Curator of Japanese and Korean Art

Curatorial Staff

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a highly motivated scholar of Japanese and Korean art to join its department of Asian art. Cleveland has one of the world’s most distinguished collections of Asian art, ranging from the Neolithic period to the early 20th century, making this position an extraordinary opportunity.

The successful candidate will be fully integrated into the Asian department with a complete range of curatorial activities, including scholarly research for exhibitions, publications, and gallery interpretations. Of special note are plans that call for the ongoing enhancement of the Japanese and Korean art collection through the acquisition of major works of art and reinstallation of these holdings in new galleries in the coming year. To support these goals, the museum maintains one of the finest research libraries in the country and a major conservation facility. 

A Ph.D. in art history is preferred, as is a minimum of five years of museum experience. Proficiency in Japanese and/or Korean and English is required. Candidate will be judged on their excellence and promise, scholarly record, and interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team is essential, as is basic supervisory experience. Candidates outside the United States are welcome to apply. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. A full range of benefits accompanies this position. 

Letters of application must include the following:

  •     A cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interest in the position.
  •     A description not to exceed three pages describing the applicant’s area of research and its relationship to the Cleveland Museum of Art's collections.
  •     A published paper or writing sample.
  •     A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
  •     The names of three references.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013