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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

Curatorial Assistant - 3 Year Appointment

As a member of the curatorial team, the Curatorial Assistant will assist in all areas of responsibility including acquisitions, exhibitions, cataloging, and research of The Corning Museum of Glass collections. Collaborates with staff from departments across the Museum, including the Rakow Research Library, Collections Management, Education & Interpretation, Publications, Marketing/Communications, Digital Media, Advancement and other departments as needed.


  • Assists curators in researching and coordinating information for exhibitions, publications, and interpretive projects.
  • Maintains exhibition checklists.
  • Acts as a liaison between the curatorial and registration departments.
  • Is an active member of the exhibition planning teams: core, logistics, and interpretive.
  • Assists in writing and facilitating production of labels.
  • Assists curators in development of acquisition proposals.
  • Assists in the development and coordination of information for marketing and communications, including digital/AV, social media, and web-based materials.
  • Updates data into the collections management system regarding objects in the collection.
  • Assists the curators in answering questions from the public about the collection.
  • Assists in periodic surveys or inventories of the collections.
  • Works with the Registrar’s staff as requested to organize glass in the offsite storage facility.
  • Supplies information about the collection to other departments as requested.
  • Assists with public programs related to the collections as requested.
  • Provides tours of the collection.
  • With the collections department, facilitates visits from scholars and collectors who wish to examine the collection.
  • Supports and amplifies the Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.


  • Master’s Degree, preferably with an emphasis on material culture or decorative arts.
  • Excellent research and organizational abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of glass desired.
  • Knowledge of foreign languages desired.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software products.
  • Knowledge of collections management software or the ability to learn it.
  • Ability to represent the Museum in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

To Apply

Email or mail resume with cover letter to [email protected] or send to Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Human Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer.