$80,000 – $85,000
This position will oversee the Crow museum’s growing permanent collection of Asian art, which features more than 1,000 works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, and Asian American artists spanning from the ancient to the contemporary.
The curator will build and refine the collections and collaborate with collectors, patrons, curatorial colleagues, and cultural organizations to generate important exhibitions, research grants, and fellowships through association with professional organizations, foundations, and patrons on regional, national, and international levels. They will prepare and give lectures, tours, and workshops to the public, professional colleagues, and other groups. They will welcome wide audiences, including families and students.
The curator may engage in a wide range of both informal and formal teaching at the University of Texas at Dallas and as such, may have the opportunity to teach a course for additional pay based on availability.
The curator must be able to draw on a national and international network of specialists in Asian art (scholars, curators, collectors, philanthropists, dealers) to support the Crow Museum’s mission.
Minimum Education and Experience
- Advanced degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) in Art History or a related field;
- Three (3) years curatorial and/or academic experience (university, museum, art gallery).
Preferred Education and Experience
- Ability to communicate, through public lectures and publications, Asian art knowledge and experiences to a wide variety of audiences
- Substantial record of exhibitions and publications, with experience managing museum installations and collaborative projects (local, national, and international collaborations)
- Strong existing network of international artists, dealers, collectors, curators, and professional colleagues; must be willing and able to travel
- Extensive knowledge and contacts in national and international museums and art markets
- Strong fundraising experience and public speaking abilities
- Fluency in a relevant Asian language or languages
- Experience in museum installations and managing local, national, and international collaborations
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position will oversee the Crow Museum’s Asian art collection and execute exhibitions of works of Asian Art for public consumption. They will perform a wide range of formal and informal teaching about Asian Art and culture, and cultivate relationships with key partners, art collectors, and potential donors. Essential duties include:
- Work collaboratively with staff and designers in the development, creation, interpretation, and installation of permanent galleries and special exhibitions organized or booked by the Crow Museum
- Conduct research on the Crow Museum’s collection
- Build and refine the collection and collaborate with collectors, patrons, curatorial colleagues, and cultural organizations to generate important exhibitions, publications, and public programs
- Cultivate funding for acquisitions, exhibitions, research grants, and fellowships through association with professional organizations, foundations, and patrons on regional, national, and international levels
- Prepare and give lectures, tours, and workshops to the public, professional colleagues, and other groups
- Maintain professional affiliations in scholarly organizations, professional societies, and relevant committees
- Participate in institutional planning and budgeting processes
- Supervise department support staff, interns, and contract workers as necessary
- Abide by AAMD and UNESCO guidelines regarding ancient art and cultural property and comply with and conduct appropriate provenance research on all objects in the collection
How to Apply
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About the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas
The Trammell and Margaret Crow family donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art, together with $23 million of support funding, to The University of Texas at Dallas to create the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas. Located in Dallas, TX, The Crow Museum of Asian Art’s growing permanent collection demonstrates the diversity of Asian art, with more than 1,000 works from Cambodia, China (including Tibet), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam, spanning from the ancient to the contemporary. The collection also includes a library of over 12,000 books, catalogs and journals.
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