The Yale University Art Gallery seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and collegial assistant curator for the Department of Numismatics. The largest in any American university, the Yale numismatics collection is a growing resource for teaching across the University. Yale’s renowned collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins draws scholarly attention from around the world. New facilities support collection growth and the teaching mission. The Bela Lyon Pratt Study Room for Coins and Medals, established in 2012, comprises a coin room and library, a permanent collection gallery, and an adjacent object study classroom that is used for teaching with the numismatics collection and by faculty and curators in other fields. Knowledge of numismatics across time and cultures is required, with a specialty in ancient Greek and Roman numismatics preferred. The Gallery seeks an assistant curator who is equally interested in the connoisseurship of coins viewed as works of art and in the long recognized use of coins as evidence for understanding social and cultural history. The successful candidate will demonstrate a collegial spirit and a strong commitment to scholarship and to mentoring students.
Required Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in Art History, Classics, History, or related field and one year of experience including exhibition organization, scholarly research and publication or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated expertise in a major area of numismatics (such as American, ancient Greek and Roman, European, etc.).
- Knowledge of and experience adhering to professional museum practices.
- Working knowledge of relevant ancient and modern languages appropriate to your specialty within numismatics
- Developed writing and speaking skills for communicating with audiences ranging from the general public to international scholars.
- Ability to build collaborative relationships and work effectively across departments in the museum and the University.
- Preferred: Ph.D. or equivalent in Classics, History, or History of Art or appropriate field; demonstrated expertise in ancient Greek and Roman numismatics; record of publications/exhibitions; 3 or more years of relevant museum experience; or equivalent combination of education/experience. Teaching experience at university level. Prior experience mentoring students, stewardship, and fostering donor relations.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 34926BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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