Job Type: 
Staff

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks an experienced professional for the position of Curator of African and Oceanic Art. Reporting to the Chair, Department of Asia, Oceania and Africa, the successful candidate will be expected to: locate, research, recommend and present objects for acquisition within the departmental Collections Strategy; refine collection through proposal of regular and responsible de-accessioning; stay abreast of commercial market, private collecting, local collectors and other important industry trends; obtain, develop, plan and organize exhibition installations; participate in departmental documentation and research; conduct lectures and attend conferences and seminars; identify objects and confer/consult with research laboratory staff and other experts to establish authenticity of art objects; visit other museums in order to develop and maintain professional affiliations; collaborate with Development department staff to cultivate relationships with important collectors and donors.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in African or Oceanic Art; Ph.D. preferred. 3 to 5 years of experience working in a major museum in a curatorial capacity desirable/preferred.

Application materials must be received by February 28, 2014. For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and CV/résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Status: Full-Time
Updated: 1/16/14

Department: 
Curatorial
Sub-Department: 
Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa
Hours: 
35 hours per week
Schedule: 
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm