October 16, 2014 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Seeking Assistant/Associate Curator
October 16, 2014

Seeking Assistant/Associate Curator

Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Seeking Assistant/Associate Curator
Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey
Modern and Contemporary Art

Application deadline: November 15, 2014, 6pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave  
New York, NY 10028

www.metmuseum.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Assistant/Associate Curator. This candidate is required to be a specialist in 20th- and 21st-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 collection, research 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
– 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
– Contribute to the Museum’s public and educational programs (Learning, Volunteers, digital media, etc.)
– Other related duties


Requirements and qualifications

Experience and skills:
– Minimum three to eight years of experience in a museum, academic institution or equivalent
– Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research and writing ability
– Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions
– Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with colleagues across the museum and externally with artists, academics, 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—preferred 
– Deep expertise in the field of 20th- and 21st-century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey—required 
– Excellent written and spoken English—required
– Proficiency in Arabic, Persian, and/or Turkish—required    


The Assistant/Associate Curator, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, Modern and Contemporary Art 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 careers [​at​] metmuseum.org as a Word attachment only with “Asst/Assoc Curator/Middle East, North Africa, & Turkey—Modern Contemp Art” in the subject line.

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