The Royal Ontario Museum posted a position for an assistant curator. I think this was posted months back and it may be the same one I blogged about before, but it’s a good museum in a cool city so worth a second post if it is indeed the same. I found the post on Costume Society of America’s site and it says it was listed Nov. 14 so that’s fairly recent. They say they’re taking apps through Dec. 14, so you’d have to get to it quickly.

Here’s what they say about the job description:
“The successful applicant will join the Textile and Costume section of the ROM’s Department of World Cultures. They will oversee a collection of approx. 12,000 works with particular strengths in Chinese Qing dynasty court costume, textiles and costume of the Islamic world (including an important collection of mediaeval tiraz), Indian chintz, and Eastern European regional dress. They will be expected to: undertake an active program of research that leads to publication and presentation of work in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and to seek external grant funding for that research; develop a dynamic program of collection-based scholarship through acquisitions, permanent and temporary exhibits, publications, new media and public programs; participate in museum service and community outreach. The applicant is required to be actively engaged with the academic community and should qualify to teach in undergraduate and graduate programmes at university level.”

They give two contacts:
Anu Liivandi
Assistant Curator
Textile & Costume Section
Department of World Cultures
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
Tel. 416-586-8057
Fax 416-586-5877
The Royal Ontario Museum, Human Resources Department
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C6
Fax # (416) 586-5827

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  • Lauren November 29, 2007 01.00 pm

    I’ll be all over it…as soon as I get that phd. 🙂


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