Seeking Associate Curator
Modern Contemporary Art
Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
Application deadline: September 12, 2014, 6pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world's finest museums, seeks an Associate Curator who will be required to be a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. S/he will be responsible for all curatorial duties, including researching, studying, and publishing works in the collection in her/his area of expertise, recommending acquisitions, proposing future exhibitions and publications for the Metropolitan Museum and the Breuer project.
Primary responsibilities and duties:
Lead scholarly research on and interpretation of objects under her/his curatorial responsibility;
Participate in departmental assessment and acquisition initiatives;
Plan, research and execute exhibitions in cooperation with colleagues in the department and across the museum;
Propose and contribute to Museum publications, including catalogue essays and entries, as well as other printed and online texts;
Answer correspondence relating to the Collection in her/his field of expertise; assist the public and visiting scholars;
Contribute to the Museum's public and educational programs (Learning, Volunteers, Digital Media, etc.);
Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, dealers, colleagues from other international institutions, and the scholarly community;
Assist with departmental fundraising as appropriate;
Assist with programs for departmental friends groups, The Modern Circle and Visiting Committee;
Other related duties.
Requirements and qualifications:
Experience and skills:
Minimum eight years of experience in a museum or academic institution;
Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research;
Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions;
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with colleagues across the museum and externally with artists, academics and scholars, donors, and the general public;
Ability to create and maintain precise records;
Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning;
Demonstrated engagement with artistic practice across the world.
Knowledge and education:
PhD (or equivalent) in history of art;
Deep expertise in twentieth- and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey required;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Fluency in a second language preferred.
Application deadline: September 12, 6pm
The Associate Curator, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to:
as a Word attachment only with "Associate Curator/Middle East, North Africa & Turkey" in the subject line.
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