Position: Curator, Ringling Museum of Art

Curator (or Associate) of Asian Art, #24797

Position closes: 17 March 2008

Location: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

Details: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art located in Sarasota, Florida under Florida State University purview, seeks a dynamic curator and scholar to serve as the first Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Curator of Asian Art.

A focus of the position will be upon developing the new Asian art wing and galleries scheduled to open 2011. Dependent upon a candidate’s experience and academic credentials the position will be at the Associate or Curator level.


Description: Reporting to Curator of Collections, the primary responsibilities include care, documentation, research, presentation, publication and growth of the Asian art collection as well as assisting with institution-wide team projects.


Requirements: Ph.D. in art history preferred, or Masters in appropriate area of specialization and solid curatorial experience with an established publishing and exhibition record. Broad knowledge of historical and contemporary Asian art. Excellent presentation skills are needed, as well as proficiency in appropriate Asian language(s). Fingerprinting required.


The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Estate: Since Florida State University assumed governance in 2000, the Ringling has undergone a $76 million renovation and expansion doubling the institution’s size. Three additional construction projects are underway. The Museum’s Asian art collection was recently strengthened by Dr. Wall-Apelt’s major gift comprising her personal collection and generous funding to create the Asian art wing. For more information, visit www.ringling.org.


How to apply: Apply on line at http://hr.fsu.edu, choose Employment under "Work with Us", and use key word "Ringling" to Search for job description. Read directions before completing application. In addition, please send cover letter, resume, salary history, references, and writing samples to: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida 34243, Attention: Human Resources. Questions may be addressed to Ginny.Eitman@ringling.org or phone (941) 359-5700 X2603. Equal Employment Opportunity


Position closes: 3/17/2008

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