The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a specialist in Architecture & Design for the Modern & Contemporary Department. The Associate Curator will participate in research, development and active management of the Modern and Contemporary collection and the Breuer project; initiation of collection displays, major special exhibitions, publications and interpretation; and participation in all activities of the Department.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
Participation in review of architecture, design and other related aspects of the collection;
Participation in devising departmental collection and research strategies, and delivering them;
Initiation and organization of collection displays and special exhibitions including research, catalog entries, other texts and database maintenance for Museum programs and the Breuer project;
Fostering and maintaining good working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, colleagues from other international institutions, the scholarly community, dealers, and other individuals involved with the interests of the Museum;
Author and essayist for general and specialized publications and other content, printed and online;
Answering correspondence relating to Collection; assisting the public and visiting scholars;
Contribution to public programs (Learning, Volunteers, and so on);
Interaction with potential sponsors; fundraising as appropriate;
Involvement with planning programs for Modern & Contemporary Friends’ groups.
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