Job Opening: Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, Freer/Sackler Gallery

money [150-2]The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, seeks two (2) full-time Assistant Curators in Japanese art.  These grant-funded, five year term, entry level positions are designed to offer optimum training opportunities for a curatorial career.  Note:  this is NOT a Federal position.

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., serves as a crossroads and a meeting point.  Its mission is to stimulate curiosity about Asian art and to transform perceptions and generate greater empathy across cultures.  Incumbent performs duties related to the identification, acquisition, preservation, cataloguing, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art.  Incumbent also performs scholarly research in preparation of material for publication.

Position requires a doctoral degree in Japanese art history or in Japanese literature with a specialization in text-image studies; fluency in English as well as fluency in spoken and written Japanese appropriate to scholarly research and administrative duties; reading ability in another Asian and/or European language; and a minimum of one year research residency in Japan.  Applicants with previous full-time employment in museum or academic positions do not qualify.

Salary range is $64,650 to $84,044.  Please send cover letter and resume to: James Ulak, Senior Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at ulakja@si.edu.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 28, 2016.

The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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