Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Assistant/Associate Curator who will be a full-time member of the curatorial team of the Department of Photographs, whose principal focus will be nineteenth-century French and English photography and the active building of the department’s Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library. He/she will be responsible for performing all curatorial duties, including: researching, studying, and publishing works in the collection under his/her curatorial responsibility; recommending acquisitions to complement the existing collection and the department’s library; proposing future exhibitions, installations, and publications; and maintaining positive and fruitful relations with colleagues in the museum and academic worlds, with Museum trustees and other supporters, and with dealers, booksellers, and auctioneers. The ideal candidate will be a well-published scholar familiar with the entire literature of photography, passionately interested in connoisseurship and in improving the collection through gift and purchase, and deeply committed to the Museum’s mission and public outreach. To perform these duties the Assistant/Associate Curator brings to bear his/her working knowledge while striving to develop increasingly comprehensive understanding of the objects in the collection and in its library.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES And DUTIES
Application Deadline: February 13, 2015, 6:00pm
The Assistant/Associate Curator Photographs is a full-time position and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please Send Cover Letter, Resume And Salary History To
with “Asst/Assoc Curator Photographs” in the subject line.
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Experience And Skills
Knowledge And Education
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