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Assistant/Associate Curator, Asian and Islamic Art
Rhode Island School of Design

Date Posted Apr. 25, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Curator, Asian and Islamic Art
University Rhode Island School of Design
Department Museum Collection Care
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Providence, RI
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • History - Asian
    History - Art
    Museum Studies
    Middle Eastern Studies

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, seeks a self-motivated, collegial, and academically qualified Assistant/Associate Curator of Asian and Islamic Art. The successful candidate will spearhead a lively program of activities connecting audiences to a collection of more than 5000 objects spanning a period of almost 5,000 years and covering the geographic areas of East and South Asia and the Islamic world. Built during the early years of the 20th century, this broad collection also has pockets of depth including some 1700 Japanese prints, among which is the exceptional Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collection of bird-and-flower woodcuts.

Under the supervision of the museum’s Director, the Assistant/Associate Curator takes responsibility for the care and development of this important collection, as well as its interpretation through exhibitions, publications, and participation in RISD Museum teaching and educational programs. The successful applicant will recognize and value diversity as central to excellence and have a passion for art that can be communicated to scholarly and general audiences.

As one of the largest university art museums in the United States, the RISD Museum is a place for investigating the creative process. For artists, students, educators, and visitors from the greater community, we encourage inquiry and help facilitate rich visual and intellectual experiences. We foster connections between the visual arts and other forms, from the literary to the scientific. We help build the skills needed in a fast-changing global society-how to look closely, think creatively, and embrace diversity. As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial, and inclusive work environment, the possibility of a flexible work schedule, and a competitive benefits package.

Level (Assistant or Associate) Curator will be dependent upon professional status and years of experience.
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