Art Curator Resume Samples

An Art Curator is responsible for preserving and displaying works of art in museums, galleries, and other art institutions. These professionals are responsible for researching, acquiring, and cataloging works of art and are responsible for developing educational programs and creating exhibitions. A well-drafted Art Curator Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – researching and acquiring works of art, cataloging and preserving various art objects, developing educational programs and creating exhibitions, maintaining the institution’s archive and library, and negotiating and managing contracts.

The skills required for an Art Curator include excellent communication, research, and organizational skills. Strong knowledge of art history, museum, and gallery operations is also crucial. Thorough knowledge of Conservation and art preservation techniques are also vital. A bachelor’s degree in Art history or a related field is usually required for this position. Many employers may require a Master’s degree in Art History or a related field. Some employers may require experience in museum or gallery management.

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Senior Art Curator Resume

Summary : As a Senior Art Curator, Coordinated the acquisition and curation of objects donated or purchased. Curation includes prescribing conditions under which objects/artifacts are recovered, catalogued, stored, exhibited and transported, and may involve negotiating the loan of those objects; evaluating and prioritizing collection restoration/conservation needs and selecting and managing contractual services.

Skills : Sales, Management, Clerical, Operations.

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  1. Participated in the development of strategic plans for curatorial area by working with staff to develop goals, create action plan to achieve goals, monitor progress, and report progress towards goals.
  2. Researched and developed project ideas by visiting other museums and viewing current exhibitions, communicated with curators and museum staff from other museums to discuss trends, identified traveling exhibitions that would be appropriate for the museum, developed and presented exhibition proposals.
  3. Managed museum projects by establishing goals and timelines, delegating responsibilities, reviewed work, worked with staff, volunteers and outside vendors.
  4. Conducted various public relations/liaison functions to endorse and promote the museum including creating promotional and informational materials, communicating with various groups and organizations, travels nationally and internationally to speak at various functions.
  5. Collaborated with area universities, directing the work of student interns, communicated and worked closely with support groups, and assisted the public.
  6. Managed budgets for various projects by establishing budgets for those projects, reviewing available funding, determining if additional funding is needed and how to obtain the funds, reviewing the budgets of staff, reviewing and approving budget expenditures.
  7.  Communicated and built relationships with various donors and contributors, worked closely with fundraising staff, and writing and submitting appropriate grants.
                  Years of Experience
                  Experience
                  10+ Years
                  Experience Level
                  Level
                  Senior
                  Education
                  Education
                  BAs


                  Art Curator Resume

                  Summary : As an Art Curator, Assisted business-getters with appraisals and selection for sale lists: liaise between Trust & Estates and the department; undertook research for appraisal documents. Assisted business-getters in preparing proposal documents for potential consignments. Developed my own specialist knowledge in order to build credibility in a specialist area, and build an understanding of the current Photography market and the key players. Collaborated with the Head of Sales & Cataloguer to research property for bibliography, provenance, and exhibition history using libraries, online databases, the internet, and outside experts (such as curators, dealers, and publishers), as needed.

                  Skills : Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects.

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                  1. Assisted in business generation and long-term client development in association with, and supervision of, senior specialists; worked to manage a network of clients and contacts.
                  2. Greeted/visited clients on-site and off-site to support appraisal, consignment, and sale efforts.
                  3. Coordinated with internal departments including (but not limited to) Marketing, Production, Proposals, and Web Production to produce catalogs, assets for the website, and other marketing materials.
                  4. Flagged any authenticity concerns and condition issues to the Head of Sales in a timely manner.
                  5. Collaborated with the Head of Sales & Cataloguer to coordinate restoration and framing, as needed.
                  6. Collaborated with the Head of Sales & Cataloguer to prepare the property for hilling sessions (meetings to determine value, condition, and marketability of property); amend catalog sheets after hilling sessions, when necessary.
                  7. Worked in a museum, gallery, or private collection, and their duties will vary depending on the size of the institution they work for.
                                                    Years of Experience
                                                    Experience
                                                    7-10 Years
                                                    Experience Level
                                                    Level
                                                    Management
                                                    Education
                                                    Education
                                                    BAs


                                                    Art Curator Resume

                                                    Summary : As an Art Curator, Prepared, processed, and maintained all records and paperwork for the permanent collection related to acquisition, deaccession, and research in paper object files, collection database, and online collection including shipping arrangements with Registration and liaising with Conservation for on-site reviews and collections care. Conducted research on potential and new acquisitions, specifically provenance research, and permanent collection works, artists, and other topics as requested.

                                                    Skills : Event Planning, Event Coordination, Event Management.

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                                                    Description :

                                                    1. Assisted with the organization of department exhibition and with coordination of traveling exhibitions.
                                                    2. Created and managed checklist information for exhibitions and gallery rotations.
                                                    3. Developed and maintained gallery labels; supported curator and/or interpretive specialist in development of interpretive texts for exhibition installation and rotations; conducted research when requested.
                                                    4. Assisted with the creation and coordination of departmental publications and presentations, press materials, and written information pertaining to departmental projects; conducted research when requested.
                                                    5. Managed and coordinated special events and programming including lectures, exhibition events, scholars visits, and departmental fundraisers.
                                                    6. Routed rights and reproductions permissions to responsible parties and follow up on photo requests as well as secure rights and reproduction permissions from artists or institutions for permanent collection and publications purposes.
                                                    7. Maintained departmental files, including budget and working files.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  7-10 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Management
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  BAs

                                                                                  Art Curator Resume

                                                                                  Summary : As an Art Curator, Assisted with compiling information for possible acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans and preparing acquisition proposals/curatorial reports. Managed incoming telephone calls, emails, and written correspondence for supervisor and others as directed. Assisted with collection management and storage. Maintained Lowe archive with support from the Records Assistant and Registrar. Helped coordinate onsite work of external conservation and art appraisal professionals.

                                                                                  Skills : Proficiency In Illustration, Graphic Design, and Photography.

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                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                  1. Assisted with all aspects of researching and developing permanent collection rotations and temporary exhibition displays, including creating and maintaining checklists and drafting routine correspondence (including, but not limited to, loan letters, donation acknowledgements, and other curatorial reports).
                                                                                  2. Assisted AD and Registrar with managing all incoming and outgoing shipments of art, both domestic and international.
                                                                                  3. Communicated object information, installation plans, and schedules to all relevant stakeholders.
                                                                                  4. Ensured that exhibition timelines and workflows are adhered to and/or adjusted as necessary.
                                                                                  5. Provided organizational support for curatorial projects, including calendar management, minutes, and administrative follow-up.
                                                                                  6. Researched and compiled information as needed to facilitate publications, installations, or exhibition-related projects, including provenance and Rights & Reproductions.
                                                                                  7. Assisted with cataloging collections and preparing registration materials.
                                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                                              7-10 Years
                                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                                              Level
                                                                                                              Management
                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                              BA In Fine Arts

                                                                                                              Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                              Headline : As an Art Curator, Experienced creating historic house furnishing plans and temporary exhibitions. Experienced with Microsoft office suite, imaging programs, and collections database systems used in museums. Maintained regular contact with museum colleagues, collectors, dealers, and auction house personnel to source acquisitions (donations, bequests, and purchases), develop knowledge of the marketplace, and enhance Historic Deerfield's standing in the museum community.

                                                                                                              Skills : Excellent time management, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

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                                                                                                              Description :

                                                                                                              1. Assisted with producing and monitoring of Collections & Exhibitions budgets and related reporting activities.
                                                                                                              2. Provided administrative assistance as required, including arranging travel and accommodation for artists, guest curators, couriers, and speakers.
                                                                                                              3. Responded to inquiries and requests from the general public.
                                                                                                              4. Spotted check galleries daily/assist Lead Preparator, Facilities Manager, and Registrar with maintaining the highest possible presentation standards.
                                                                                                              5. Worked with faculty to develop new courses, research projects, class discussions, and small or large exhibitions/displays using the Museum's collection, especially in the Museum's Object Study Center, making objects available for display and assisting with the use of the Museum's collection database for research and assignments.
                                                                                                              6. Taught or co-taught cross-disciplinary courses in the Museum in conjunction with an exhibition and/or relevant to the collection.
                                                                                                              7. Developed workshops for faculty across disciplines on object-based teaching.
                                                                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                                                                  5-7 Years
                                                                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                                                                  Level
                                                                                                                                  Executive
                                                                                                                                  Education
                                                                                                                                  Education
                                                                                                                                  BS In Arts

                                                                                                                                  Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                                                  Objective : As an Art Curator, Researched and studied works of art and art history in order to write and submit publications, studied and examine works of art to determine their origin, history, etc., developed lectures and lecture materials on numerous topics, conducted tours, and assess the authenticity of items.

                                                                                                                                  Skills : Creative Skills, Coordinating, Researching.

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                                                                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                                                                  1. Encouraged the use of the museum's resources by departments not traditionally understood as museum clients.
                                                                                                                                  2. Conducted university-wide research on class offerings before each semester and contacted faculty of relevant classes to encourage the use of specific exhibitions and collections.
                                                                                                                                  3. Coordinated exhibition-related programming, including visits by outside scholars and speakers, that engage students and faculty.
                                                                                                                                  4. Directed and oversaw exhibit design and implementation by selecting art for the exhibit, communicating with staff regarding the design plan, making recommendations on the appearance of the exhibit, researching and developing all accompanying texts, and conducting training for volunteers involved with the exhibit.
                                                                                                                                  5. Coordinated and facilitated the activities of other museum staff with the work of Academic Programs.
                                                                                                                                  6. Developed and implemented evaluation strategies and statistics on the use, impact, and effectiveness of academic programs.
                                                                                                                                  7. Sought sources of funding and work with museum and university collaborators to develop proposals and grants.
                                                                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                                                                              Level
                                                                                                                                              Executive
                                                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                                                              BA In Arts

                                                                                                                                              Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                                                              Objective : Creative Art Curator professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. Talents include illustration, graphic design, photography, project management, and arts education. Dedicating to supporting and promoting all forms of arts. Demonstrated mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for courses taught. Actively collaborated with the Tremaine Gallery, either as show curator, or artist, or incorporating relevant class activities.

                                                                                                                                              Skills : Curator, Creative Skills, Designing.

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                                                                                                                                              1. Promoted and produced monthly art exhibitions.
                                                                                                                                              2. Selected and installed the restaurant's art collection to enhance the decor and atmosphere.
                                                                                                                                              3. Created artist catalog bios for restaurant website and menu.
                                                                                                                                              4. Exhibitions Organizer Organized all aspects of the event including music bookings, reservations, VIPs, food and cocktails, show setup, and breakdown.
                                                                                                                                              5. Collaborated with each artist to align exhibits with their vision.
                                                                                                                                              6. Created and implemented marketing plans Designed promotional materials.
                                                                                                                                              7. Worked with the artists to setup up their pieces, big and small.
                                                                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                                                                              Level
                                                                                                                                              Executive
                                                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                                                              Education
                                                                                                                                              MA In Arts

                                                                                                                                              Junior Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                                                              Objective : More than 3 years as a detail-oriented, successful event planner and sales professional. Developed, promoted, and produced art exhibitions and special events. Served as right-hand to the store manager. Led successful sales teams to consistently exceed sales objectives by providing outstanding customer service. Represented TAC through public programs, teaching, guest lectures, and workshops.

                                                                                                                                              Skills : Detail-Oriented, Curator, Arts.

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                                                                                                                                              1. A curated exhibit entitled, Art in the Summer Changes Everything featured artwork.
                                                                                                                                              2. Collaborated with artists to develop site-specific installations for the traveling exhibition.
                                                                                                                                              3. Planned exhibition-related programming and community outreach.
                                                                                                                                              4. Installed and uninstalled artworks and assisted with event set-up.
                                                                                                                                              5. Wrote didactic text for wall labels and individual artists' showcases for various art forms.
                                                                                                                                              6. Used Organization in gathering all the student's information for entering art was needed for this job.
                                                                                                                                              7. Liked to take the initiative of making early deadlines for myself to cut out last-minute rumbling or anything apart of my job that relied on the cooperation of other students.
                                                                                                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                    Experience
                                                                                                                                                    2-5 Years
                                                                                                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                    Level
                                                                                                                                                    Executive
                                                                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                                                                    MA In Arts

                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                                                                    Objective : A highly creative, Assistant Art Curator professional and motivated individual, with a solid background in Textile design, Garment- and Soft goods design, and construction. Looking for full-time work within an established company that values great design and quality, and can provide a dynamic, challenging, and fun work environment where my skills and experience could be of use.

                                                                                                                                                    Skills : Developmental Skills, Social Media Assistant, Communicational Skills.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. Managed development and served as a point of contact for artists, press inquiries, and partnerships.
                                                                                                                                                    2. Provided project budgets for maintenance, establish object conservation priorities, and manage any conservation initiatives or treatments.
                                                                                                                                                    3. Managed database development for all collection materials; responsible for all collection records, object files, digitization of images, software updates and system migrations, and collection website.
                                                                                                                                                    4. Worked with TAC Director to organize a series of annual art exhibitions.
                                                                                                                                                    5. Acted as a registrar: oversaw and coordinated duties related to art shipping and transport.
                                                                                                                                                    6. Acted as lead/senior preparator overseeing all exhibition fabrication, preparation, and installation.
                                                                                                                                                    7. Conducted research on objects in the collection and provide interpretation for publications, labels, newsletters, social media, and related communications.
                                                                                                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                    Experience
                                                                                                                                                    2-5 Years
                                                                                                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                    Level
                                                                                                                                                    Executive
                                                                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                                                                    Education
                                                                                                                                                    BAs

                                                                                                                                                    Art Curator Resume

                                                                                                                                                    Objective : As a bright ambitious person, I enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly motivating position where I can assist others while challenging and expanding my knowledge and understanding of the task at hand. Seeking a position that will utilize my skills and offer the chance for advancement as well as allow me the opportunity to gain additional skills and experience.

                                                                                                                                                    Skills : Researching, Organizational Skills, Developmental Skills.

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                                                                                                                                                    Description :

                                                                                                                                                    1. Researched and curated a large number of contemporary Artists to display their artwork onto products such as iPhone- and tablet cases for sale through their new website PowisCustom.
                                                                                                                                                    2. Organized, categorized, filed, and set up tracking systems for large quantities of artwork.
                                                                                                                                                    3. Prepared and resized artwork to go into production.
                                                                                                                                                    4. Wrote copy for advertisements and created promotional material.
                                                                                                                                                    5. Updated product information and posted imagery on Social Media platforms Pinterest and Instagram.
                                                                                                                                                    6. Developed new courses or co-teach and adapt existing courses utilizing the Museum's resources.
                                                                                                                                                    7. Developed collaborative programs with other institutions to promote research on Deerfield and the Connecticut River Valley.
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                                                                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                                                                          0-2 Years
                                                                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                                                                          Entry Level
                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                          BAs