Job Opportunity: Curator for the Oceania Department, Linden-Museum Stuttgart

The Linden-Museum Stuttgart ranks among Europe’s most important ethnological museums. We are currently searching for a PhD graduate to immediately fill the full-time position of curator for the Oceania department; this placement will initially be for a limited two-year contract, set at the pay grade 13 TV-L.

Among the tasks assigned to this position include the representation of the Oceania department in matters concerning organizational and scientific questions; care and inventorying of its holdings; the maintenance of professional relationships with associated institutions and cultural associations; and the conceptualization and implementation of both a new permanent exhibition as well as other special exhibitions pertaining to Oceania, along with their accompanying programs and publications. Further tasks include the supervision of interns and trainees, the handling of requests and acquisition of third-party funding.

The excellent collections in question comprise around 25,000 objects; in terms of content an emphasis is placed on Melanesia, especially on Sepik and New Ireland. Interest regarding current developments, as well as research experience and time spent in the South Seas are desirable.

A candidate should have completed his/her university studies with a PhD in ethnology with an emphasis on Oceania, or in a related field of study. A good level of English is required. Experience in practical museum work is also a prerequisite.

A passion for mediating information to a wide public, capacity for teamwork and interdisciplinary cooperation with all the other departments of the museum, individual initiative and readiness for duty, and the ability to withstand stress, are all indispensible attributes.

Please send your application documents before December 22nd 2014 per postal mail (no emails please) to the management board of the museum at the following address:

Vorstand des Linden-Museums Stuttgart Hegelplatz 1 70174 Stuttgart

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Keep in mind that your documents can only be sent back to you if a self-addressed envelope is included in your initial submission. Severely disabled persons will be preferred if equally qualified.