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John H. Foster Curator Associate for Pre-Modern Art

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Asia Society
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Published 9 days ago

Founded in 1956, the Asia Society’s purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology. We provide a platform for dialogue and encourage a diversity of views as we try to find the most effective ways forward. Headquartered in New York City, the organization has 12 other Centers around the world, a global staff of 235, and an annual global operating budget in excess of $44m.

The John H. Foster Associate Curator for Pre-Modern Art will assist the Deputy Director and Vice President to develop and implement a program of innovative and high-quality exhibitions and associated programs that will further enhance the reputation of the Asia Society as a leading presenter of Asian arts and culture in the United States and globally and will help to build partnerships and to work with colleagues to nurture support and widen impact of exhibitions.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop proposals of pre-modern Asian art with an emphasis on new scholarship and new ideas on Asian arts and culture.
  • Liaise with external curators to organize high-quality exhibitions of pre-modern Asian art—working in tandem with the Deputy Director as the main points of contact in order to manage the project in a timely and professional way.
  • Identify and cultivate collectors and donors with the view to Friends of Asian Arts membership, donations of art works or support of exhibitions. (At any given time there should be 5 donors of interest.) This includes writing content narratives for grant applications.
  • Documentation, interpretation, and presentation of the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection.
  • Public lectures on the Rockefeller Collection and on exhibitions.
  • Responding to questions on Asian art from public and media.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Ph.D. in East Asian art history and 4-6 years related experience preferred.

·      Wide knowledge of Asian art and culture, including at least one Asian language.

·      Interest of a broad range of Asian arts, including modern and contemporary art.

Asia Society offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. For benefits information please visit www.asiasociety.org/about/careers and click on “Employee Benefits” to view our full benefits summary.         

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your cover letter and resume indicating position reference code ID-2216 and salary requirements to: museumjobs@asiasociety.org.

Indicate job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back.

Asia Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Founded in 1956, the Asia Society’s purpose is to navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and technology. We provide a platform for dialogue and encourage a diversity…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 8, 2021
  • Education
    Doctorate (PhD) Required

Benefits

Competitive

Competitive

Location

On-site
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, United States

How to Apply

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