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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Loo Family Asian Art Intern
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University of Kansas | Lawrence, KS
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Job Description

The Asian Art Intern works closely with the Curator of Global Contemporary and Asian Art on research and documentation of the collection, exhibitions, and other aspects of curatorial work within the department.


* Conduct research on objects in the museum collection and assist in cataloging newly acquired works of art.
* Assist with collection research and documentation, logistical planning and research related to future exhibition projects, class and storage visits.
* Contribute to the exhibition planning process, including writing and editing exhibition labels.
* Work effectively with other members of the museum staff on team-driven projects.
* Attend staff meetings and museum events.

Required Qualifications

* Must be a University of Kansas graduate student seeking a master's or Ph.D. degree.
* Enrolled in six credit hours of graduate coursework or at least one hour of thesis/dissertation (approval form from graduate program required).
* Fluency in spoken and written English as evidenced by application materials and interview.
* Demonstrated computer competency (Office, Outlook, databases, web skills).
* Must have a flexible schedule and be available to work weekends and after hours if needed.
* Routinely lift storage boxes weighing 20-40 lbs with or without assistance.
* Fluent in at least one East Asian language (Chinese, Korean or Japanese) as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

* Outstanding research and written and oral communication skills.
* Strong written and oral presentation skills.
* Ability to work independently and in collaboration with museum staff, university faculty and students.
* Ability to formulate probing questions about art and its many roles.
* Interest in and knowledge of Asian art and culture, both historical and contemporary.
* Interest in a museum career is taken into consideration.