[KS] Job announcement: Researcher/curatorial assistant (temporary), Stockholm

Barbara Wall nabibabi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 05:18:08 EST 2017

Researcher/curatorial assistant (temporary), Stockholm

*The National Museums of World Culture is a Government agency under the
Ministry of Culture. The instruction of the agency states that the National
Museums of World Culture is responsible for displaying and bringing to life
the various cultures of our world, in particular cultures outside of
Sweden. Furthermore, the agency is to document and illustrate different
cultural manifestations and conditions as well as cultural encounters and
variations from a historical, contemporary, national and international
perspective. *

* Agency activities are carried out at Museum of Ethnography, Museum of
Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Museum of Far Eastern
Antiquities in Stockholm as well as at the Museum of World Culture in
Gothenburg.  Read more on: *http://www.varldskulturmuseerna.se/en/

The Swedish National Museums of World Culture is recruiting a
Researcher/Curatorial Assistant* to work on the Korean collections at the
Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.  The position will last for one year and
will be supervised by the Curator for Korean collections.

*Whether the successful applicant is a Researcher or Curatorial Assistant
will be dependent on their previous experience and existing knowledge.

Position description

The successful applicant will work closely with the Curator of Korean
collections to improve and develop the electronic database for the Korean
collection at the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.  The responsibilities
of the position include researching individual objects (their dating,
function, cultural significance, history, production methods, etc.), as
well as histories of collections in the Museum’s archives, and entering
information into Carlotta, the electronic database of the Museums of World
Culture.  The successful applicant will receive training from the
Digitalisation Coordinator for working on the database.

Education and experience

The minimum education background for the successful applicant is a Bachelor
of Arts in the humanities.  If the applicant’s education did not include
Korean art, history, and/or culture, then working experience, in Korean
art, culture, and/or history is required.  The ideal candidate has at least
a Master of Arts in Korean art history, with a focus on ceramics, and
previous museum research experience.
Competence The successful applicant is required to be able to communicate
fluently in both spoken and written English and Korean.  Written and spoken
Swedish language is highly desirable.  Knowledge about and working
experience with Korean material culture, particularly ceramics, is also
highly desirable.     Application

*Last day for application:* *20 January 2017.*
As applications are being handled on a daily basis, please note, that the
vacancy may be filled earlier than the deadline indicated. Therefore you
are kindly advised to apply as early as possible. Please ensure that within
your application you submit your resume and a covering letter.

*Apply* by sending your resume and covering letter to:
registrator at varldskulturmuseerna.se

*Reference no*: 21/2017

This is a temporary employment starting in January 2017 lasting until 31
January 2018
For further information, please contact Curator Michel Lee:

Tel: +46 (0)73-593 04 56

Michel.Lee at varldskulturmuseerna.se

Barbara Wall
Research Assistant in Korean Studies
Asien-Afrika-Institut, Room 136
Universität Hamburg
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg
Tel.: +49-(0)40-42838-6784
barbara.wall at uni-hamburg.de
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