Assistant Curator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Assistant Curator is responsible for research and presentation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Assistant Curator will contribute to and shape public programming. He/She will work closely with the Curator, Public Programming, and the Education department, drawing on research and knowledge of the collection. The position requires strong art historical and writing skills.


  • Research on the collection and for special exhibitions
  • Participate in curatorial decisions in oversight of the collection and programs
  • Contribute to the conceptualization and planning of exhibitions, public programs, and lectures
  • Write texts for presentation of the collection and exhibitions (labels and guides, public relations texts, grant applications, online/website texts, digital interpretive tools, and other publications)
  • Present lectures and public talks
  • Coordinate collection database together with Curator of the Collection and in consultation with Registrar and Archivist; input information and approve entries entered by Junior Cataloguers
  • Advise on Gardner Digital Repository and Photography project as needed
  • Cataloguing of the library
  • Act as a liaison with the Public Programming, Education and Public Relations departments, and Marketing as needed
  • Participate in conservation research and treatment
  • Provide art historical and historical guidance for professional researchers and Artists and Scholars in Residence concerning the collection and the history of the museum
  • Provide research advice and editing for the Director's Office and other departments as needed
  • Other duties as required


  • PhD in art history, preferably with research specialties in Italian and/or Spanish paintings and drawing
  • Proficiency in two foreign languages; fluency in one of them (preferably Italian and/or Spanish)
  • 2-3 years of curatorial work experience in an art museum
  • A record of publication in art history or a related field
  • Strong independent research skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Jobs



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