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20 Feb 2015

Vacancy: Curator of East Asian Collections | Ireland

Chester Beatty Library Vacancy The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin, Ireland, an ASEMUS member, is inviting applications to fill the post of Curator of East Asian Collections. The post involves managing the East Asian Collections of the Library and implementing its strategic priorities; engaging with different research communities; and understanding user needs and reflecting them in content development and interpretation. Key areas of responsibility include the following:
  • Develop and coordinate displays in the permanent exhibition galleries.
  • Organise, curate and project manage special exhibitions.
  • Give public lectures on relevant aspects of the Collection.
  • Make a personal contribution to the CBL’s research reputation.
  • Advise on and oversee all research projects, publications, and public programmes relating to the East Asian Collections.
  • Keep abreast of research trends and the changing needs of researchers in relation to the collections for which he/she is responsible.
  • Collaborate with the Education Department in the generation of educational material and special events and in the training of volunteer guides.
  • Line manage the Curatorial Assistant in keeping with the CBL’s culture of engagement and collegiality.
  • Facilitate visiting researchers and special interest groups.
  • Oversee ongoing projects for the publication of aspects of the East Asian Collections.
  • Continue ongoing documentation of the East Asian Collections in the collections management database (Adlib).
  • Answer general queries on the East Asian Collections and the cultures they represent.
  • Engage with marketing colleagues in relation to PR and media queries on the East Asian Collections.
  • Assist with such matters as requested by the Head of Collections.
The Chester Beatty Library is a collegial organisation and the post-holder will be expected to work in close consultation with his/her professional colleagues. A Curatorial Assistant reports directly to the Curator of East Asian Collections. The latter reports to the Head of Collections and sits on the Collections Team of the Library. For further details about the job specification, required skills and desired competencies, please visit For additional information about the Chester Beatty Library, you may visit The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27 February 2015.