Job Opening: Fellow in Japanese Art, Harvard University

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Institution: Harvard University
Location: Somerville, MA
Posted: 10/25/2013
Type: Full Time
School/Unit: Harvard Art Museums
Department: Division of Asian & Mediterranean Art
Education: MA required, PhD preferred

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Fellow participates in a wide range of specifically defined curatorial projects, programs, and initiatives, such as research and cataloging of the collection; organization of exhibitions and gallery rotations, including writing of gallery and object information texts; preparation of publications; curricular and public outreach functions; and cultivation of donors.
The Fellow assists in the reinstallation of the Art Museums’ new permanent galleries of Asian art and helps provide curatorial oversight and logistical support for the study center program and the university curricular galleries.
Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Fellow helps to foster a significant and sustained curricular role for the museum’s collection and curatorial projects and programs.
The Fellow may participate in hiring and training curatorial interns, and may supervise students and temporary employees.
Basic Qualifications:

  • MA in Art History or East Asian Studies with a specialization in Japanese art; ability to read and speak Japanese proficiently.

Additional Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred in Art History or East Asian Studies with a specialization in Japanese art
  • At least one year of curatorial or related experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially

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