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Curatorial Research Assistant

The United States House of Representatives seeks a curatorial assistant to support the House Collection of Fine Art and Historic Artifacts. For job announcement, please visit

Job Summary:
Assists in providing curatorial services for the House of Representatives. Assists in scholarly research for collection and exhibition-related subjects. Provides support in registration, movement, and maintenance of objects and exhibitions. Provides assistance on special projects.

Strong research, writing, and problem-solving skills and organizational ability. At least two years experience in research and/or collections is preferred. Bachelors degree in History of Art, History, Museum Studies, or related field strongly preferred. Ability to exercise discretion in fulfillment of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work as a member of a team performing shared duties. Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner. Ability to reach, lift, and move fine and decorative art and historical artifacts displayed and stored in multiple historic buildings. Occasional late, early, and weekend work is expected.

Applicant Instructions:
No telephone calls please. Interested individuals should e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Selena Haskins
Office of Art and Archives
Office of the Clerk, U. S. House of Representatives

Closing Date: Aug 15, 2018

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans preference consideration should email for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.
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