Job Opening: Curator of Asian Art, Smith College

job opening - 5Institution: Smith College
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Position: Curator

Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art

Smith College Museum of Art

Smith College is accepting applications for the Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art position.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs, this positon develops the program for the Asian Art Gallery.  Oversee all aspects of the Museum’s research, interpretation, and presentation of its growing Asian art collection.


Education/Experience: Masters’ degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Asian art history and culture or related discipline, with at least 4 years of museum experience, or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Skills:  Demonstrated knowledge of the exhibition process, and a record of publication and public speaking. Broad knowledge of Asian art and culture, particularly the arts of East Asia, but knowledge of South Asian, Central Asian, and Western Asian art are also acceptable.  Familiarity with major art historical periods and styles, and proficiency in at least one Asian language (fluency preferred).  Excellent communication, both written and verbal, and effective leadership and interpersonal skills.  Outstanding collaborator with highly developed administrative and organizational capabilities and a deep commitment to a cross-disciplinary approach to original works of art within a liberal arts college.  Prior experience teaching or working with undergraduate students would be an additional strength.

Review of application will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position and to review job description, visit

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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