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Curatorial Assistant

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Requisition # HRC0548152

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What you will be doing in this role:

Under direct supervision, provides support to all day-to-day aspects of the care of Cedars-Sinai's arts collection, including assisting in the planning, development, research, and implementation of collection exhibitions, touring exhibitions and/or curated exhibitions organized with incoming donations, loans, or touring exhibition. Responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including exhibition research, planning, programs and events, managing contacts and correspondence. Assists with the coordination of catalogs, didactic materials, and exhibition documentation, writing and editing exhibition-related copy, and registration activities.

Assists in the creation and management of art-related stories for the various publications, web site and social media outlets.

Assists in creating and curating exhibition plans for on-campus and off-campus locations throughout Cedars-Sinai. Assists in exhibition curation as directed, to include retrieval of materials, researching and verifying information, correspondence with lenders, artist, and donors, and generating exhibition copy.

Provides support to curatorial projects initiated within the department. This includes gathering and analyzing art historical and scholarly texts, visual and object location information, and budgetary data, compiled in order to initiate and implement exhibitions. Assists with the writing, editing, and researching of exhibition invitations, artist invite packages, catalog publications, biographic and bibliographic material, wall labels, press releases, and exhibition fact sheets.

Obtains permissions and copyright clearance for images and maintains accurate credit lines.

Provides thought-provoking and educational tours of the art collection to promote the Art of Healing experience for patients, visitors and staff through the docent and video programs.

Assists leadership, the Chair of the Advisory Council for the Arts and subcommittee members in the preparation of reports and presentations for all Advisory Council for the Arts quarterly meetings, subcommittee meetings, special projects and various tasks and communications.

Assists leadership and the subcommittee Captains in managing the various subcommittees of the Advisory Council for the Arts. This will include oversight and management of the members of the committees but also of the projects and tasks of the subcommittees.

Responsible for the day-to-day organization and administration of the Arts Program office. Accountable for the accuracy of all records and documentation. Interfacing closely with Arts Program staff, leadership and Advisory Council for the Arts Members. Efficiently maintaining accurate and up-to-date computer and manual records, and documentation of files.

Assists with managing department finances and budgets. Maintains departmental calendars. Attends meetings and keeps track of action items.

Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcomes

Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

Responds timely, effectively and appropriately to deliverables

Ensures practices and procedures are inclusive of interpersonal and cultural diversity

Cultivates and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with stakeholders and/or client groups.


Bachelors Degree in Arts History, Museum Studies, or a related field required.

A minimum of 3 years proven experience as a curator or assistant curator in a museum, gallery, private collection or cultural organization required.

Skills/Experience needed:

Extremely detail-oriented and exercise good judgment and problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to compose letters and communicate as a representative on behalf of the Arts Program office and Advisory Council for the Arts, strong writing and copy-editing skills.

Responsible for the incoming donations presentations for assembly and distribution, viewing and decision rendering. Creative in presentation, always searching new ways to present the incoming art in the best possible light.

Knowledge of museum and exhibition methods and practices, including the proven methods of developing, planning and implementing museum exhibitions

Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite or related software applications.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Why work here?

We take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and provides the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

  • Working Title: Curatorial Assistant
  • Department: Arts Council
  • Business Entity: Corporate Services
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Administrative
  • Job Specialty: Administrative
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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