CfA: Junior Curator (f/m/d) at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Department of East, South and Southeast Asia (Deadline: 2021-06-25)


The Linden-Museum Stuttgart is one of the most important museums for anthropology in Europe. For the Department of East, South and Southeast Asia, we are looking for a full-time (100%) Junior Curator for an initial full stop of two years. The position will be graded in pay group 13 of the current collective agreement for the Federal States in Germany (TV-L).

Your tasks will include representing the department in academic and organisational matters in close cooperation with the Senior Curator for East, South and Southeast Asia. This includes, in particular, the care, research and inventory of the collection, the further development of the Digital Collection, the development and implementation of dialogue projects with representatives of the source communities, their diasporas and the diverse urban society, the conception and implementation of permanent and temporary special exhibitions, including the accompanying programme and publications, as well as the active participation in the new conception of the museum for the planned new building. Other tasks include supervising interns and dealing with enquiries concerning the department.

The collection to be looked after comprise about 40,000 objects with particularly important objects from India, Tibet, Indonesia, China and Japan, among others. You will share the scientific and organisational management of these regions with the Senior Curator for East, South and Southeast Asia, who will introduce you to the diverse tasks.

You should have completed a university degree (Master or equivalent) in cultural anthropology or area studies with a focus on East, South or Southeast Asia. Experiences in the museum sector or in cultural projects in cooperation with organisations and associations from the source communities and/or their diasporas are prerequisites. An interest in contemporary developments, gender issues, globalisation or migration would be an asset.

We expect proficiency in English. Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite, but we expect your willingness to learn the language.

Enjoying the development of audience-oriented presentations, the ability to work in a team, proactiveness, the ability to work interdisciplinarity with all departments of the museum, a high level of commitment and the ability to work under pressure are indispensable qualities. Equally important are an interest in postcolonial discourse and previous extended stays in East, South or Southeast Asia.

Severely disabled applicants (f/m/d) will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified. Applications from people of colour and applicants with a refugee or migratory family background are expressly welcome.

Please send your application documents by post or in digital form (as a single PDF file, if possible) by June 25, 2021 at the latest to the Board of Directors of the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart or to

For further information on the contents and requirements of the position, please contact Mr. Dr. Georg Noack, Senior Curator for East, South and Southeast Asia at or Tel. +49.(0)711-2022408.

Please note that application documents will only be returned if a sufficiently stamped and addressed envelope is enclosed. Your information will be stored and processed as a part of the application process. For details, please contact