Curator for the East Asia Department
[Stuttgart, 22 March 2019]
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 East Asia department. The position is set at the pay grade 13 TV-L.
The tasks assigned to this position include the representation of the East Asia department in matters concerning organizational and scientific questions; care, rating and inventorying of its holdings; a strategic plan of collection; the maintenance of professional relationships with associated institutions and the cooperation with local and foreign communities. Further tasks are the conceptualization and implementation of permanent and special exhibitions, along with their accompanying programs and publications; the collaboration on the planning of a new Linden-Museum; the supervision of interns and trainees, the handling of requests and acquisition of third-party funding.
The excellent collections in question comprise around 22.500 objects with a regional emphasis on Japan and China.
A candidate should have completed his/her university studies with a PhD in ethnology with an emphasis on East Asia, or in a related field of study. A good level of English and of one East Asian language is required. Intense experience in practical museum work is also a prerequisite.
Interest regarding current developments and ethnological approaches, as well as research experience and time spent in East Asia are preconditions.
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 June 21st 2019 per postal mail (no e-mails please) to the management board of the museum at the following address:
Vorstand des Linden-Museums Stuttgart
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Inés de Castro: decastro@
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.