The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, a research and graduate training institution that embraces the study of the history, archaeology and culture of the entire Old World from prehistoric to early Islamic times, is pleased to announce a two-year Curatorial Post-Doctoral Associate position in its Exhibitions Department.
The Associate will be fully integrated into the Exhibitions Department, report to the Exhibitions Director and work closely with other members of the exhibitions team. Training will be provided in curatorial aspects of an exhibition project including developing exhibition narratives, managing checklists, writing gallery didactics, and editing exhibition catalogues and accompanying texts. Depending upon the Associate's interests, he/she may also participate in public programming, gallery education, and grant-writing/fundraising activities. Associates will have the opportunity to participate in exhibition installation and graphic design meetings as well as travel internationally in order to conduct core research on ISAW's international loan exhibitions.
One curatorial Associate will be selected for the period of September 2014–August 2016. The ideal candidate should be a recent graduate of a PhD program in art history, archaeology or a related field and have a strong desire to develop a museum/curatorial career. He/she should also possess excellent research and writing skills, be intellectually flexible, and be able to work well with a wide variety of individuals including exhibition staff members, faculty, students, and independent scholars. Specialization in a field related to ISAW's mission is desirable. The annual stipend for this position is $50,000. A certain amount of time will be allotted to an independent research project, preferably one that can be developed into an exhibitions project at ISAW.