Chief Curator


University of Chicago Chicago , IL
United States
41° 52' 41.2104" N, 87° 37' 47.2728" W
Illinois US

The University of Chicago's Oriental Institute is an internationally
recognized research center for studying the archaeological and textual
record of the ancient Near East. A primary unit within the Institute
is its Museum, which houses over 300,000 registered objects from
across the Near East.

We seek applicants for the position of Chief Curator, who reports to
the Director of the Oriental Institute and is responsible for the
successful management of all museum operations, notably exhibits and
collections management. The ideal candidate combines museum
experience with a commitment to research and publication.

The Chief Curator interacts regularly with the Institute's research
faculty, who serve as its governing board. Candidates must have
academic qualifications in a Near Eastern field of specialty, ideally
in one of the areas covered by the Oriental Institute's collections
(Egypt, Nubia, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, Anatolia, Iran).
Candidates must also have demonstrated leadership and project
management skills enabling them to conduct and supervise curatorial
tasks, exhibit development and grant writing. Based on the selected
applicant's qualifications, a secondary academic appointment as
Research Associate in the Oriental Institute will be considered.

To apply for this position, please go to,
create a profile and apply for requisition #085902. Review of
applications will begin on December 10, 2010. Email inquiries can be
directed to with the subject heading
"Chief Curator Search".

Institution or Company offering position: 
Oriental Institute Museum