Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Curatorship Open at Yale University

From the AAA job list...

Curator of Pacific Arts in New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music. The Yale University Art Gallery seeks a Curator to create a new Department of Pacific Arts. Yale University Art Gallery, founded in 1832, is the nation's oldest college art gallery, with broad-based collections representing American Painting and Sculpture, American Decorative Arts, Early European Art, Coins & Medals, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Modern and Contemporary, Ancient, Asian, and African Art. The Art Gallery is committed to interacting with professors and students in the Yale community as well as with the general public, and teaching from original works of art is an important part of the Gallery’s mission. The collection of Pacific Arts for which this department will be established is a new promised gift from one of the world's most renowned private collectors of this area. It consists of indigenous sculpture, masks, and architectural ornaments primarily from the islands of Southeast Asia as well as textiles from Indonesia. The curator, who will hold an endowed position, will have the opportunity to create a department under the aegis of the department of Asian art and to design and mount a permanent installation in a large designated gallery, as a part of the Art Gallery’s ambitious project of renovation and expansion. Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 2818BR. Please be sure to reference source code IAANA when applying for this position. We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, recreational facilities including the largest gym in the country, and much more. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Art History, Anthropology, or a related humanities discipline and eight years museum curatorial experience or equivalent combination of education/experience, including a record of publications and professional achievements, including exhibit organization. Successful record of major exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship. Comprehensive and specialized knowledge of art history appropriate to the collection, with strengths in the sculpture and textiles of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

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