Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture

Company Name: 

Museum Search & Reference

Contact Name: 

Marilyn Hoffman




Job Description: 

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada’s largest museum ($65M annual budget), seeks an energetic, innovative Curator of Japanese Art & Culture to build, manage, and interpret its collection of Japanese Art & Culture and to lead interpretation and presentation of the collection for general and academic audiences. Must 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-art collection with fresh strategies and in new directions, including modern and contemporary; help develop and curate a future re-envisioned Japanese art and culture gallery; engage in original research. Opportunity for cross-appointment at University of Toronto.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage permanent collection; work collaboratively on special exhibitions and programs; develop new interpretations and directions to reach local and regional communities; engage community stakeholders; engage with professional colleagues to produce research and publications; participate in ROM’s online curatorial programming; help maintain and promote the Korean collection and galleries, build global networks.

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 10/5/20 to

EOE.  Nominations welcome.