Key Accountabilities :
Role Purpose : The curator works within the curatorial group, reporting to the Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs. Curator provides the expertise on the Museum’s collections, required to deliver the Museum’s programmes.
Curator works in close collaboration with the Education Department in the development and delivery of public and staff programmes.
The Curator of Sculpture and Decorative arts is responsible for the Orientalist Museum’s collections of Sculpture and Decorative arts (not fashion and textiles), and in particular, cataloguing, research and publications, contributing to display and exhibition development, development of the content of the website, and teaching at all levels.
Curators are expected to deal with questions relating to the collections from all areas within the Museum and academic and public enquiries outside
Duties & Responsibilities :
Conceptualizes and executes all aspects of project development and implementation at the highest professional standards, including research, writing, presentations, budgeting, and coordination with project stakeholders
Makes acquisition recommendations for objects or collections of interest to top management
Writes scopes for exhibition vendors and services
Conducts tours to explain key exhibition themes to internal stakeholder departments
Reviews project and consultancy contracts with legal team
Develops museums and exhibition interpretation and public programs with education team
Writes essays for exhibition catalogues, scholarly articles for internal and external publications
Presents at conferences and networks with external museums and curators
Represents the museum in all activities in public domain in line with museum vision and mission
Qualifications / Requirements :
MA or PhD in Art History or Design history.
Minimum of 10-12 years, 5 -6 years of experience in the specialized field
Excellent language skills in English; Excellent language skills in Arabic highly preferred.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency in computer skills and Microsoft Office
Proof of independent research, publications and articles with respected journals and institutions
Proof of academic papers presented at international conferences
Proof of exhibition development and delivery as sole curator