Friday, 27 April 2012

JOB: Museum Program Asst, Museum of Russian Art, MN

The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis, the only museum of its kind in North America, is seeking a Program Assistant to support senior level staff with administrative and curatorial duties. This is a full-time, entry-level position.

The Program Assistant will also support the Director of the Museum with day to day communications, including phone calls, emails, and correspondence with the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Other administrative duties include making travel arrangements for staff or visiting professionals, managing outgoing mail, ordering supplies, and other tasks as assigned. Will assist accounting department in reconciling expenses with budgets.

The Program Assistant will also support the Curator of the Museum with the management of the permanent collection, and in the development and implementation of the Museum’s exhibitions. Exhibition tasks include cataloguing, maintaining files, keeping track of loan requests and agreements, creating and updating object lists, as well as assisting with the preparation and proofreading of printed and online publications, catalogs, visitor guides, gallery introductions, wall texts, etc.

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of museum operations.

    Bachelor's degree. Preferably in art history, cultural studies, museum studies, art education, or related humanities discipline.
    Experience in editing/proofreading for publication.
    Excellent communication, writing, research, and organizational skills.
    Knowledge of Apple’s iWork suite of office software.
    Knowledge of Russian culture, history, and language a plus.

Start date
June 4, 2012
Application deadline
April 27, 2012
Education requirements
4-year degree

Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, April 27, 2012 to Misha Dashevsky at No phone calls, please.

View the full listing here.

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