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Assistant Curator, Latin American and Latino Art

Sponsoring Organization

Museum of Fine Arts Houston



Houston, TX


Until Filled




Title:   Assistant Curator, Latin American and Latino Art

Reports To:  The Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas

Pay Type:  Full-Time, Regular, Exempt, 35 hrs/week

Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Work Location:  Beck Building, a non-smoking facility



This position reports to the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and encompases the full scope of activities, function, and special projects of the Department of Latin American Art. These include: permanent collection, accessions, exhibitions, research and interpretation, fundraising and activities of departmental support group.

Permanent Collection 

  • Responsible for preparing agenda and supporting materials for monthly sub-committee meetings. These responsibilities include: reviewing and correcting minutes of previous meeting before submitting them to the Curator’s and committee’s approval; updating accessions wish list; research and writing (with Curatorial Assistant) texts about objects being considered for acquisition; preparing Power Point presentations of objects for the consideration of the committee; formally presenting works to the committee, as needed; reporting on the activities and program of the Latin Maecenas and/or other department related business, as needed
  • Participates in monthly curatorial and Collections Committee meetings; attends Exhibition Committee meetings when necessary; reports on business pertaining to Latin American department, as needed
  • Participates in Caribbean Art Fund quarterly committee meetings; researches artists and works for the consideration of this committee
  • Participates in curatorial planning meetings for the installation of the collection in a new building dedicated to 20th century and contemporary art; researches and provides materials as needed
  • Recommends works for acquisition to the Curator and acts as liaison with artists, galleries, lenders, and donors
  • Researches potential acquisitions and prepares accession forms and relevant paperwork
  • On-going collection research and updating of information (with Curatorial Assistant) in object files and TMS
  • Researches and writes label copy for works on display, as needed
  • Coordinates (with Education Department) formal and informal talks on artists and works in the collection
  • Answers inquiries regarding permanent collection works, specific artists or Latin American art in general

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