Assistant/Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints


The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints. The primary responsibility of this position is the care, growth, display, interpretation, presentation, and publication of a broad spectrum of the Morgan’s extensive and famous collection of fifteenth - through nineteenth-century drawings and prints, with a particular emphasis on the Dutch, Flemish, and German schools. In consultation with the department head, the assistant/associate curator is responsible for organizing in-house and loan exhibitions featuring this and/or related material. The assistant/associate curator should also be able to conduct research on other parts of the department’s holdings of drawings before 1900 and to participate in exhibitions and projects in other fields and media. The assistant/associate curator will lecture on the collection as required and will participate in the planning and content of symposia, scholars’ days, and other programs organized under the auspices of the Morgan’s Drawing Institute. Participation in the administrative tasks associated with the functioning of the curatorial department is required; this will include responding to scholarly and public inquiries related to the collection and attending meetings or serving on committees as necessary; collaboration with other departments at the Morgan and with other institutions is a fundamental aspect of the position. The position reports to the Charles W. Engelhard Curator, the Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints.

The Morgan strongly encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in programming, outreach, hiring, and collection development.

  • Assistant level candidates should hold a PhD degree or be in the final stage of work on one, in the History of Art or a related field, or have equivalent training and experience, with a minimum of 2–3 years’ experience in museum work and/or the academic field of art history required; curatorial experience in European art strongly preferred.
  • Associate level candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the History of Art or a related field, or have equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in museum work and/or the academic field of European art history.
  • Broad knowledge of the history of European art, with a specialization in Northern European art of the 15th- early 19th centuries required.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of loan exhibitions including but not limited to identifying loans, writing catalogue entries, design and installation, preparation of didactic materials, and media relations.
  • Proven record of independent scholarly research and publications of a very high standard; excellent writing skills.
  • Intellectual creativity and an interest in making scholarship accessible to a broad audience.
  • Willingness to establish connections with, and expand knowledge of, private collections and to participate in activities associated with the visiting committee and other supporters of the department.
  • Fluency in German or Dutch, and proficiency in at least one other European language
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collegial environment.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with museum database systems such as TMS highly desirable.
  • Able to work for extended periods standing or at a computer workstation and tolerate moderate levels of dust.
  • Travel as required when serving as a courier for loans

Assistant Curator $63,000 to $67,000; Associate Curator $73,000 to $78,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits plan.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, CV, names of references, and salary requirements to by December 30, 2022:

Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position using the e-mail address indicated above.

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs

Important to note:

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