Research Assistant


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
10028-0198 New York , NY
United States
40° 46' 44.9544" N, 73° 57' 45.7092" W
New York US

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking a candidate with graduate level experience in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East to fill the position of Research Assistant in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

The Research Assistant supports the curatorial staff of the Department. General duties include the management of departmental database projects (TMS) as well as some provenance research under the guidence of curatorial staff.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for management of updating and standardization of existing records and execution of new data entry on TMS; maintaining departmental files and location cards relating to the collection. They will also be expected to complete research on provenance information for objects in the collection.

Requirements and Experience:

The successful candidate must have strong computer skills and possess the ability to maintain precise and careful records. They must also have the ability and personality to work closely with all staff within the Department and with colleagues throughout the Museum as well as in the academic community. A graduate level study of 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 also important.

The Research Assistant is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume, 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: 
Tim Healing
(212) 650 2348