CURATORIAL ASSOCIATE | Permanent Full-Time; Contingent Upon Funding
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House seeks a full-time Curatorial Assistant to play an important role in its dynamic and expanding curatorial and interpretive program. The position reports to the Martin House Curator and works closely with the Curator and Director of Education to help develop and implement an expansive array of scholarly and public programs designed to enhance the museum’s mission. The selected candidate will assist with the planning, research, organization, and execution of new and existing programs, as well as project-related administrative tasks. These programs will expand interpretation of the historic site through active solicitation of diverse perspectives and voices. Excellent research and writing skills are essential, as well as a deep knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art, architecture, and design history.
Assist with the planning, research, organization, and execution of new and expanding scholarly and public programs which may include: lectures, commissions, exhibitions, publications, performances, and other research and educational activities.
Assist with the launch and development of a newly established Martin House Creative Residency Program. Provide support with creative maker logistics including travel coordination, itineraries, project applications, and the like.
Research potential scholars and creative makers for scholarly and public programs, as well as assist with all aspects of program implementation to include scheduling meetings, maintaining correspondence, and tracking projects.
Research the Martin House, its collections, and social and cultural history in support of the development of expanded scholarly and public programs.
Assist with the creation of project-related texts, both print and digital, intended for the general public including interpretive materials and other copy.
Produce and routinely update information related to scholarly and public programs for the Martin House website, electronic newsletter, social media, grant applications, and other communication outlets.
Participate in efforts to maintain and update object records and files with comprehensive information. Ensure that research and related materials coming out of these projects are entered into the collections management system when appropriate. Utilize the museum’s collections management system to manage collections, exhibitions, commissions, video documentation, publications, and other related resources as required.
Perform additional duties for Martin House scholarly and public programs, special events, exhibition openings, and public tours as required.
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in 20th- and 21st-century art, architecture, and design history; 2 years of museum, gallery or relevant experience, including experience using a collections management system (preferably EmbARK or TMS); fluency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; excellent organizational skills; excellent writing, research, and communication skills, with attention to detail and accuracy; ability to handle several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines; and a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) in the field.
Salary for this full-time position will be $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience and skill set. Benefits provided include health care, retirement, and generous paid time off.
About Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House
The crown jewel and “opus” of the Frank Lloyd Wright prairie collection, the Martin House is a compelling symbol of architectural excellence, civic identity, cultural pride and sustainability. Nestled in a historic neighborhood in a city with a rich arts and cultural community, the Martin House is often referred to as “the finest restored Wright site in the U.S.” Considered one of the most important works of the famed architect’s career, the Martin House has achieved international prominence. It has ambitious goals that will impact and benefit all citizens of the city of Buffalo, the region and beyond. With the major restoration complete and an eye toward the return of travel and in-person experiences, the Martin House is poised for an exciting and explosive next chapter of impact. In this next phase, the goal of the Martin House is to provide innovative and breakthrough programs and experiences that advance the Martin House’s mission and vision in powerful new ways resulting in access and inspiration for visitors from all walks of life and from locations far and wide.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House in an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity and diverse perspectives. We encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and resume addressed "Martin House Curator" to email@example.com and include Curatorial Associate in the subject line.