Part-Time Exhibitions Assistant

The Exhibitions Assistant works with a small and busy curatorial department to realize projects with artists, lenders, and arts institutions to deliver exhibitions. The temporary, 9-month position reports to the Associate Curator.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Associate Curator and Registrar.
  • This includes managing and following up on emails and phone correspondence, scheduling meetings (virtual and in person), preparing documents, organizing digital files, and other administrative tasks as needed.
  • Coordinate paperwork and logistics for artists, curators, and other guests. This includes preparing per diem requests, drafting travel itineraries, mailing gifts, organizing meals on-site, etc.
  • Create documents for a variety of projects including slide presentations, condition reports, checklists, composing letters and emails, and research documents.
  • Conduct ongoing research related to potential exhibitions and/or upcoming projects.
  • Support Great Rivers Biennial process by coordinating and organizing payments, itineraries, meals, accommodations, and flights.
  • Provide administrative support for two publication projects associated with the fall/winter 2023 season: securing image permissions, drafting author agreements, copyediting, and compiling catalog mailing lists.
  • Assist in regular condition checks of artworks and galleries.
  • Assist in conducting condition reports during exhibition installations including taking photographs and organizing documentation.
  • Conduct research for purchasing and sourcing materials for artists.
  • Coordinate hospitality for artists during installation and openings (on-site and virtual).
  • Communicate with artists and gallerists for contact lists, headshots, bios, press approved images, and other needs.
  • Create and maintain seasonal contact lists including invitation lists for exhibition openings.
  • Screen and respond to unsolicited mail and email requests.
  • Organize digital exhibitions archive.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, Art Administration, Museum Studies, or Studio Art.
  • Ability to research and skilled at writing and editing.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in an administrative capacity in an office setting, museum setting preferred.
  • Must be able to multitask.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, remaining calm under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and accuracy in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed instructions.
  • Familiarity with contemporary art.
  • This position will require majority on-site hours, according to a regular weekly schedule. Possibility for some hybrid work hours.

Compensation:

Part-time position, minimum 15, maximum 20 hours per week; Pay $20/hour;
9 month agreement.

Application Instructions:

Please click “Apply Here” to be forwarded to the application portal. In order to apply, you must
create a free account for Submittable. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume.
Applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until December 11, 2022.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation. We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:

acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism and white supremacy;

  • ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;
  • seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;
  • continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.

We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis:

Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
transformed from a small gallery into an internationally-recognized arts institution, now
permanently housed in a 27,000-square-foot building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. Flexible, open, and inviting, the building reflects the organization’s values, and
supports a dynamic range of exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities. CAM is the only museum in the St. Louis region solely dedicated to contemporary art and one of the
preeminent non-collecting institutions of its kind in the United States. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.

Learn more at camstl.org.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family
responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.