Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture [Toronto]

Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture



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Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture




Royal Ontario Museum


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Toronto, Ontario


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$67,144 to $143,367 per annum


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Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum ($65M annual budget), seeks an energetic, innovative Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to develop and implement a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, programs and research while also building the collection, at a time when the ROM charts a new course to more deeply engage visitors and communities. The successful candidate will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for general and academic audiences; will enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners; and welcome interactions with varied audiences, including families. OPPORTUNITIES: To curate innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions; build, refine and interpret the 10,000-work Japanese collection with fresh strategies and in new directions, including modern and contemporary; build global networks; and engage in original research. Opportunity for cross-appointment at University of Toronto and to live in cosmopolitan Toronto (population 2.8M, metro-area 6.4M). RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection and installation rotations; work collaboratively with museum teams on special exhibitions and programs; develop strategies for new interpretations and directions to reach local and regional communities; engage community stakeholders, including Japanese-Canadian communities in Toronto and throughout Canada; engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; help maintain and promote the Korean collection and galleries; and help cultivate support from patrons and foundations for projects and acquisitions. REQUIREMENTS: PhD or equivalent in Japanese art history or related field; curatorial/exhibitions experience, publications track-record; Japanese proficiency. Familiarity with Korean an asset; fundraising experience a plus.

Full qualifications/how to apply: Apply by 7/6/18 to EOE. Nominations welcome.