Department of Curatorial Affairs
The San Diego Museum of Art seeks an experienced Associate Curator to work with the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs to research, acquire, and interpret the Museum's collection of East Asian art, which includes approximately 7,000 works of art in various media (paintings, sculpture, photography, and other works on paper), including Buddhist sculpture of China and Japan, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and a wide variety of ceramics, metalwork, and decorative arts ranging in date from about 1,600 BCE until the present day.
The Exhibition Graphic Artist works closely with Registrars, Curators, Translators, Educators, and Artists to produce high quality exhibition signage and labels on time and on budget. Key responsibilities include design and fabrication of a wide variety of signs and printed material. S/he assists in the development, content, and location of museum exhibition, marketing, and way finding signage. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
The Editor and Publications Coordinator is primarily responsible for editing and proofreading all museum publications and printed copy including website, labels, text panels, magazines and catalogues, etc. He or she must be an excellent proofreader and general writer and editor. He/she must be a creative, collaborative thinker who can negotiate tactfully but confidently. General knowledge and interest in the visual arts is essential; experience working in a similar position for a nonprofit or museum is an advantage.
Under direct supervision, the Museum Assistant performs work related to exhibition preparation and installation, including construction of exhibition display furniture and art installation. Some evening and weekend hours required.
The San Diego Museum of Art has an educational unpaid Intern position with our Curatorial team. The Curatorial Intern works closely with all members of the Curatorial Department to gain a comprehensive understanding of research and catalogue preparation. Candidates are students who are college seniors, recent college graduates, or graduate-level students interested in pursuing a career in museum Curatorial work, gaining experience and learning new experiences working in an art museum.
Position requirements and Internship Eligibility:
- Use provided content to populate InDesign template files and enter edits
- Preflight files for press production
- Print, mount, trim, and install exhibition graphics including (but not limited to) labels, signage, and vinyl lettering
- Work with Graphic Designers, Curators, Registrars, Educators, and Translator to coordinate projects through proofing process
- Perform touch-up and repair work in galleries