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Curatorial Assistants, or Assistant Curators, often work for larger museums and specialize in one particular area, such as art, science, anthropology or history. Skills associated with example resumes of Curatorial Assistants include researching and corresponding with artists for upcoming exhibitions, and preparing artwork for shipment for traveling exhibitions. Museums look for master's degrees in the fields of art, history, science, or archeology on their candidates' degrees, though some prefer a more general degree in the field of museum studies.

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Curatorial Assistant

40 hour a week paid internship, digitizing the collection at the [company name]. Processed the artifacts using appropriate conservation methods. Organized and managed collection. 12 week full-time grant funded internship.

  • Accessioned textile artifacts and processed paperwork for patrons
  • Researched artifacts to determine provenance and condition
  • Photographed and cataloged textile artifacts using PastPerfect 4.0
  • Labeled, packed, and processed artifacts using proper artifact handling procedures
  • Designed and assembled textile exhibits displayed at the Wood-County Historical Society
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
History
MA
European History
2

Curatorial Assistant

  • Conducted location inventories of over 3,000 objects in ethnology and archaeology collections
  • Updated museum database, PastPerfect: deaccessioned records, deleted duplicate records, consolidated information
  • Researched and verified federally recognized Indian Tribal Entities resulting in updated and standardized NAGPRA files
  • Assisted in planning, installing, and deinstalling 7 exhibits in rotating gallery: hung vinyl, drafted exhibit labels, mounted text panels, created display mounts for textiles and three dimensional objects
  • Rehoused historic archaeology collections from the Granada Relocation Center (Amache), resulting in improved object safety and increased access for researchers
  • Created custom storage mount for Katsina doll resulting in increased safety
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Anthropology And Geography
3

Curatorial Assistant

Co-curator of the exhibition, "Science Shapes Art" at a quickly expanding non-profit cultural arts center and school for the arts, assisting in conceptualizing design and successful execution of show

  • Supervised and trained gallery volunteers, scheduled meetings and appointments with world-renown artists, presented reports on progress and upcoming opportunities to board of members
  • Assisted in daily administrative support to all levels of staff, from guest relations to managing correspondence
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, WordPerfect, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experienced in management and training
Candidate Info
8
months in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Criticism And History Of Art
MS
Master of Science
4

Curatorial Assistant

Wrote biographies and edited content for an illustrated, trade market catalogue of original children's book art and other publications

  • Led school groups on exhibition tours
  • Prepared and installed exhibitions in collaboration with curatorial staff, including my own exhibition, "Visions of Pirates Since 1650"
  • Researched and fact-checked material for reference inquiries and library publications
  • Organized and pre-catalogued archival collections and kept records of new acquisitions
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
5

Curatorial Assistant/gift Shop Manger

Research and enter all artifact information into database

  • Dress the 1857 Tanner Mansion for each season and for special reservation only exhibits.
  • Docent for Tanner Mansion, the Aurora Art Museum, and Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).
  • Developed personalized hands-on activities for all ages
  • Doubled sales in gift shop through original marketing efforts.
  • Solicited, supervised and directed volunteers in two locations for archiving, research, cataloging, sales, and events.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
History
6

Project Manager and Curatorial Assistant

Successfully researched the next of kin for 2,982 September 11 victims using a plethora of sources.

  • Effectively managed detailed correspondence with thousands of family members, companies, foreign embassies, the United Nations and American government agencies.
  • Coordinated the memorial's efforts to properly identify Medal of Valor recipients by liaising with the Department of Justice and a myriad of other government agencies.
  • Spearheaded the effort to send victim specific correspondence to each of the 2982 families.
  • Facilitated the outreach to the next of kin in order to verify victim information.
  • Liaised directly with the families of the victims via written correspondence, phone calls and direct meetings.
  • Wrote a reference report on the responses to I.R.A and Al Qaeda related terrorism in the United Kingdom.
  • Catalogued a variety of gifts to the museum collection.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
History And Archaeology
MPhil
Archaeology
7

Curatorial Assistant

Updated Los Angeles and New York gallery guides weekly

  • Monitored upcoming art auctions and kept log of results using MS Excel
  • Researched and wrote about artists, describing their practice and career
  • Maintained library including: selecting and purchasing books, creating bibliographic records in Readerware software
  • Gave tours of collection
  • Sorted through mail; ran errands as needed; responded to email; and answered phones
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BFA
Drawing And Painting
MA
Studio Art
8

Educational and Curatorial Assistant

Assisted with organizing and implementing a week-long summer day camp for elementary and middle school-aged students

  • Redesigned labels, researched, updated and reorganized exhibits in museum
  • Researched, planned, and coordinated four traveling exhibits and installed two in local municipal facilities with the DFW area
  • Implemented an organizational system for museum's craft-room
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Anthropology
Anthropology
9

Curatorial Assistant

  • Displayed works for Steve DiBenedetto Exhibition and Art Education Exhibition (Fall 2009)
  • Wrote text panels for Spring 2010 Exhibition, "Identity"
  • Planned, interpreted, and organized exhibitions
  • Interviewed local multi-media artists
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Art, Art History
10

Museum Curatorial Assistant

Wrote detailed descriptions and assigned accession numbers for coins and medals.

  • Researched provenance and assisted curators with exhibit coordination and library research.
  • Worked with digital photography, helping to put the collection online and rendering ancient to modern objects accessible to outside viewers.
  • Designed the illustrations for an article by Dr. Peter van Alfen in the 2002 American Journal of Numismatic.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Art History And Classics
MA
Art Market Principles And Practices

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