Curatorial Assistant (Part-Time) – Gilcrease Museum, University of Tulsa

Position Summary

The Curatorial Assistant, under the supervision of the Senior Curator, will work with the Luce Project Team and support the two Luce project Curators as a research assistant and project assistant.  This is a two-year, part-time appointment working 20 hours a week. The position is funded through an award from the Henry Luce Foundation and is contingent upon grant funds being received.

Characteristic Duties

  • Conducts original scholarship in American art and Native American art including research into historical context, artist methods and techniques, visual analysis of subject matter, provenance, exhibition and publication history, and artist biographies
  • Collaborates with Luce Project Team and Curatorial Team to plan and prioritize project tasks
  • Assists with cataloguing and data updates as required
  • Assists with project organization, timeline, and establishing priorities
  • Assists with development of a preliminary exhibition concepts for future exhibitions based on the collections of Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran, and Native American painting traditions
  • Performs other duties related to the project as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field from an accredited university or college; knowledge of art historical research methods; must have excellent writing skills; ability to both independently manage a project and to work effectively in a team; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must be detail-oriented, self-driven; working knowledge of TMS or other museum collection database; proficient in PC or Mac software applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

Physical dexterity sufficient to use a keyboard and telephone; carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, handling, climbing, and twisting; must have visual acuity to closely examine small objects, speech and hearing sufficient to perform interact with co-workers and to communicate well with professional and general audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

Scholarly art history background with an American art or Native American art background is preferred.

Application Information

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to:  The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK  74104 or submit online at  The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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