Job Summary

Conducts research, content development and/or editorial functions, and assists the exhibition curator with diverse tasks in preparation for the exhibition, “At the Crossroads: Qandahar in Images and Empires.”  Assists with all aspects of exhibition preparation of facsimiles, working with original materials in special collections; interacting with curatorial and special collections staff, digital media management, and communications.

Major Job Responsibilities

Applies advanced knowledge of research procedures and protocols to assignments of moderate complexity, including extended online searching Drafts labels and texts; performs basic editing functions Compilation of object lists; object tracking; taking measurements; ordering photography; preparing digital surrogates; creating and managing TMS (the collection management system) records; research and compilation of collection information for exhbition texts


Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree, or possibly Ph.D. in South Asian studies highly preferred.  Knowledge of Afghan culture preferred. 0-2 years research experience, preferably more Foreign language skills essential, especially Pashto and Dari

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner Ability to build relationships, collaborate and work on teams Ability to set and meet deadlines for oneself Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe software suites preferred

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