The Harvard Art Museums seek a senior leader in the field of East Asian art, with expertise in Chinese and/or Japanese art. Responsible for the care, documentation, research, presentation, publication, and for strengthening the collection of Asian art. The curator of Asian art is expected to be an intellectual authority on, and to assume the full range of curatorial responsibility for, the collection of Asian art at the Museums and to advise on related matters at the university when needed. The curator crafts an ambitious exhibition, research and publication program for Asian art and works closely with students and faculty to foster a significant and sustained curricular use of the collection for both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The curator works within a team environment and promotes dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with colleagues within the division and with curatorial departments that have overlapping collection holdings and expertise. The curator recommends purchases, works closely with collectors and museum supporters, solicits gifts for the collection, and assumes an active role in soliciting funds for museum purposes, including acquisitions, exhibitions, conservation and technical analysis projects, and publications, from individuals, foundations, federal agencies and other sources.
Please apply by March 23, 2015 after which applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as necessary.
Please see Requisition # 34985BR. We will fill only one of these positions (**see other job posted: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art**). Please read both descriptions carefully and submit an application for the position most appropriate to your qualifications through Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, ASPIRE.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Ph.D. in art history or related field; minimum of 8 years progressively responsible curatorial or field-related experience.
Demonstrated record of scholarship and achievement in the field of East Asian art, with expertise in Chinese and/or Japanese art and a commitment to working in a university setting.