Call for application : Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Curatorial Curatorial Assistant, Art of the Islamic Worlds

Responsibilities:

  • Provides curatorial assistance to the Curator, Art of the Islamic Worlds
  • Collection management: on-going collection research; research of new acquisition proposals; creation and maintenance of collection files; label writing
  • Exhibition and catalogue projects: research and documentation of objects; creation and maintenance of checklists; interdepartmental coordination (Registrar, Conservation, Photography, etc.); label and catalogue entry writing
  • Assists with permanent collection rotations, including research and label writing
  • Assists with travel arrangements for visiting speakers
  • Assists with research and writing of grant proposals
  • Performs other duties as necessary to support the curator with correspondence, reports, scholarly articles, lectures, catalogue manuscripts, collection-based support and general office responsibilities
  • Library: works with Library staff on book loans and acquisitions; checks out books from Library for curator

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Broad knowledge of art history, particularly of Islamic art
  • Sophisticated research and writing skills essential
  • Writing sample required
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Office, TMS (The Museum System)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with various departments of museum as well as with the public
  • Foreign language skills: Persian or Arabic

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of BA in Art History required
  • MA or PhD in Art History with emphasis on Islamic Art, preferred
  • Some museum experience and a demonstrated interest in developing a career in museum work

How to Apply: Send resume to Human Resources, Job-20-123CUR, via email
Closing date : 05/19/2020
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