22 April 2014

Job Vacancy: Associate Curator of Oceanic Art

ASSOCIATE CURATOR of Oceanic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art who will be a full time member of the curatorial team of the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing in charge of the Oceanic collection.  In that role, they will be responsible for all aspects of curatorial work including:  recommending acquisitions; the care, study, interpretation, and publication of the collections; developing special exhibitions; cultivating donors; engaging with the academic community; and forging relevant relationships with cultural institutions and organizations in Australia, New Zealand, and across the Pacific. For full details and how to apply visit here. 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:
   Plan and oversee updating of gallery installations of the permanent collection, including the selection of art works and writing of didactic content
   Research and recommend acquisitions and develop a list of gaps in the existing collection to be filled
   Cultivate strong institutional relations with private collectors of Oceanic art
   Develop collaborative projects that engage specialist researchers with MMA's collection
   Propose and undertake publications relating to the permanent collection
   Review, revise, and expand collection object files and records
   Propose and develop special exhibitions and related publications
   Work with Education Department to develop public programming relating to the collection for general audiences and those with a specialist interest
   Collaborate with other AAOA curators in developing cross-departmental projects including exhibitions
   Promote the importance of the collection and represent the field internationally through institutional collaborations, exhibitions, and lectures
   Expand the presence of art from the Ancient Americas at MMA through negotiating strategic loans
   Engagement and awareness of cultural patrimony issues
   Other related duties

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 6:00pm
Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic 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:

as a Word attachment only with “Associate Curator/Oceanic Art” in the subject line.

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