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Curatorial Administrator

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance

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Job Summary

The Curatorial Administrator develops, maintains and prepares standardized contracts required for EMPAC curatorial activities in collaboration with the curatorial, business, and communications teams. The Administrator executes VISA and Export Control requirements with the relevant campus departments and with contracted partners. In support of the Manager of Communications and Grants, the Administrator ensures the proper and timely processing and submission of grant applications and subsequent reporting. The Administrator coordinates EMPAC collaborations with campus classes and off-campus community workshops.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 2 years’ of directly related experience.
  • Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with artist contracts. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent planning, coordination, organizational and effective time management skills.
  • Ability to solve problems involving multiple variables and solutions in both standard and unique situations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, and ability to learn other specialized software and applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and communication skills.
  • Strong ability and knowledge of field specific operational/administrative functions
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to higher education and ability to work with a diverse population.

Preferred Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

Knowledge of multiple art sub-genres (i.e. Performance, Audio, Visual, etc.) and types of artistic relationships (residencies, commissions, exhibitions, performances, workshops, co-productions, etc.)


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


No Driving

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis. For more information, please see Home Page | COVID-19 Policy (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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