Curator of South Asian Art

Company Name: 

Peabody Essex Museum


161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970

Contact Name: 

Marilyn Hoffman/Connie Rosemont


Job Description: 

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), a major museum in metro-Boston, seeks a dynamic curator of South Asian art to shape the museum’s team-based program in Asian art focused on India and South Asia. Must have track record of engaging exhibitions in South Asian art, strong commitment to interpretation and programming, and be active in global circles.  Develop interconnected view of Asian cultures, foster dialogue between historical and contemporary expressions, organize collection-based installations. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead new permanent-collection installation devoted to South Asian art, opening 2018-2022. Organize exhibitions, secure traveling exhibitions, with emphasis on Indian art. Develop plan to strengthen PEM’s collection. Cultivate patrons, enhance museum’s international network, identify opportunities to exchange exhibition projects, loans and expertise.  REQUIRED: MA, art history or cultural studies; Indian or South Asian art/culture specialty. Must be team-player, enjoy innovative approaches. Full qualifications/how to apply:  Apply by 4/17/2017 to  EOE.  Nominations welcome.