Using a visitor-centric ethos and a commitment to inclusively present the collection’s historic and contemporary holdings, the Associate Curator, Arts of Global Asia will shape the future of the collection, exhibitions, and programs.
This position reports to the Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies. The salary range of $70,000-$75,000 includes a comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental plans, life insurance, pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.
Currently, the Associate Curator position is a hybrid onsite/remote position, with three days required onsite. In January 2023, all NMOA employees will work fully onsite
Reporting Relationship: Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies
Opening Date: 9/14/2022
Closing Date: 10/14/2022
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee the collection of 30,000 artworks from across the Asian continent and its diaspora, with particular depth in Japanese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Korean art
- Strategic acquisitions, deaccessions, and restitution, as necessary.
- Advocate for innovative approaches to activate the collection and introduce fresh narratives.
- Develop gallery rotations, installations, and publications with cross-functional teams.
- Conceptualize and produce original exhibitions for presentation at the Museum and for potential travel to other venues.
- Work with the Deputy Director, Collections & Curatorial Strategies to establish and adhere to departmental and exhibition budgets
- Partner with local, regional, global entities to build authentic institutional relationships
- Participation in the Museum’s evening and weekend events, as well as local and overnight travel is sometimes required.
- Master’s degree in art history with emphasis on Asian art or a related discipline
- Five years of experience at a museum, arts non-profit, or other cultural organization.
- Knowledge of and experience with successful community engagement strategies.
- Nuanced understanding about working with minoritized communities, cultivating trust, and partnership with a diverse set of constituents
- Outstanding oral presentation and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated excellent project management experience.
- A record of publications and/or experience curating multiple shows, strongly preferred.
- Ability to speak, read, and write at least one language from the Asian diaspora, preferred.
Salary: $70,000-$75,000 annually
Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
About The Newark Museum of Art:
We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.
We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.
Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.
The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.
The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.