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Gallery Intern

Organization
Japan Society
Working Time
Part Time
Remuneration
Unpaid

As one of the premier institutions in the United States dedicated to the display of Japanese art, Japan Society Gallery organizes several exhibitions a year related to Japanese art and culture. Our Internship program is tailored to graduate students at local universities seeking to expand their experience within museums and arts organizations, with an emphasis on gaining a broad knowledge of exhibition organization. Interns are introduced to issues relating to exhibition interpretation and art history, and will obtain administrative, outreach, and curatorial skills. 

Reporting to the Gallery Director and Curator of Exhibition Interpretation, the Gallery intern will perform a number of administrative and clerical tasks including, but not limited to:

Responsibilities:
Research in developing exhibition narratives
Assist with outreach for special exhibitions
Assist with the creation and verification of exhibition-specific documents such as checklists and condition reports
Represent the Gallery with others from the JSG staff at exhibition-related events
Performing general administrative tasks

Requirements:
Enrollment in an Art History, Arts Administration, or Museum Studies program
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher)
Proactive engagement with tasks and well-developed organizational skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Knowledge of/interest in Asian culture, Japanese language skills, and previous database experience

Time Frame: Year-round, Spring, or Summer 2017. This is a part time, unpaid internship. We ask for a commitment of 20 hours per week for a minimum of eight weeks. Japan Society encourages school credits if available.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Lia Monti: lmonti@japansociety.org. No phone calls please.
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