The Department of Egyptian Art at The Met has an opening for a Research Associate who will work on an upcoming exhibition about ancient Egyptian gods. The position is full-time with the option to begin part-time. It has an end date of approximately two years from hire.
General statement of responsibilities & duties:
You are an experienced researcher and project administrator with a background in ancient Egyptian art and religion. You will provide substantial administrative support and undertake research for the upcoming exhibition Divine Egypt, opening at The Met in October 2025. Using your strong sense of organization, attention to detail, and background in the subject matter of the exhibition, you will coordinate with colleagues across The Met to assist in all aspects of exhibition preparation and support the Curator in Charge in executing the exhibition’s narrative and researching objects.
There is an option to begin part-time with transition to full-time by the year leading up to the exhibition (October 2024 to October 2025).
Primary responsibilities & duties:
– Manage lender correspondence, track loan requirements, and coordinate with the secondary exhibition venue
– Maintain object checklist and files
– Assist Curator in interfacing with internal departments involved in exhibition actualization, including Exhibitions; Registration; Design; Communications; Conservation; Publications; and Development
– Work with Curator, Counsel’s Office, and Exhibitions Department to compile information needed for Immunity
from Seizure applications
– Work with Curator and Publications Department to assist with all aspects of the exhibition catalogue production, including requests of the images for the catalogue, communications with authors, design process of catalogue, and copy editing, with the opportunity to write for the catalogue
– Conduct in-depth research to support the writing of the catalogue, exhibition didactics, checklist, provenances, bibliographies, archeological contexts, and exhibition histories of works in the exhibition
– Assist in organizing associated programming; prepare PowerPoint materials for lectures in support of projects; and give walkthroughs and gallery talks as needed
– Other duties as assigned.
Education and experience:
– PhD (completed or ABD) in Egyptology, ancient Egyptian Art History/Archaeology, or related studies
– Strong background, interest, and research
– Reading knowledge of German and French
– Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy
– Excellent computer skills, including experience with or willingness to learn Microsoft Office Suite,
TMS (The Museum System), FileMaker Pro, and Adobe Photoshop
– Excellent writing skills
– Experience working with ancient objects
– Pay Range: $60,000-$65,000/annual
– The advertised pay scale reflects the good faith minimum and maximum salary range for this role. The
advertised pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation
offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s
experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.
International applications welcome.