Associate Curator (to start January 2011)


Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
10028 New York , NY
United States
40° 46' 44.9976" N, 73° 57' 46.5408" W
New York US

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking a specialist in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East to fill the position of Associate Curator in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

The Associate Curator supports the head of the department. General duties include active participation in the management, care of, and research on the collection, as well as participation in all the activities of the Department, specifically exhibitions, publications, collections management, and displays in the permanent Ancient Near Eastern Art galleries.

The Associate Curator will be involved in the organization of permanent gallery exhibits and long term loans including research, label writing and database maintenance as well as working on preparation for a special exhibition scheduled for 2014, which focuses on art and cultural interaction during the Iron Age Participation in departmental projects of general and scholarly publications is also expected while also answering correspondence related to the collection and assisting the public and visiting scholars. The Associate Curator will contribute to public programs organized by the museum, and interact with potential sponsors. Involvement in planning programs for the departmental Friends group and the Visiting Committee will also be essential.

Requirements and Experience:

The successful candidate must possess demonstrated experience in accomplishing original research on objects of various regions and cultures of the ancient Near East, and show expertise specifically on aspects of the art and archaeology of the first millennium B.C. Experience working in a collaborative museum environment is highly desirable. A PhD in the art history and archaeology of the ancient Near East is required for this position. A working knowledge of German, French and other relevant languages for research is important.

The Associate Curator is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, list of publications, salary history, and names of references, to:

as a Word attachment only with the position title in the subject line.

Institution or Company offering position: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contact Name: 
Eleni Drakaki, Ph.D.