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Associate Curator of Asian Art

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022
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Associate Curator of Asian Art

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Hanover, NH

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Position Purpose

To research, document, exhibit, and teach with the Asian art collection and participate in the collection’s preservation, augmentation, and dissemination. To participate as part of a team of professionals in support of teaching and learning with art at the museum and Dartmouth. To create compelling permanent collection-based gallery installations and manage loan exhibitions and generate original research for exhibition catalogues.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Bachelors degree in Art History or related field with an emphasis on Asian art plus 3-5 years’ experience, or MA plus 2-3 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of museum experience building and working with collections.
  • Understanding of curatorial practices, research, and methodology.
  • Knowledge and critical understanding of museum ethics and principles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple audiences and stakeholders through writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with organization and preparation of special exhibitions.
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based and collaborative working environment.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and/or public scholarship.
  • Demonstrated record of discernment in acquisitions, exhibitions, and/or publications.
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D.
  • Five years of art or object-based museum experience.
  • Record of organization and preparation of special exhibitions.
  • Publications in the field.
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities

  • Creates and implements a strategic vision for the growth and critical interpretation of the Asian art collection. Researches and documents the Asian art collection and assists and advises the director on matters concerning the collection’s preservation and growth.
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  • Conceptualizes and organizes exhibitions and collections installations that place the collection in cultural, historical, and contemporary context, writes label copy, and plans programming working closely with the programs, exhibitions, education, and the external relations teams. Works on all aspects of scheduled exhibitions, including generating loans, securing venues for travel, and coordinating the work of guest curators or essayists.
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  • Conducts research for possible purchases and/or gifts and presents proposed acquisitions and deaccessions to the museum’s acquisitions committee.
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  • Responsible for collections access through teaching and presenting. Regularly teaches Dartmouth classes in the galleries and object study center and provides expertise on museum objects that may be used across the curriculum. Presents campus and public tours, lectures, and gallery talks and meets with Dartmouth faculty and staff, museum docents, the media, and museum donors.
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  • Catalogues and updates object-documentation standards, files, and insurance valuation. Updates document files and the appropriate collection section of the museum website. Answers or directs inquiries and requests for information on collection.
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  • Supports the director in promoting relationships with donors and collectors and represents the museum at donor and other high-profile events. Represents the museum on local, regional, and national levels though participation in relevant professional organizations.
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  • Conceptualizes and authors grant proposals and serves as project director on awarded grants as appropriate.
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  • Mentors student interns in research or curatorial projects.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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