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A critical member of the Lowe's fast-paced Collections and Exhibition Services Team, the Curatorial Assistant provides essential support for all aspects of permanent collection rotations and temporary exhibition displays. Reports to the Assistant Director for Collections & Exhibition Services ("AD").
Assist with all aspects of researching and developing permanent collection rotations and temporary exhibition displays, including creating and maintaining checklists and drafting routine correspondence (including, but not limited to, loan letters, donation acknowledgements, and other curatorial reports).
Assist AD and Registrar with managing all incoming and outgoing shipments of art, both domestic and international.
Communicate object information, installation plans, and schedules to all relevant stakeholders.
Ensure that exhibition timelines and workflows are adhered to and/or adjusted as necessary.
Provide organizational support for curatorial projects, including calendar management, minutes, and administrative follow-up.
Research and compile information as needed to facilitate publications, installations, or exhibition-related projects, including provenance and Rights & Reproductions.
Assist with cataloging collections and preparing registration materials.
Assist with compiling information for possible acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans and preparing acquisition proposals/curatorial reports.
Manage incoming telephone calls, emails, and written correspondence for supervisor and others as directed.
Assist with collection management and storage.
Maintain Lowe archive with support from Records Assistant and Registrar.
Help coordinate onsite work of external conservation and art appraisal professionals.
Assist with producing and monitoring of Collections & Exhibitions budgets and related reporting activities.
Provide administrative assistance as required, including arranging travel and accommodation for artists, guest curators, couriers, and speakers.
Respond to inquiries and requests from the general public.
Spot check galleries daily/assist Lead Preparator, Facilities Manager, and Registrar with maintaining highest possible presentation standards.
Other duties, as required.
BA (Art History, Museum Studies, or Studio Art background preferred).
One year (or equivalent) of experience within an arts, culture, and/or nonprofit environment. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.
Experience with museum registration and/or exhibitions is desired, but not necessary.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be proactive, highly organized, detailed oriented, and able to manage multiple concurrent projects within an ever-changing environment.
Ability to evaluate priorities and work well under pressure.
Excellent time management, problem solving and analytical skills.
Takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of work; plans and prepares for all projects.
Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships and work in a collaborative team environment is essential.
Excellent computer skills with competence in Word, Excel, and Outlook necessary; TMS and Crystal Reporting (or equivalent) is a plus.
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