Dietrich von Bothmer Research Scholar

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GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

The position reports to the Curator-In-Charge for Greek and Roman Art. The candidate will work on departmental projects, including research, catalogue writing, publications, and exhibitions. The position was endowed to allow, on a rotating basis, for a senior scholar to join the Department of Greek and Roman Art and work on timely projects related to the Greek and Roman Department's collection and programming.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

Research and publish on the collection
Research new acquisitions  
Participate in gallery installations, writing labels, etc.
Respond to public inquiries and assist scholars
Contribute to scholarship by publishing on present art historical theory as far as it pertains to the objects and their context
Represent the Department to supporters and colleagues nationally and internationally
Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Skills:

Ten years of demonstrated experience in accomplishing original research on objects of the various regions and cultures represented by the collections of the Greek and Roman Art Department
Ability to maintain precise and careful records
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work closely with all staff within the Department and with colleagues throughout the Museum, as well as the international academic community
Genuine interest in making works of art accessible to the layman as well as the specialist, thus a strong facility in written and oral communication

Knowledge and Education:

Ph.D. in Classical Art and/or Archaeology required
Excellent language skills-ancient Greek and/or Latin required

Compensation Range:

Pay Range: $90,000 - $100,000
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. 

Benefits Offerings

The Museum provides competitive compensation, and generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees. Note: Benefits Offering may differ based on Employee Status.

Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and 13 Museum holidays
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Account (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses)
Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for parking or mass transit expenses)
Free financial-planning services
Financial assistance for relevant coursework, seminars, and training programs
25% discount for staff in Museum shops
A subsidized staff cafeteria
Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions

 

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

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