The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks an Associate Curator who will be required to be a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
S/he will be responsible for all curatorial duties, including researching, studying, and publishing works in the collection in her/his area of expertise, recommending acquisitions, proposing future exhibitions and publications for the Metropolitan Museum and the Breuer project.
Primary responsibilities and duties:
Lead scholarly research on and interpretation of objects under her/his curatorial responsibility;
Participate in departmental assessment and acquisition initiatives;
Plan, research and execute exhibitions in cooperation with colleagues in the department and across the museum;
Propose and contribute to Museum publications, including catalogue essays and entries, as well as other printed and online texts;
Answer correspondence relating to the Collection in her/his field of expertise; assist the public and visiting scholars;
Contribute to the Museum’s public and educational programs (Learning, Volunteers, Digital Media, etc.);
Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with donors, patrons, collectors, dealers, colleagues from other international institutions, and the scholarly community;
Assist with departmental fundraising as appropriate;
Assist with programs for departmental friends groups, The Modern Circle and Visiting Committee;
Other related duties.
Requirements and qualifications:
Experience and skills:
Minimum eight years of experience in a museum or academic institution;
Demonstrated scholarly achievement including evidence of original research;
Proven experience initiating and executing major loan exhibitions;
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with colleagues across the museum and externally with artists, academics and scholars, donors, and the general public;
Ability to create and maintain precise records;
Demonstrated commitment to broad international engagement and learning;
Demonstrated engagement with artistic practice across the world.
Knowledge and education:
PhD (or equivalent) in history of art;
Deep expertise in twentieth- and twenty-first century art of the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey required;
Excellent written and spoken English;
Fluency in a second language preferred.
Application deadline: September 12, 6pm
The Associate Curator, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, 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/Middle East, North Africa & Turkey” in the subject line.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028