Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

Harvard Art Museums

April 20, 2014

FTE: 100%   This is a term position. 

Term duration:  1 year, with the possibility of renewal to 2 years

Start date: September 2, 2014

Duties and Responsibilities:

• The Curatorial Fellow participates in all aspects of planning the loan exhibition “Part Animal—Part Cup: Quenching the Thirst of Gods, Heroes, and Kings.” By bringing together a selection of elaborate vessels of animal shape, this exhibition will explore the rich world of ideas that found expression at ancient feasts.

• The Curatorial Fellow assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including the organization of gallery rotations, preparation of interpretive materials, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Harvard Art Museums’ database, and donor cultivation.

• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow helps provide content expertise and support for the Harvard Art Museums’ study center program and university curricular galleries, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.

• The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.

Basic Qualifications:

MA in Art History, Classics, Near Eastern studies, or Anthropology, with a specialization in Ancient Mediterranean or Near Eastern material culture 

Additional Qualifications:

  • PhD preferred in Classical or Near Eastern art/archaeology
  • Curatorial or related experience
  • Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially

Application Procedures

A complete application includes a letter of interest, résumé or curriculum vitae, transcript, English-language writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 until the position is filled.

  1. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae HERE . Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.
  1. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).

Please note:

The Harvard Art Museums require Pre-Employment Screening.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.