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Museum Curator Resume

Depending on the type of museum, Curators can be responsible for artifacts, paintings, sculptures, films and photography or historic documentation.

A good Museum Curator must have extensive knowledge on Fine arts and must be able to recognize and emphasize the value of a certain art piece. Also, Museum Curators must have excellent negotiation skills and, most of all, outstanding communication competencies because they are not only responsible for managing the art collections but also for organizing and conducting museum events.

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Museum Curator Resume Sample

Contact information

Name: Derek Sloan
Address: Westwood Street, New York
E-mail: derek.sloan@example.com
Birth date: 29.10.1968
Marital Status: Single
Children: One
Driver's License: B category, 1996

Introduction

From my point of view, a Museum Curator is responsible for managing and taking care of the museum's art collections.

Objective

I am looking for a position as a Museum Curator within a museum where I can use my wide experience and professional skills in order to fulfill my daily duties and handle the art collections.

Summary

Attentive, responsible and experienced Museum Curator, with interpersonal competences and extensive art knowledge, I am eager to face new challenges, learn new things and achieve the museum's goals and objectives.

Skills and qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Analytical thinking and strategic planning;
  • Highly organized and efficient in time management;
  • Extensive art knowledge;
  • Artistic sense;
  • Business awareness;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Attention to details;
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated;
  • Creativity;
  • Positive attitude.
Work experience

Museum Curator, The Met, 1998-present
Duties and responsibilities

  • Identifying and negotiating the purchase of art items;
  • Displaying items within the museum;
  • Organizing tours, workshops and lectures;
  • Keeping maintenance within the museum;
  • Ensuring a safe environment for artifacts;
  • Performing several administrative duties;
  • Overseeing the arrangement of art pieces;
  • Handling the budgets for museum events and operations;
  • Coordinating and supervising museum staff;
  • Writing regular reports about his activity and concerning the museum operations;
Assistant Curator, Grey Art Gallery, 1995-1998
Duties and responsibilities
  • Assisted the Head Curator in performing daily activities;
  • Catalogued and maintained the art collections;
  • Handled the gallery's database;
  • Organized shows and other social events within the gallery;
  • Chose and acquired art pieces for the gallery;
  • Assisted the Head Curator in establishing the financial support for gallery events;
  • Provided relevant information about the gallery and its items;
  • Greeted and attended visitors and media representatives;
  • Replaced the Curator when needed.
Education and training
  • Master's Degree in Fine Arts, New York Academy of Art
  • Bachelor's Degree in Museum Studies, New York Academy of Art
  • Marketing Training Courses
  • Bookkeeper Certificate
Achievements and affiliations

Member of the Association of Art Museums Curators

Areas of interest

  • Film and photography
  • Paintings
  • Archeology
  • History
References

Charlotte Green, Head Museum Curator at The Met

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