Current Opportunities

Curatorial Assistant

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami seeks a Curatorial Assistant to support the museum’s curatorial department, permanent collection and exhibition efforts. Reporting to the Curator, they will support the museum’s strategic endeavors focused on the permanent collection, conduct research about artists and works in the collection, collaborate on maintaining the collection’s presence on the website and assist with needs related to exhibitions including research and loan preparation. This position will also take on research and aspects of artist liaising for the museum’s temporary exhibitions including our public art projects Art on the Plaza and Welcome to Paradise.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

• Exhibition research and administration, including preparing loan requests; assisting in the preparation of checklists and didactic materials; and liaising with other departments on installation, catalogue production, etc.

• Responsible for the digitization efforts of the permanent collection including documentation and file organization.

• Research on collection artists and works of art, as well as potential acquisitions and gifts.

• Assisting with preparation for Collection Committee meetings.

• Reviewing and cataloguing works of art.

• Collaborating with the Registrar on maintenance of the collection and its related files.

• Serve as the curatorial point person to expand the collection’s presence on the website.

• Answer queries from both the general public and scholars regarding the permanent collection.

• Oversee the upkeep of exhibition history documentation and the outgoing loan log.

• Alongside the registrar, manage all aspects of the collection’s inventory in The Museum System (TMS) database, including cataloguing object details, loans, provenance, appraisals, and exhibition history.

• Assist with general departmental administration, including scheduling and meeting coordination.

• Manage all rights and reproductions requests.

• Additional duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field or minimum of 4 years working experience in related field.

• Strong background in contemporary art.

• Experience in a museum or cultural organization.

• Experience with collections database systems (ex: EmBARK, artlogic, TMS).

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and in an atmosphere of continual growth and rapid change.

• Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple deadlines.

• Ability to learn new skills and tools quickly and proficiently.


• Exceptional interpersonal skills.

• Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail.

• Minimum two years of administrative experience in an office setting.

• Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with artists/gallerists /lenders

• Experience communicating with artists/gallerists /lenders on the phone, via email, and in-person.

• Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality related to exhibitions and lenders.

• Superior written, verbal, and oral communication skills.

This is a full-time, salaried position that requires some early morning, late evening and weekend hours as necessary, especially during periods of high volume (Miami Art Week, exhibition openings, etc.). A level 2 background check will be required upon the offer of employment.

Reports to: Curator

Compensation: Salary starting at $50,000 annually, commensurate with experience and including an excellent benefits package.

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to with subject line “CURATORIAL ASSISTANT”. No phone calls please.


MOCA North Miami presents contemporary art and its historical influences through exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Inspired by its surrounding communities, MOCA connects diverse audiences and cultures by providing a welcoming place to encounter new ideas and voices, and nurturing a lifelong love of the arts.

MOCA aspires to be a welcoming center at the heart of North Miami where art and art experiences flow in and out of the building — activating parks, schools, homes, and civic spaces; and connecting local and global conversations about art.

MOCA will tap into the cultural energy of the region to bring new art and perspectives to the public, building on North Miami’s legacy as a cultural destination. Visitors and the community can expect thought-provoking exhibitions that feature underexplored art and artists, and lift up diverse voices and stories.

MOCA will become known and respected locally and nationally for its innovative curatorial approach and research-driven exhibitions that are supported by educational programs for all ages. As a meeting place for cultural expressions and exchanges, MOCA will become a center for cross-cultural understanding and inclusion, connecting diverse communities through the arts

MOCA maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The museum hires, trains, promotes, compensates and dismisses employees without regard for race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, citizenship, or political belief that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.


Salary Range: 
Starts at $50,000 Annually

About This Job

  • Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
  • North Miami, FL
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: Starts at $50,000 Annually
  • Posted: March 17, 2023