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Frans Hals Museum Seeks Senior Curator of 16th and 17th Century Northern Netherlandish Art

The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem is advertising the position of Senior Curator of 16th and 17th Century Northern Netherlandish Art. Please see the job profile below or download the full job description (PDF in Dutch).

The deadline for applications is 19 October 2023.

The Frans Hals Museum is an internationally renowned fine art museum. At two beautiful historic locations in the center of Haarlem we present the largest collection of works by Frans Hals, together with other important Haarlem artists of the 16th and 17th centuries. Often in exciting yet subtle combinations with modern and contemporary art.

As the current curator of Old Masters will return to the Amsterdam Museum at the beginning of 2024, we are looking for a new Senior Curator of 16th and 17th Century Northern Netherlandish Art, as of January or February 2024.

As a senior curator you are part of a small and committed curatorial team, which reports directly to the General Director. You are an expert in 16th- and 17th-century Northern Netherlandish Art, with at least five years of experience in a curatorial position in a museum. You are an established art historian with a great interest in Haarlem painting, including of course that of Frans Hals. In addition, the collection includes applied art, such as silver, ceramics, and furniture, from the period 1500-1850. You have an open mind towards art from other ages, and enjoy making juxtapositions between old, modern and contemporary art together with the other curators. As senior curator, you also have a coordinating role within the curatorial team. You aim for smooth interdisciplinary collaboration within the museum with the public always in mind. You have a profound interest in social and diversity issues. You are a fluent in the Dutch language.