The Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions in an academic setting, seeks applications for the position of a half-time Research Specialist for a 24-month term position to join a team dedicated to improving providing full digital access to the Museum’s drawing collections. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the context of an art museum that is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, supporting one of the most dynamic exhibition programs on any college campus and a program of educational activities and events that continues to grow in energy and impact each year.
With collecting origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Formally established in 1882, its collections feature about 100,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Its collections of Chinese painting, the art of the ancient Americas, and photography are widely regarded as being among the world's richest. A private institution serving the public good, the Museum is committed to serving the University, local and regional communities, and beyond through a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions, new scholarship, and innovative programming. By collaborating with experts across many disciplines, fostering sustained study of original works of art, and uniting scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University and enhances the civic fabric of our nation.
To learn more about the Princeton University Art Museum, please visit http://artmuseum.princeton.edu
The Research Specialist (50% FTE) will be responsible for a thorough investigation of approximately 500 of the Museum’s European, British, and American drawings that are currently unpublished and/or understudied. The Research Specialist will work closely with the Museum’s Information and Technology department, while reporting to the Curator of Prints and Drawings, utilizing best practices in the cataloguing the newly researched works of art. In close coordination with the Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Research Specialist will be responsible for executing library and online research to resolve the object data relating to function, dating, technique, attribution, provenance, and iconography, and to develop interpretive texts.
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Essential qualifications required:
Finalist will be required to successfully complete a background check.
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