The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a respected and published scholar in the field of Judaica and art history to become the first Charles and Lynn Schusterman Curator of Judaica. We look to hire a colleague to promote, build, and care for our collection, growing both in numbers and significance, while deepening relations with donors and supporters. The new curator must be deeply committed to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public.
The Schusterman Curator will assist in determining the artistic vision of the Judaica collection, and in the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution’s Strategic Plan, and which deliver on its commitment to audience engagement. Reporting to the Senior Curator of European Sculpture and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, the Schusterman Curator will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum to achieve departmental initiatives and institutional strategic goals.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced degree in art history (Ph.D. preferred) or equivalent related experience, demonstrating scholarly ability in the field of art history and/or Judaica through publications, conference papers, and other activities.
• In-depth experience in Judaica, in any or all fields that the MFA collects, including a portfolio of exhibitions and publications that have advanced scholarship and connected visitors in engaging ways.
• Five to seven years of broad curatorial experience gained in museums that have sought and achieved imaginative ways of engaging with their visitors and which have met targeted results.
• Reading knowledge of Hebrew, biblical and modern; preferred one other European language.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Superior ability to develop, present and defend ideas and projects that earn the respect of others and build credibility for the work of the Department and institution.
• Committed to collaboration with others to achieve the best outcome, and is an excellent and timely decision maker to move plans and objectives forward.
• Strong sense of accountability for achieving stated objectives and demonstrable experience doing so.
• Evident experience working successfully with senior leaders of an organization to achieve collective objectives, including visitor experience, marketing, education and digital initiatives.
• An international perspective but experienced in becoming personally and professionally committed to an institution’s city, people and artistic community.
Personal Qualities and Attributes:
• Intellectually rigorous
• Inspirational, passionate, curious
• Resilient, with a healthy approach to work/life balance
• Generous of spirit, a team player
• Superior judgment, tact and diplomacy, with good organizational skills
Application materials are being accepted immediately. For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and CV to: email@example.com. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
The MFA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.
September 8, 2016
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