Sunday, 17 May 2009

Job Posting: Curatorial Assistant and Research Assistant Positions (Phoenix)


The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) of Phoenix, Arizona is seeking a Curatorial Assistant for a full-time position providing clerical and research support for the Curatorial team.

Requirements include a minimum master’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in music or a music-related field. Prior work in professional and office environments. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and other computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite and databases. Experience working with photo files and other media. Experience with online searching and research. Museum or library experience is desirable. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Job duties are to include assisting the curatorial team with clerical and research tasks related to: acquisitions and loans, collections records, research for exhibitions and publications, and general curatorial inquiries.

MIM is also seeking a Curatorial Research Assistant to do research related to music history, iconography, terminology, performance practice, organology and the cultural and social significance of musical instruments and traditions. The Research Assistant will also support communication between the Curatorial Department and other departments including Registration, Conservation, Exhibits and Multimedia.

Other information:

Both positions report to the Head of the Curatorial Team. As the museum evolves, some of the duties of this position may change. These are 1-year contract positions located in Phoenix, AZ. No relocation is provided.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. More information regarding MIM is available on the website at

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume or CV, and three professional references to:

Human Resources – Curatorial Assistant or Research Assistant
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) 
8550 S. Priest Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284

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