Andrew W. Mellon Permanent Collection Curatorial Assistant

National Museum of Mexican Art
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Permanent Collection Curatorial Assistant Mellon Fellow


POSITION FUNCTION: To aid the Permanent Collection Curator in all aspects related to the Permanent Collection Department’s role within the Museum. 


ACCOUNTABLE TO: Permanent Collection Curator



    Updates and completes computerized museum records under the guidance of the Permanent Collection Curator and Associate Curator. Assists in the care and presentation of artwork in the Museum’s collection, both in storage and on display within as well as outside of the Museum. Strengthens and improves access to the Permanent Collection image archive, object files and Departmental records.
    Assists in the coordination of logistics, conservation treatments and photography sessions, framing and mount-making projects as well as facilitates visiting V.I.P’s, scholars, volunteers and fellows. Assists with light cleaning and coordinates maintenance schedule for the Permanent Collection Vaults and Office.
    Assists with correspondence and filing. Oversees I.T. needs of the Permanent Collection Department under the direction of the Permanent Collection Curator. Assists the Permanent Collection Curator acquire artwork for the Permanent Collection. Assists the Permanent Collection Curator organize and curate exhibitions. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Museum President.


QUALIFICATIONS: Individual should be pursuing or have earned a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies or Latin American Art History / Chicano Studies.  Candidate should have interest in documenting and caring for Mexican art and historical artifacts.  Preference will be given to the individual with art handling, imaging experience and computer skills.  Candidate must be organized, possess interpersonal skills to work with art collectors/donors, work with other staffers as well as independently and adapt to flexible hours as necessary.  Ability to lift 40 lbs. and climb ladders. Must know Spanish and have experience with FileMaker, Adobe Suite, digital imaging equipment and be familiar with best practices within a museum setting.


Interested parties should email a resumé, cover letter and letter of professional / academic reference. to:

Rebecca D. Meyers, Permanent Collection Curator

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