Rubin Museum of Art, Curatorial
|Location:||New York, United States|
The Rubin Museum of Art, opened October, 2004, is a non-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of Himalayan art. The museum has a staff of 100, an annual budget of approximately $15 million, a substantial endowment, and a growing and increasingly distinguished collection of approximately 2,500 works of art from the Himalayan region and surrounding areas. The exhibitions, acquisitions and publications programs are both active and ambitious, and require the dedicated expertise of a diverse and committed curatorial staff of eight, at various professional levels. This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Works closely with the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, members of the Curatorial staff, and the staff of other departments to select exhibitions to be presented at the Rubin Museum and develop the exhibition schedule. Works to assure that the exhibition themes and ideas set forth are accomplished professionally, with attention to both quality and detail in a timely and efficient manner within budget parameters.
- Conceives, plans, and realizes exhibitions, to the inclusion of object selection, general layout, and object adjacencies within the exhibition, and creates and/or approves all didactic components.
- Develops written interpretive materials for a diverse public ranging from general audiences to specialists. This includes exhibition catalogues or parts thereof, summaries and object labels, exhibition descriptions for use in publicity and grant proposals, and other interpretive materials such as exhibition brochures, recorded guide scripts, on-line presentations, and scholarly articles.
- With the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research, develops and monitors curatorial budgets, contracts with outside curators and other consultants, and other agreements and administrative documents as necessary.
- Conducts research on collection objects and provides descriptions of objects for purchase and donation, including the identification, transcription and translation of inscriptions.
- Actively participates in building and maintaining factual and interpretive information for use within the collections database and permanent files and assists in the review of all scholarly and curatorial content used on the Rubin Museum website or distributed in any other public form.
- Gives both private and public presentations, conducts collection and exhibition tours, and widely represents the scholarly interests of the Rubin Museum internally and externally.
- Develops and nurtures professional relationships with collectors, dealers, and representatives of other institutions and remains current on curatorial and scholarly topics related to the mission and goals of the Rubin Museum.
- Minimum Education: Advanced ABD in Himalayan/Tibetan art or culture, or equivalent experience. PhD is preferred.
- A minimum of two years’ experience in a curatorial position in an art museum or similar institution, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment, and/or considerable experience in developing and presenting exhibitions of works of art.
- General knowledge of Tibetan art and the cultures of the Himalayas and one of its major neighboring regions and experience in interpreting this subject matter to a diverse audience of varying levels of interest and understanding.
- Excellent written and spoken English skills and advanced knowledge of Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or other relevant languages as applicable. Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others and as part of a team on multiple tasks to accomplish departmental goals.
- Dexterity in the use of computers in a place-of-business context.
- The Rubin Museum offers a starting salary of $50,000, commensurate with experience, qualifications and accomplishments and an attractive benefits package.
PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies