists, donors, galleries, and other institutions

Job requirements include: MA in art history; PhD preferred; expertise in mid-20th century American art; at least five years of museum, teaching, or related experience with demonstrated scholarship and organizational skills; experience with TMS, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: and state “Assistant Curator” in the subject line.

About the Whitney

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney’s new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Whitney Museum
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York 10014
United States


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