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Assistant Curator - Education, Museum at FIT

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, New York
$55,644 - $80,403 per year
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Curator - Education, Museum at FIT.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


The Assistant Curator - Education is a supportive position within the Museum's Education Department that reports to the Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs, and provides critical assistance to both the Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs and the Curator of Education and Research. The Education department creates initiatives that make the museum's exhibitions and collections more accessible to diverse audiences through educational programing. It enriches FIT's academic programs, as part of its educational role to support FIT faculty and students and to encourage lifelong learning among diverse and inclusive audiences.

The Assistant Curator works in a highly creative environment. Duties include supporting department curators in planning and executing events, assisting with education initiatives, and coordinating the museum's internship and museum facilitators programs. In addition, the Assistant Curator researches upcoming projects and assists with and/or executes programs developed by the Education staff. Responsibilities include maintaining and reviewing records, contact lists and RSVPs for events, and maintaining budgets and related records. The applicant must be able to work some evenings to assist with a variety of museum events.

In addition to working with members of the Education department, the candidate will work with the Collections and Education Assistant, the Campus Exhibitions Coordinator, the Museum Media Manager, other museum staff, as well as  FIT faculty and staff?to discover and institutionalize effective ways to provide support for and implement the collaborations between the Museum and FIT academic departments, such as Art and Design, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. This also includes, but is not limited to, working as the primary liaison with the Graduate Studies department for their annual exhibition at MFIT, coordinating museum internships, and coordinating the Museum Facilitators Program in collaboration with the Art History and Museum Professions undergraduate program.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide support before, during and after events led by Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs.
  • Assist behind the scenes with Education events such as lectures, screenings.
  • Assist Senior Curator and Curator of Education with special projects, such as publications, temporary off-site activities, etc.
  • Take registrations of Education events using Salesforce ticketing system.
  • Entry education events into the museum's Event Calendar.
  • Work with museum facilitators and interns. Manage facilitators' schedules.
  • Provide general staff support at Museum openings; serve as a flexible member of the Museum staff.
  • Provide general administrative support to the department.
  • Maintain order of all electronic and paper files in the department.
  • Oversee museum information email and telephone lines.
  • Assist in the up keeping of department records and databases.
  • With guidance of the Senior Curator of Education, oversee and track departmental budgets.
  • Process requisitions; prepare invoices and transfer monies as required.
  • Monitor account balances while processing deposits and expenditures.
  • Settle discrepancies in vendor accounts for the department and keep Curator of Education informed.
  • Fulfill supply orders based on education staff requests.
  • Provide general administrative support to the department.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working at a museum.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Friendly and professional demeanor. Able to communicate enthusiastically yet maturely with a wide range of populations including community groups, children, local community leaders, school administrators.
  • Strong interest in a career in museum education and an understanding of best practices in education in the museum context.
  • Ability to work in a team and with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including expertise in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write for varied contexts, such as education and marketing, as well as for various learning levels and learning styles.
  • Scrupulous attention to detail in all aspects of work required.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with professional office procedures and protocol.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • New York State Department of Education (NYSED) teaching certification.
  • Previous experience with Salesforce or other contact management software, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred.


Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Frequent; Communicate Orally- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Constant; Write- Frequent


The position is on campus, primarily in an office environment, classroom or theater.


Sit- Constant; Stand- Frequent; Bend- Occasional; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- N/A; Lift over 50- N/A; Reach- Occasional


Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; some evenings; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Job Title: Assistant Curator per Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
Salary Schedule 91; Successor Agreement (page 7)
Hiring Salary: $55,644 per year
Mid Range Salary: $69,053 per year
Maximum Salary: $80,403 per year

Full-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Pilot Program

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.


In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants- Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at:

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EEO/ Affirmative Action Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.  Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.  Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212.217.3360,

The Fashion Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within the community.

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