Curator of Paintings
To work on the planning and development of permanent galleries and public programs for future Orientalist Museum. To create exhibits that engage the public and collaboratively interpret Orientalist’s art, history, and cultures; develop and manage the museum’s collections; promote the exhibits, collections, and other museum resources; and support the museum’s mission, strategic, and operating goals.
• Conceive research, organize and coordinate collection exhibitions composed of works of Orientalist Period.
• Oversee to the coordination of collection use in keeping with the processes and procedures concerning out-going loans, conservation review, and the needs of other traveling collection exhibitions and collection presentations.
• Advises management on Orientalist’s collection development plan; analyses and recommends acquisitions and deaccessioning of objects
• To assist OM Director and involved architects with the design, organization and management of the Orientalist Museum building currently in development.
• To assist with the preparation of an exhibition plan of the permanent collection for the new museum.
• Conceptualize rotating displays for objects in care under the general theme of ‘mapping’.
• Works as part of a team developing permanent and temporary exhibition themes, objectives scope and ideas
• Works with collections team to oversee the retrieval and preparation of artifacts for display
• Research content, develop concepts and interactive elements
• Work closely with CMO office, Collections, Education and Publication team to develop standards and policies
• Mentor junior colleagues in curatorial methodologies relating to exhibition planning and implementation
• Building and maintaining key curatorial relationships regionally, nationally, and internationally with Museums, Academic entities and relevant peers that benefit Museum’s reputation and program.
• Working in collaboration with appropriate museum staff to assist with the preparation of an annual departmental budget.
• Ensuring the timely execution of all exhibitions and assisting in the ensuring the timely production of exhibition related publications, along with adherence to project and departmental budgets.
• The ability to compellingly speak and write about art to and for a broad audience, as well as a scholarly one.
• Playing a lead role in long-range institutional planning efforts, such as establishing programmatic and collection development priorities, public outreach activities, conservation planning, and strategic planning.
• Conducts talks/seminars/ with the media and community to promote Orientalist collections and programs
• Contribute to the continued development of Orientalist’s critical integrity and public profile
• Creates positive perceptions of QM in developing, promoting and sustaining museums, art and heritage at the highest global standards for community engagement, education, and enjoyment in Qatar
• Motivates staff and empowers direct reports by providing the necessary tools and support required to meet business goals
• Establishes clear direction, prioritizes tasks, assigns and delegates responsibility; monitors individual performance, provides regular feedback and takes prompt action where necessary
• Provides guidance, training and mentoring of curatorial staff and ensures all staff members comply with QMA’s policies, processes, practices and systems
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Knowledge of collections management, exhibition development and museum principles, practices and procedures
• Knowledge or research tools and methodology
• Knowledge and respect of Orientalist art, history, and culture
• Skilled in customer service and prioritizing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
• Established portfolio of relationships in educational/cultural arts
• Advanced crisis management & project management skills
• Excellent writing, public speaking and communication skills.
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for service directed toward a diverse audience and public.
• Master’s/PhD Degree in Art History, Cultural Studies or related filed
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet based research.
• A minimum of 8 years relevant experience in a similar role in a museum or related educational, research organization