Careers

Above: Curator of Art Margaret Lynne Ausfeld leads a gallery tlak.

Overview

Founded by artists and arts educators in 1930, today’s MMFA staff continues to be a mix of makers, educators, and other museum professionals—a creative collective dedicated to art, visitors, and the design and delivery of engaging experiences that connect the two. 

There are thirtysomething of us—some new to the enterprise, others here for decades, and others still have returned to the Museum after moving on and broadening their experiences elsewhere. We leverage this mix of fresh perspectives and deep institutional knowledge—mixed with creativity, command, commitment, and camaraderie—to work from a place of competitive advantage. Our practice is also distinguished by our “good to great” mindset—the drive to learn and grow as we go—with and from each other and ourselves.

We recognize that, like so many other museums, arts organizations, and other workplaces, we have long fallen short of recruiting and retaining staff whose identities and experiences mirror the public we seek to serve. With this in mind, today, we work with urgency to attract top talent whose life experiences deepen our capacity to understand fully the community’s needs and wants and connect meaningfully with those who reside in and visit the River Region. 

The MMFA is a public-private enterprise, supported by both the City of Montgomery and the MMFA Association. While most MMFA staff are employed by the City, others are employed by the Association. Each vacancy posted notes if the position is City or Association and includes links to the appropriate application process for each. 

Current Openings

Curatorial Assistant

Date Opened: October 6, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Curatorial Assistant will assist curatorial and collections staff with projects, research, and planning. The person in this role will collaborate across Museum departments to conduct art historical research and manage projects and exhibitions. Additionally, the Curatorial Assistant will participate in the administration and management of major exhibitions and will curate smaller exhibitions derived from the Museum’s permanent collection.

The work responsibilities are: conducts MMFA project and exhibition research; conducts research into objects requested for loan for temporary exhibitions; maintains checklists of exhibitions; manages requests for rights and reproductions for collections objects; curates collections-based exhibitions; and performs administrative duties. The employee will report to a Museum Curator III.

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