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Victoria & Albert Museum
Curatorial Assistant was asked...16 August 2018

what strategy I have for effective time management

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I use a master to-do list with my long term projects on. Each long term project has another list of ‘things that need to be done’ to fulfil the project along with target dates to get them down by. Having target dates allows me to think ahead as some tasks may need to fit in with other colleagues’ schedules or other practical considerations like delivery times. Each morning I catch up on emails and address any urgent tasks that come across my desk. The urgent tasks are then worked around the deadlines for the other projects that I’m working on. I use google tasks to keep my todo lists because it attaches to my calendar. This technique worked well in my position as a client liaison officer and my time as a creative assistant during my nine month work placement, (part of my degree programme). Less

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New Museum of Contemporary Art

Why do you want to Intern at The New Museum?

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Tell us about your career goals.

Rubin Museum Of Art

Where do I see myself growing in this institution? Do I know a language prevalent in the Himalayas?

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Growing into a curatorship. And no, I don’t speak another language.

Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens

Describe the biggest exhibition that you have put together.

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I described the biggest exhibition that I put together.

Leaf Group

What do you do when you have a lot of work on your plate and a demanding schedule?

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I am efficient at prioritizing. I put in my time and work efficiently, even going beyond my schedule if I have to. Less

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Tell us about your experience

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Basically just spoke about my previous experience as an administrative assistant. Less


I was asked to prepare multiple possible public programmes and then answer standard interview questions about how I've learned from failure, collaborative working style, etc. Given the Tate's size, they seem very interested in ego-free employees.


They test your knowledge in the field. Questions depend on the expertise of the panel.


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Tell me more about your academic background and prior working experience.

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