Research Assistant, MET, New York
December 4, 2017 - November 30, 2019
Application deadline: Dec 22, 2017
THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Research Assistant, Arms and Armor
Please Note: Non-Exempt Full-Time End Date: November 30, 2019
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The Research Assistant will provide the curatorial and administrative support for The Last Knight exhibition project and the accompanying catalogue. The Research Assistant will work with and report to the exhibition curator (Curator in Charge), correspond with the lending institutions, as well as with the authors of the catalogue, assist the exhibition curator with research topics and the coordination of exhibition logistics overall.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
• Oversee and coordinate database regarding the prospective loans
• Oversee and coordinate preparation of loan letters and forms
• Submit and coordinate photographic orders for research and catalogue
• Support research for the catalogue
• Closely work with Editorial and Design Departments for the proofreading and correcting of texts, captions, and labels
• Assist with interpretive material (texts, media)
• Organize meetings and takes minutes at these meetings
• Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Skills:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, required
• Fluency in German, required
• Working knowledge of French, preferred
• Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, required
• Excellent computer and social media skills, required
Knowledge and Education:
• M.A. in history or art history, required
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Careers@metmuseum.org with “Dept-Arms and Armor-Research Assistant” in the subject line.
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