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Victoria & Albert Museum
Curatorial Assistant was asked...August 16, 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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Goodwater

There is a a task to gather information on ~300 companies (social urls, segmentation, and etc). 2 hours limit

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I confirmed my qualification by phone, and when I completed data gathering, I received automatic message that I am not qualified. No Reasons why. Less

Hello, Goodwater employee here. I'm sorry that you had a negative experience. For the data exercise we send out to the Data Quality Curator candidates, we actually already have all the answers. The purpose of this task is to test a candidate's efficiency and accuracy within the specified time limit. We have minimum pass scores. As long as you pass the minimum scores, you will be scheduled for next steps. Hope this helps! Less

How important is interdepartmental coordination and cooperation to you?

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I said that it was very important to me, that the exhibitions needed to work well with all aspects of the museum, and that there was no area that should not work together to achieve our shared goal. Less

Culture Unplugged
Curator was asked...October 2, 2015

What does consciousness mean to you? how do you live it in your life?

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where does human life evolve to? how do we grow from here and what do we teach children? Less

safeXai

The interviewer asked me to describe personality - not related to job function but just getting a sense of who I am as a person.

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Made a joke about setting the bar low and told him I don't shower often.

Curator was asked...November 13, 2019

What is your experience working with kids?

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What does professionalism mean to you?

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.

Worcester Art Museum

What was your training in [a previous archive position]?

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I had a binder with my training schedule and completed projects.

Kansas City Zoo
Curator was asked...February 10, 2022

What is my favorite animal

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