The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, seeks a full-time Assistant Curator in Japanese art. This grant-funded, four-year term, entry-level position is designed to offer optimum training opportunities for a curatorial career. Note: this is NOT a Federal position.

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., serves as a crossroads and a meeting point. Its mission is to stimulate curiosity about Asian art and to transform perceptions and generate greater empathy across cultures. Incumbent performs duties related to the identification, acquisition, preservation, cataloguing, exhibition and interpretation of works of art. Incumbent also performs scholarly research in preparation of material for publication.

A doctoral degree in Japanese art history is desired but not required, fluency in English as well as fluency in spoken and written Japanese appropriate to scholarly research and administrative duties, reading ability in another Asian and/or European language, and a minimum of one year research residency in Japan.

Salary range is $68,036 to $88,450.

Please send cover letter and resume to: James Ulak, Senior Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019.

The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity employer.

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