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Assistant Curator
Assistant Curator
National Gallery Singapore
Post Date: 07 Aug 2020

JOB OVERVIEW

Roles & Responsibilities

The Curator/Assistant Curator/Curatorial Assistant will contribute to the development and implementation of the Gallery’s exhibitions, acquisitions and related programmes on ink media, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist the Senior Curator in conceiving, planning and executing exhibitions and programmes including negotiations with lenders and collaborative institutions, as well as co-ordination of general exhibition matters

• Work with other teams (Marketing, PD, IP, AEM) to provide content and support for exhibition related matters

• Work with other teams in developing and executing programmes and tours for audience and stakeholder engagement

• Help formulate ink acquisition tracks within overall collection strategy

• Work with a wide network of artists, artist estates, lenders, collectors and dealers, source key works for the National Collection

• Develop acquisition/donation proposals by negotiating with relevant parties

• Work with Collections Development team to cultivate and service past and potential donors

• Follow research directions for exhibition and collection development as well as building on broader understanding of Southeast Asian art in relation to global art history

• Conduct research and present its outcome at internal and external platforms (gallery talks, symposiums, external conferences, publishing such as exhibition catalogues, journals)

• Support the curriculum for the NUS Minor in Art History programmes modules. Give lectures and conduct tutorials

• Work with and support curatorial colleagues in the execution of exhibitions and programmes. Mentor junior colleagues

• Handle ad-hoc assignments as and when required, including writing policy papers and leading cross-functional work groups

REQUIREMENTS

• A post-graduate degree in art history or related field

• About five years’ relevant curatorial experience, preferably within the museum field

• Keen interest in and strong knowledge of ink practices, in China and throughout the Chinese diaspora, including Singapore and Southeast Asia

• Excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills

• Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese

• Ability to work with diverse colleagues

• Interest and ability to contribute to the museum’s overall strategy and management

• Good project management and organisational skills

• Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Teaching experience a plus

JOB DETAILS

Location
Singapore

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