Friday, July 02, 2010

Assistant Curator Position

Robert Lehman Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Assistant Curator to share curatorial responsibilities for the works of art in the Robert Lehman Collection and to advance research and scholarship. The Assistant Curator works closely with the Associate Curator-in-Charge in performing all curatorial and administrative duties. The position is presently conceived as a two-year appointment.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:
The Assistant Curator of the Robert Lehman Collection shares curatorial oversight and care of works of art in the Collection as well as undertakes research and documentation related to the works of art. The incumbent also assumes primary departmental responsibility for maintaining and advancing TMS database and will participate in exhibition-related duties. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to public programs (Education and Volunteer Training) and collaborate with colleagues throughout the Museum. Additional duties include assisting the public and visiting scholars with inquiries regarding the Collection, participating in departmental projects and publications, and performing other related duties as assigned.

The Museum would prefer specialization in Medieval or Renaissance Italian art and demonstrated experience in accomplishing original research on objects of Medieval or Renaissance art. Requirements include fluency in Italian and either French or German, a the history of art preferred; MA in the history of art required, and experience in collections management systems (TMS). You must possess the ability to maintain precise and careful records and work closely with staff in the Department, with colleagues throughout the Museum, and with those in the academic community. Previous museum experience preferred but not required.

The Assistant Curator is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, salary history, and names of references, to:
as a Word attachment only with the position title in the subject line
or mail to:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

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