Curatorial Assistant Job Description
At first glance the position of Curatorial Assistant may sound “flashy” but the reality is far from it. A Curatorial Assistant’s primary function will be to assist the Museum Curator in tedious cleaning tasks and heavy physical lifting (up to 50 pounds) of museum pieces, furniture and exhibition structures. This person may also be asked to assist the Museum Store Manager in heavy lifting associated with the Museum Store.
The Curatorial Assistant must have a proper understanding and respect for history, historical preservation, fine art & antiquities. This person must be able to handle items with the finest of care but must also be able to lift and haul very large and heavy items of up to 50 pounds.
The Curatorial Assistant must be reliable to work shifts determined by the museum, which may include evening hours, holidays, and weekends. The Curatorial Assistant must be adaptable to change in terms of roles, location and responsibilities as the museum works to grow with added visitors, exhibitions and events.
Dress code for this position takes some finesse. The Museum Curatorial Assistant should look professional at all times while still managing physical tasks and the probability of getting dirty.
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” - Oscar Wilde
DRESSING DOWNTON™ is coming to the Lightner Museum, October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Due to the anticipated increase in volume of visitors, additional temporary employment opportunities are being created. These positions are available at the Lightner Museum for those who genuinely like people and who want to create a positive experience for visitors. Employment opportunities are available starting July 2017. Full-time employment status is preferred.
The benefits of becoming a Lightner Museum employee:
- The pleasure of interacting with visitors and leaving them with a great impression of the museum and our wonderful city
- The opportunity to work with other, like-minded museum professionals
- The opportunity to expand your knowledge of history and art
- Special holiday discounts in the Museum Store
- Free admission to area attractions for yourself and up to four guests (after completing 40 hours of employment)
- Discounted admission to attractions throughout Florida
*Internships are available throughout the year in a variety of departments. Please contact the museum for information.
Please attach a cover letter and resume and email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application.
The Lightner Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against in any aspect of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or marital status.