Curatorial Assistant

Website John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is seeking a curatorial assistant to support the curatorial staff with all matters pertaining to exhibitions, collections, and general department endeavors.

General duties include a variety of administrative, clerical and research-related tasks, including:

Ø  Oversee exhibition logistics such as managing checklists, tracking budgets, and maintaining exhibition calendars

Ø  Handle general communication with artists, galleries, museums, private lenders and collaborators

Ø  Provide primary research support for assigned exhibitions as directed

Ø  Liaise with registrars and preparatorial staff to ensure smooth installation periods

Ø  Coordinate artist and collaborator visits, including arranging itineraries, travel, lodging, per diem and honoraria payments

Ø  Liaise with the marketing department on didactic materials and deadlines, and generate all exhibitions-related social media content

Ø  Schedule exhibition and curatorial team meetings, compile meeting agendas, and take and distribute meeting minutes

Ø  Handle internal and external correspondence, respond to inquiries and research requests, and maintain department records and files

Ø  Process purchase orders and other financial documents as needed

Ø  Serve as an administrative liaison with other Arts Center departments

Position Requirements:

Ø  Bachelor’s degree in studio art, art history, museum studies, curatorial practice, folklore studies, or related area with one to two years of work experience in a museum or arts organization setting is required.

Ø  Broad understanding of current contemporary art landscape, appreciation for the creative process, and the ability to work directly with artists is vital.

Ø  Excellent communication skills, along with research, writing, and copy editing experience is essential. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (email/scheduling) and similar programs required. Proficiency with PastPerfect, Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp highly desirable.

Ø  Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to be flexible and supportive in a changing work environment is key.

Ø  Selected candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their arts-based writing for consideration.

WAGE: $17.50 to $18.25/hour


Full-time exempt and non-exempt employees qualify for the following benefits:

Ø  Medical, dental and vision coverage

Ø  403(b) retirement plan

Ø  Short- and long-term disability income

Ø  Group accident and critical illness insurance

Ø  Paid time off—vacation/sick and holiday

Ø  Employee Assistance Program

Ø  Family membership to the Arts Center

Ø  Discount for CAFE, SHOP and ARTspace purchases, ticketed events, classes, pre-school and other charged offerings

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we have a strong organizational commitment to racial equity. People of color, gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if we can help make the application or hiring process more accessible for you.

Please email a cover letter and résumé with contact information for three professional references to John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Human Resources by October 23, 2020 at:

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