Curator of Asian Art

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Job Title: Curator of Asian Art
Location: Sarasota, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48695

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. Want to learn more about The Ringling?

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The Ringling is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Serves as curator of the Asian Art Collection of the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Oversees care and makes recommendations for growing the Asian Art Collection. Researches and documents the Asian Art Collection to include interpretation and translation of foreign documents. Develops publications about the Museum's Asian Art Collection. Plans and coordinates temporary exhibitions, which supports The Center for Asian Art. Supports the Curatorial and Collections teams and special projects as needed. Creates project plans and budget. Works with Accounting department for exhibition and/or loan contract reviews. Monitors project expenditures. Conducts tours of the art museum and specifically the Asian art wing. Develops associated docent training materials pertaining to the collection in conjunction with the Education department. Teaches and mentors interns and fellows. Participates in donor cultivation, outreach, and lecturing in the community. Interfaces with colleagues at the national/international level.

  • Master's Degree in Art History, Asian Art, or related field
  • A minimum of three (3) years curatorial experience including working with donors, major museums, and galleries
  • Knowledge of collections management and the responsibilities of compliance with the American Association of Museums' policies and procedures
  • Ability to read at least one Asian language
  • Skill in public speaking
  • Documented ability to conduct original and secondary research in the field of Art History

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at (941) 359-5700 ext. 2605 or [email protected].

University Information

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Pay Plan

This is a 12-month salaried Faculty position.

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The primary working hours for this position are Monday through Friday between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a one hour meal period. The incumbent may be required to work evenings, weekends, or holidays based on the needs of The Ringling.

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This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

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Faculty Information

The Curator of Asian Art at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is a 12-month salaried Faculty position of Florida State University. The University's Faculty classifications include Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator. The incumbant hired into this position will be offered placement in the appropriate job classification based on relevant expertise and experiance as related to the position and needs of the Museum. Up to two years of prior credit towards promotion may be awarded at the discretion of FSU/The Ringling.




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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time