What is a Curatorial Assistant?

Curatorial Assistant Job Description

Curatorial assistants are responsible for assisting with various museum functions, such as the setup and maintenance of exhibits, fundraising efforts and administrative functions.



Typical Job Duties

• Assist the curator in the preparation and administration of the annual budget

• Assist with the coordination and execution of fundraising activities

• Ensure museum activities comply with operating, environmental, aesthetic and safety regulations, standards and applicable legislation

• Develop and coordinate special events and workshops

• Conduct research and design related to new exhibitions

• Identify process inefficiencies and recommend improvements

• Develop and coordinate educational programs

• Assist with recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and supporting staff and volunteers



Scholarships for Becoming a Curatorial Assistant

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Curatorial Assistant. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Becoming a Curatorial Assistant: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Curatorial Assistant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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