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@Copyright Archana Verma October, 2006

JOBS IN MUSEUMS

 

Locations - The Pacific Asia Museum, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States

Position Types - Curator, Curatorial Assistant, Chair

 

CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS and PROGRAMS
   

The Pacific Asia Museum seeks a dynamic, accomplished Curator of Exhibitions and Programs to direct the museum’s exhibition and collections efforts and design innovative and engaging programming. The Curator will plan and oversee the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent galleries, will develop a future collections development policy and will assist in strategic planning and donor cultivation. The position manages five staff and reports to the Executive Director. Qualifications: Established record of exhibition development and minimum of 5 years of related management experience. An advanced degree in art history or related discipline with a specialization in Chinese or Japanese art preferred.

Contact:

Send cover letter, resume, and salary history by email to: Joan Marshall, Executive Director, at j.marshall@pacificasiamuseum.org.

 

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT, CHINESE ART DEPARTMENT
   

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual, with strong administrative, research, and language skills, to support a dynamic and prominent Chinese Art department. The Curatorial Assistant will assist the Senior Curator of Chinese Art in programs and projects, including research, cataloguing, acquisition, conservation, education, exhibition, registration, and publication. This is a part-time position, 24 hours (3 days) per week. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Chinese Art History and excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Contact:

For a full job description and to apply for the position, please visit our site at www.asianart.org. The Asian Art Museum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

Chair, ART OF ASIA, OCEANIA, and AFRICA
   

                The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is recognized internationally for the quality and scope of its encyclopedic permanent collection. Housing one of the largest and oldest collections of Asian art in the Western world, the MFA’s Japanese art collection dates back to the 1870s, and now includes a stronghold of Chinese art, the oldest and one of most comprehensive collections of Indian art in this country, Southeast Asian Art from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam, Himalayan art, Islamic Art, one of the few important museum collections of Korean art in the West, African and Oceanic art. The MFA now seeks a Chair for the department Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa, to lead the department into the next millennium and guide the collection for future generations. This experienced, innovative and highly motivated individual will be responsible for the scholarship, daily operation and strategic planning of the collection. A respected and published scholar in the field, the Chair will guide important acquisitions, organize major exhibitions, and work effectively with distinguished collectors and supporters. The successful candidate must have proven curatorial, research, administrative and interpersonal skills, and at least 7 years of relative experience.

Contact:

Please send resume and cover letter to: Myriam Negron, Sr. Human Manager, (Mnegron@mfa.org) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

 

Curator, Asian Art 

 The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, seeks a curator to fill the Cofrin Curator of Asian Art position, which will be fully endowed in 2008. The museum houses a growing collection of Asian painting, sculpture and ceramics and works in other media from China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. The University's Asian Studies Program provides opportunities for scholarly interaction with professional colleagues and collaborative educational programming. The Cofrin Curator of Asian Art will manage and develop the Asian collection, programs and Asian art acquisition endowment of the museum in consultation with the director, other curators and museum staff and through collaborations with University faculty, students, the community and colleagues nationally and internationally. The curator will work with the director and others to plan a new wing for Asian art, which will begin construction in 2008. Primary responsibilities include preparation of long-term installations from the permanent collection, conception and implementation of exhibitions and related publications, original research for publication and presentation for academic audiences and the general public, cultivation and stewardship of donor relationships and conception and development of grant projects in collaboration with the grant specialist and other museum staff.

Master’s degree in an appropriate field with at least three years of curatorial experience required; a Ph.D. in art history with specialization in Asian art and at least two years of curatorial experience strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship and two to three years curatorial experience dealing with research, acquisitions, exhibitions, and collaborative programming. Submit letter of application, resume, references and academic and general audience writing samples.

This position requires a criminal background check.

 

Contact

To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit www.hr.ufl.edu/job. Reference number for this vacancy is 0703009, and the deadline date to apply is August 18, 2007. Please include letter of application, C.V./resume, and references as part of the online application. In addition, please submit academic and general audience writing samples by mail to:

Ms. Cecile M. Sands
Human Resources Manager
Harn Museum of Art
P. O. Box 112700, Gainesville, FL 32611-2700, USA.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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