July 3, 2016 - Whitney Museum of American Art - Seeking Assistant Curator
July 3, 2016

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photo: Ed Lederman, 2015.

Seeking Assistant Curator

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, New York 10014
United States


A newly created position is available for an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum with particular expertise in twentieth and twenty-first century American art. The incumbent will report directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and work closely with him on the organization of various large-scale monographic and thematic exhibitions from concept to installation. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to independently organize some exhibitions and artist projects, and to contribute to acquisitions and collection displays. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.

–Extensive scholarly research, including archival work and meetings with artists
–Development of checklists and floor plans
–Negotiation of loans
–Writing didactic texts, with the possibility for contributions to catalogues
–Management of all administrative aspects of exhibitions, including the writing and organization of correspondence; preparing reports and presentations; working with budgets; and other relevant duties
–Act as liaison for the Chief Curator in addition to working independently with other curatorial staff and departments in the museum, including Conservation, Exhibitions, Education, Publications, and Advancement, as well as external contacts such as artists, donors, galleries, and other institutions

Job requirements include: MA in art history; PhD preferred; expertise in mid-20th century American art; at least five years of museum, teaching, or related experience with demonstrated scholarship and organizational skills; experience with TMS, Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: hr [​at​] whitney.org and state “Assistant Curator” in the subject line.

About the Whitney
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of 20th century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the Whitney's new building vastly increases the Museum’s exhibition and programming space, providing the most expansive view ever of its unsurpassed collection of modern and contemporary American art.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment. 

Whitney Museum of American Art
Share - Seeking Assistant Curator
  • Share
Click to subscribe to e-flux and be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements
Subscribe to e-flux
Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements.
Subscribe to architecture
Explore the most recent content from e-flux architecture and urbanism
Subscribe to e-flux programs
Keep up-to-date on all upcoming talks, screenings, and exhibitions at e-flux in New York