Interim Curator of Asian Art: Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago (, is currently accepting applications for Interim Curator of Asian Art. This full-time interim curatorial position has been created for approximately thirteen months beginning in November 2016 and ending December 31, 2017 while the Smart Museum completes its search for a new director.

The Interim Curator of Asian Art will serve as a coordinating curator for previously planned exhibitions, working closely with faculty, guest curators, and students, and in collaboration with other museum colleagues, to support, encourage, and develop related public programs that strengthen the Museum’s engagement with Asian art.

As a member of the Smart Museum’s highly collaborative collections, exhibitions and education team, the interim curator has primary responsibility for the coordination of exhibition, research, and publication activity in this key area of the Smart Museum’s collection. In addition, the curator encourages curricular and co-curricular collaboration with the Departments of Art History, Visual Arts and others whose content expertise aligns with Asian exhibition projects.

Qualified applicants are required to apply online at, (Requisition # 101170) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three (3) references. We will begin to review applications the week of September 12, 2016 and will continue until a candidate is selected.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

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