Job Opportunity: Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

(Position as Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art at Boston's MFA named in honor of longtime Chairman of the International Catacomb Society, Cornelius C. Vermeule, and his wife, Emily Vermeule.)
Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a promising and dynamic scholar in the field of Greek and Roman Art to become the Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art. We look to hire a colleague to promote, interpret, and care for our collection, as well as one who shows the ability to deepen relations with donors and supporters. The new assistant curator must demonstrate a desire to work in a department that encompasses the entire ancient Mediterranean. An interest and commitment to exploring the changing nature of art museums and their relationship to the public is desirable.
The Vermeule Assistant Curator will assist in refining our vision for a master plan for the Greek and Roman galleries and the ancient wing as a whole. In addition the Vermeule Assistant Curator will aid in the development of exhibition and collection projects that are based in the institution‘s Strategic Plan with an emphasis on audience engagement. Reporting to the George and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art, the Vermeule Assistant Curator will work collaboratively with colleagues in departments across the Museum to achieve departmental initiatives and institutional strategic goals.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
• Advanced degree in art history or Classical Archaeology (Ph.D. preferred). Demonstrated scholarly ability in the field of Greek and Roman Art through publications, conference papers, and other activities.
• In-depth experience including at least one exhibition or installation with related publication.
• Two or more years of broad curatorial experience gained in museums that have sought and achieved imaginative ways of engaging with their visitors and which have met targeted results.
• Reading knowledge of German, French, Italian, and preferably Greek and Latin.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
• Committed to collaboration with others to achieve the best outcome, and ability to make decisions to move plans and objectives forward.
• Strong sense of accountability for achieving stated objectives and demonstrable experience doing so.
• Evident experience working successfully with senior colleagues to achieve collective objectives in such areas as visitor experience, marketing, education and digital initiatives.
• An international perspective but experienced in becoming personally and professionally committed to an institution’s city, people and artistic community.
Personal Qualities and Attributes:
• Intellectually rigorous
• Inspirational, passionate, curious
• Generous of spirit, a team player
• Superior judgment, tact and diplomacy, with good organizational skills
Application materials are being accepted immediately. For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and CV to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
The MFA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates.