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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC) Collections Curator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC) Collections Curator

  • Job Number: 21213

  • Functional Area: Libraries

  • Department: Libraries

  • School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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AGA KHAN DOCUMENTATION CENTER (AKDC) ( COLLECTIONS CURATOR, MIT Libraries, to research AKDC’s extensive physical collections and make them accessible to a range of audiences. Will lead projects on describing and disseminating the unique archival holdings of the center and on creating and working on collaborative projects of both a scholarly nature and generate public events and projects around the collections.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: M.A. in a relevant subject (history, literature, art or a social science related to the study of the Muslim world, preferably in subjects related to cultural history, visual and material culture, and architecture) or an MLS/MLIS in library/archival/information science or museum studies; three years’ archival, curatorial, or library experience (may include internships, fellowships, placements or research or work experience with collections, cataloging, or databases); excellent organizational, research, and written and oral communication skills; proficiency in one language spoken in a Muslim-majority country, preferably spoken and written Arabic; desire to advance the values of innovation and experimentation; and a service-orientation. Must be able to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or as part of a group/team; learn new skills/methods of working, especially dealing with digitized and born-digital material; collaborate on complex projects to achieve team goals; productively handle relationships and conflicts with a variety of people; and work effectively in a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace and show support for those values in collections and public service work. PREFERRED: Ph.D. in a relevant subject and/or publications on a relevant topic, research background in modernist architecture or the modern history of Islamic art and visual culture, project management experience and ability to lead complex projects through to completion. Job #21213-85/3/22