The average salary for an Assistant Curator is $45,213.
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Job Description for Assistant Curator
Assistant curators help to create and maintain collections of work in museums and perform tasks assigned by a main curator. They often serve as liaisons to other departments within the museum, as well as other museums, galleries, artists, trustees, and collectors, and may also locate potential loans and connect directly with owners to secure them. Assistant curators may perform research duties for exhibitions, publications, objects present in an exhibition, or the exhibition's subject matter in…Read more
Assistant Curator Tasks
- Assist the curator in developing and providing educational programs and researching collections for publication.
- Supervise museum volunteers.
- Deliver lectures, tours, and represent the curator.
- Assist with records of acquisitions, exchanges, and loans of museum collections.
- Assist with the development and implementation of exhibits.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Curator
Skills in Project Management, Research Analysis, Public Speaking and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Proposal Writing.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Curator
An early career Assistant Curator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,828 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Curator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,748 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Assistant Curator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,204 based on 17 salaries.
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Employees with Assistant Curator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (21.6% more) and San Francisco, California (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (12.6% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (10.0% less).
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