Egyptologist

Grand Egyptian Museum

Deadline: July 20, 2011

Egyptologist for the Grand Egyptian Museum Project
Posted: June 12, 2011

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is a new museum currently under construction near the pyramids of Giza.  With 50,000 artefacts (including the entire Tutankhamun collection) on display, it will be a new home for the world's greatest collection of ancient Egyptian art.

The GEM Project is seeking a full-time academic consultant who can join a small team of Egyptologists to review and develop the museum storylines and displays, and in due course to write exhibition texts
for the museum.  The term of contract is one year, with the possibility of extension.  The project office and museum site are located near Ramaya Square near Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Researching the background information on the museum collection
  • Collaborating with the local Egyptologists in developing the museum content
  • Liaising with and reporting to the exhibit design team, project management team, and the Ministry of State for Antiquities
  • Composing and editing exhibition texts in agreed formats
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • M.A. in Egyptology or a related field required (Ph.D. preferred); expertise in early phases of ancient Egyptian culture an asset
  • Relevant experience in museum work, especially curatorial duties
  • Excellent written English essential
STARTING DATE: August 1, 2011 onwards

Salaries commensurate with experience

Please send a statement of application, an updated CV, and two letters of reference by July 20, 2011 to Kei Yamamoto at k.yamamoto@utoronto.ca.

Contact:
Kei Yamamoto
k.yamamoto@utoronto.ca

Grand Egyptian Museum Project
Near Ramaya Square
Cairo,
Egypt