Curator: Mactaggart Art Collection, University of Alberta

The University of Alberta Museums seeks a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented Curator for the Mactaggart Art Collection, one of the leading North American collections of Ming and Qing dynasty art. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator will work with the UofA Museums Team and other sectors of the University of Alberta, to build upon recent accomplishments and further position the Mactaggart Art Collection among the world’s preeminent Asian Art Collections. The Curator, Mactaggart Art Collection, will be responsible for: collection development, independent curatorial research related to the Collection and the Curator’s areas of expertise, facilitating new acquisitions, ensuring physical and intellectual access to the Mactaggart Art Collection, contributing to collections policy and procedure development, maintaining professional museum practices, and contributing to fund and resource development related to the Collection.

The University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta with a reputation for excellence in research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and medicine. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on fives campuses.

This academic position is for a term length of 5 years and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Interested candidates should submit to Janine Andrews, Executive Director, University of Alberta Museums, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and addresses of three referees.  The competition closes January 31, 2017.

The full job posting can be found on the University of Alberta’s website under Careers at

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