The Israel Museum, Jerusalem is seeking to fill the position of Curator of Contemporary Art

As head of the Department of Contemporary Art in the Museum’s Fine Arts Wing, the curator is responsible for  the Museum’s significant and cutting-edge collection of contemporary art and is expected to continue to develop it through relationships with artists, collectors, supporters, and professional colleagues in Israel and worldwide; to curate exhibitions from the department’s collections and from local and international sources; to conduct and publish scholarly research; to prepare touring exhibitions; and  to oversee the day-to-day management of the collection and the department.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

A Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related studies is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Other requirements for the position are: substantial experience in curating contemporary art exhibitions; thorough familiarity with contemporary art and culture; strong verbal skills, both oral and written, and strong interpersonal skills; excellent command of English, with some knowledge of Hebrew desirable and with fluency in additional languages.

The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in Israel, is one of the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedic museums. Its collections extend from prehistory through contemporary art, with a special focus on contemporary art as a window onto world culture. Following a transforming campus renewal project completed in 2010, ten percent of the Museum’s expanded collection gallery space of more than 200,000 square feet (some 20,000 sq. m.) is devoted to contemporary art.

Please submit your application proposal together with a current résumé at until Friday, March 16, 2012

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