Hot Job: Curator for the National Art Gallery

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The position: Museum curator at the National Gallery of Art

Location: Washington, D.C.

Job duties: Will serve as assistant curator in the gallery's Department of French Paintings. Conducts collection-related research and writing, and assists with the management, documentation and organization of permanent collections, special exhibitions and accompanying programs related to French paintings. Coordinates photography of new objects and paintings when needed. Helps with annual inventory and responds to public and scholarly inquiries about the department's art. Assists with the preparation and research of loans, possible acquisitions, exhibitions and publications for the department. Collects photographs and technical information related to the artwork on a constant basis. Conducts routine inspections and condition checks in the galleries and prepares related reports.

The company: The National Gallery of Art is one of the country's largest art museums. Its collections range from works of the 12th century to present day pieces.

Requirements: Requires academic degree, four years of directly related work experience or an equivalent combination of the two. Requires specialized curator experience in an American or French museum performing scholarly work or a master's degree in European art history. Must have specialized training or expertise involving French art of the 17th or 18th century and knowledge of the methods of advanced art historical research and cataloging. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must successfully complete a security investigation that will include fingerprinting.

Extra perks: The pay scale for this position starts at $51,630 a year. The gallery also offers a federal benefits package that includes participation in the federal employees' retirement plan.

Interesting info: The Department of French Paintings is responsible for the care, study and display of more than 800 French paintings from the 17th through early 20th centuries.

Other opportunities: The gallery also needs an IT specialist, a staff assistant and painters.

Apply online by July 16.

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