Position de conservateur au Pacific Asia Museum

Recently re-opened, the USC Pacific Asia Museum (PAM) is the only museum devoted to the arts and culture of Asia and Pacific Islands located within a major research university. Located in Pasadena, CA, the Museum is located in a registered historical building in the style of a Chinese courtyard.  Its collection of over 15,000 pieces encompasses a wide range of art and cultural traditions from Asia and Pacific Islands and spans more than five thousand years.  For additional information, see the museum’s website, https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of the Museum, the Curator cares, manages, researches, displays, interprets, and develops the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s permanent collection and conceptualizes and organizes exhibitions. The Curator works closely with the Director to design and implement curatorial strategies to build the PAM as a destination of Asian and Pacific Islands arts and cultures, as well as a leading university museum.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Care, research, display, interpret, lecture, and publish the museum’s permanent collection
  • Develop and refine the permanent collection through acquisition and deaccession, in accordance with industry standards and ethics
  • Conceptualize, plan, organize, and implement exhibitions
  • Oversee permanent galleries
  • Work with the Registrar to identify and implement conservation and restoration work
  • Work with program staff on the development of exhibition interactive displays, gallery handouts, and educator guides
  • Work with program staff to build and develop relationship with the university community, especially within academic units, to facilitate access to the collection and the use of the collection in teaching and research
  • Assist marketing efforts to promote the museum’s collection and exhibitions
  • Assist fundraising for exhibitions and curatorial programs, including drafting narratives and budgets, and cultivating patrons
  • Keep abreast of trends and news surrounding Asian art and culture
  • Maintain collection and exhibition database
  • Respond to inquires regarding exhibitions, the permanent collection, and Asian and Pacific Islands arts in general
  • Perform other duties as assigned
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Master’s Degree

Experience

  • 5 Years as a Special Collections Curator/Archivist

Minimum Education:
– Bachelor’s degree
– Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
– 2 years
– Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise:
– Specialized knowledge pertinent to materials in collection(s) and archival equipment.
– Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation, access and/or exhibition.

Voir l’appel sur le site USC Pacific Asia Museum


Cecile Laly

CREOPS (Université Paris-Sorbonne), International Research Center for Japanese Studies

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