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Research Assistant

THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM: CURATORIAL AFFAIRS                                                    

JOBDESCRIPTION:RESEARCH ASSISTANT PART- TIME, NON-EXEMPT

MINIMUM OF RANGE: $15.30/hour

REPORTSTO:           CURATOR,DECORATIVE ARTS & DESIGN

SUPERVISES:                   N/A

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in history of art, design, or material culture, with general knowledge of the decorative artsis required. Strong research skills required; readingknowledgeof one or more European languages is desired. Experience with TMS (The Museum System) database desired. Excellent computer and software skills required.

JOBPURPOSE: Working with the Curator and the Assistant Curator, the research assistant will provide research support for the decorative arts and design department. The candidate will primarily conduct research on the Museum’s decorative arts and design collection, which currently numbers approximately 5,000 objects from the Renaissance to contemporary, to support a forthcoming reinstallation of the Museum’s 17 galleries and period rooms. The candidate will also provide research to prepare, write, and edit interpretive texts.

DUTIES, WORK PERFORMED:

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.