Massachusetts Institute of Technology Curatorial Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

CURATORIAL ASSOCIATE, MIT Museum, to assist the curator of architecture and design in a range of initiatives in collections development, management, and access; exhibitions curation and installation; research and publications; public programs and education; reference services; and supervision of interns. Will assist in the acquisition of collections and prepare inventories; rehouse collections and perform basic conservation; catalog and contribute metadata; carry out digital imaging and postproduction file management to enable online access and maintaining digital surrogates; research and write various types of documentation; provide support in the preparation of loans; assist with the planning and organization, research and curation, and production and installation of exhibitions; research and prepare collection and exhibition catalogs, essays, etc.; supervise volunteers and temporary staff; organize and present public educational programs; respond to reference requests from the MIT community, researchers and the general public; respond to email, telephone calls, and in-person inquiries and image and reproduction requests, including the preparation of all permission and use agreements.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: three years of curatorial, archival, etc., museum or collections experience; a B.A. in a relevant subject area; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to develop effective work processes, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and maintain precise and careful records; excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills; ability to work collaboratively within the collections/curatorial teams, with Museum staff as a whole, and with faculty, students, and the academic community; and the ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 35lbs. Job #14859-N

There will be occasional evening and weekend hours required for attending public programs or other events.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14859

Functional Area: Museum

Department: Museum

School Area: Associate Provost for the Arts

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: to be determined