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------------------------------------------------ Position: Assistant Curator Location: 141 Cambridge St. Boston, MA - Harrison Gray Otis House Classification: Temporary/Full Time Position Availability: ASAP Description: Supports the exhibition team in all facets of development for a nationally traveling exhibition, What's Cooking (working title), on the history of kitchens in America, from the time of settlement to the kitchen of the future. The assistant curator will work closely with the exhibition team to conduct curatorial research based on themes identified by the committee. This will entail object and archival research in both primary and secondary sources, identifying potential objects and archival material and developing lists for consideration for inclusion in the exhibition, assembling material for presentation to the committee, making presentations to the committee, and working with its members to draft and finalize exhibition text. This person negotiates loans for the exhibition, is responsible for object movement and photography, and works closely with the conservator for related conservation projects. This temporary position expires 36 months from date of appointment, subject to available project funding. What's Cooking, scheduled to open in fall 2007, will explore aspects of the kitchen as the historical center of a social network and as the site of new technologies designed to reduce labor and increase efficiency. It will feature changing expectations, over time and across regions of the country, about the production, procurement, cooking and serving of food from the rural domestic economy to the TV dinner and beyond. The exhibition will be designed to appeal to a broad public audience. Qualifications: Requires a Master's degree in American studies, history, or related field. A minimum of 1 year related work experience is required, with museum and exhibition experience preferred. A valid drivers license is required. Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 617-227-9204 or attn: Human Resources 141 Cambridge St. Boston, MA 02114 Please visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org for more details. Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that preserves, interprets, and collects building, landscapes and objects reflecting New England life from the 17th century to the present. Historic New England is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract and support a diverse staff. Ryan J. Thibodeau, PHR Human Resources Manager/Privacy & Administrative Officer Historic New England/SPNEA 141 Cambridge St. - Boston, MA 02114 (617) 227-3956 X258 fax: (617) 227-9204 www.HistoricNewEngland.org Susan L. Porter Research Manager Historic New England 141 Cambridge St. Boston, MA 02114 617-227-3957 Ext. 251 __________________________________________________ Historic New England is the new public identity for the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. We are the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional preservation organization in the country. Historic New England offers a unique opportunity to experience the lives and stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. Learn more at www.HistoricNewEngland.org. --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net