Research Assistant—Curatorial, Asian Art
(Full-time, 2-year temporary position)
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as reading and speaking knowledge of a pertinent Asian language, preferably Japanese or Korean. A Master’s degree in Art History or related field is preferred, as is previous museum experience.
Responsibilities: The Research Assistant will work with the Curator of Asian Art, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, and Research Associate of Islamic Art to assess and present the Asian collection in preparation for its reinstallation to the permanent galleries. He or she will assist curators with collection surveys and administer reinstallation-related projects involving multiple departments within the Museum, as well as with outside contractors. The position will research select areas of the collection and develop interpretive materials for the new galleries. He or she will also assist with programming and other activities relating to the re-opening.
Starting date: Winter 2013–2014
Work schedule: Five weekdays per week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and your salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.