Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Curatorial
Curator of Manuscripts (Persian and Turkish)
Museum of Islamic Art – Doha
Curator of Manuscripts – Persian & Turkish
The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha opened to great acclaim in December 2008. It houses one
of the world's most distinguished and important collections of Islamic art ranging from Spain
to Central Asia and India, dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and encompasses arts of
all kinds. Particularly important are the collections of early Qurans and other manuscripts,
inlaid metalwork, carpets and textiles.
The Museum is seeking an experienced candidate with energy and motivation for the full‐
time position of Curator of Manuscripts(Persian and Turkish). The Curators are responsible
for the maintenance and public presentation of the MIA collection according to the latest
scientific research and international museum practice. This includes cataloguing, research
and publications, and contributing to display and exhibition development.
The ideal candidate will have a significant record of museum experience and a proven ability
to be a productive and collegial team member. S/he will have excellent knowledge of
Islamic art, a high level of subject‐specific expertise, relevant Middle Eastern and European
languages, and excellent interpersonal skills. A substantial publication record and
experience of working in the Middle East are both desirable.
The Curator of Manuscripts (Persian and Turkish) will report to the Head of the Curatorial
and Research Department.
The Curatorial and Research Department is part of the MIA Collections Division, which also
includes the Conservation, Exhibitions, Registration, and Galleries Departments. The
Collections Division is managed by the Deputy Director (Collections), who reports directly to
the Director of the Museum.
The post is full‐time, based in Doha, and attracts a competitive salary and benefits package.
Applications by April 30th, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org should include a covering letter, a
full CV and the names of two referees. A job description for this position can be obtained by
emailing Samah Chekili on email@example.com. Could you also please make reference to
where or how you heard about this vacancy?
|Primary Category:||Art and Art History
|Secondary Categories:||Islamic History / Studies