Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture

Company Name: 

Royal Ontario Museum

Contact Name: 

Connie Rosemont or Marilyn Hoffman


Job Description: 

The 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.  The successful candidate will lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for general and academic audiences; enjoy working with donors, collectors, scholars, external communities, and global partners. 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; engage in original research.  Opportunity for cross-appointment at University of Toronto.  RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection, installation rotations; work collaboratively on special exhibitions and programs; develop new interpretations and directions for collection; engage community stakeholders including Japanese-Canadian communities; engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; help maintain and promote Korean collection and galleries; help cultivate support for acquisitions, exhibitions and programs. 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.