Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs
Arab Museum Of Modern Art

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Full time
About the Job: 

Role Purpose: Effectively manage and oversee Mathaf Curatorial Affairs, which include the following departments: Collection, Conservation, Exhibitions, Curatorial and Research. 



• Assist the director in long-range institutional planning, such as establishing programmatic, collection development, and research priorities, conservation planning, and annual/strategic planning, including the business plan review and implementation

• Support to the Director, in collaboration with all divisions to implement museum policies, activities, and priorities

• Support the director to identify and hire staff as needed for curatorial departments, and hire consultants as needed on projects basis.

• Work with curatorial departments to facilitate access to resources and cross departments collaboration, in-line with museum business plan. 

• Advocate for the curatorial division, including collections, curatorial, conservation, research and Exhibitions, to ensure the staff has the support and resources to maintain curatorial excellence.

• Oversee the execution of loan requests; work closely with conservators, curators, registrars, and director to ensure all loans as per QM loan policies. 

• Plan, organize and support all research for Mathaf collections including the research archive and Encyclopaedia of Modern Art and the Arab World. 

• Oversee and support the curatorial staff to organize and present collection exhibitions and execute strategic curatorial projects.




• Serve as a liaison between Mathaf and QM to work on projects with centralized functions in all Mathaf Curatorial Affairs related business.

• Work collaboratively with curators, director, and centralized QM Acquisitions to oversee acquisition priorities and documentation. 

• Share knowledge, expertise, and provide leadership and strategic implementation of the museum curatorial affairs, including mentorship opportunities for young Qatari professionals.




• Work in collaboration with appropriate Mathaf staff to prepare an annual department budget for curatorial affairs related departments.

• Budget planning and reporting, to top management     


About The Applicant: 

• Demonstrated ability of senior level skill sets and competencies within curatorial affairs division (curatorial, collections management, conservation, exhibitions)

• Proof of strategic planning and fiscal responsibilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

• Ability to provide inspiring and visionary leadership to team of curatorial affairs

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CMS systems.

• MA or PhD degree in art history, museum studies, visual arts, or related field, with minimum Masters

• Minimum ten (10) years’ work experience in museums; minimum five (5) year experience in a management role overseeing a curatorial program. Experience in supervisory role.