Job Opening: Curator Assistant, Asian Art, Stanford University

Institution: Stanford University
Location: Stanford, CA
Category: Admin – Arts and Museum Administration
Posted: 06/26/2012
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
Education: MA/PhD or experience

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center For Visual Arts at Stanford University
Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art, 75% to FTE

The curatorial assistant reports to the Patrick J.J. Maveety Curator of Asian Art, and is responsible for assisting the curator in all aspects of the Asian collection, particularly its management, research, exhibitions, education, and development. The curatorial assistant will provide support for the organization of original and loan exhibitions; the maintenance of the permanent collection, including record keeping and new acquisitions; and the management of departmental activities including research, programs, education, public affairs, and development.
This position is fixed term for 1 year.


Background in art history and archaeology. M.A., Ph.D in process, or equivalent museum experience. Expertise in the arts of Asia with a strong interest in Chinese and/or Japanese arts a must. Established fieldwork, research, publications, and curatorial experience in Asian art related areas, with a knowledge in both traditional and contemporary Asian arts desirable. Fluency in Macintosh computer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Adobe Photoshop, and FileMaker Pro. Command of English and very good writing skills, with excellent grammar, punctuation, and proofreading. Able to read, word-process, and conduct research in Chinese and/or Japanese. Curatorial assistant must be self-motivated, flexible, have a desire to learn, and be willing to manage multiple tasks in an active and evolving department. Candidate should be reliable, punctual, and possess good interpersonal skills.

See full details and apply on original posting.

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