Job Opening: Exhibition Research Assistant, National Gallery of Art

Institution: National Gallery of Art
Location: Washington DC
Position: Exhibition Research Assistant (PT or FT, two years)

From Japan Art History Forum:

The National Gallery of Art is seeking an exhibition research assistant for a two-year, part-time or full-time term appointment. Responsibilities include administrative and research-related tasks supporting the organization of a major Japanese art exhibition and catalog planned for 2019. Incumbent will be based in Washington, DC, and will work with the National Gallery exhibitions staff, guest curator, and organizing partner in Japan. Duties include, but are not limited to, obtaining and managing detailed information in both English and Japanese on objects considered or scheduled for loan; performing art historical research and translations to support the exhibition programs department and its various explanatory materials and programs; supporting the National Gallery publications department and guest curator with many aspects of the exhibition catalog development.

Master’s degree or equivalent experience with prior study of Japanese art history required. Skill in professional art historical research techniques is required. Must be able to read, speak, and write Japanese for the purposes of research, translation and communication. Excellent written and spoken English grammar and spelling required. Familiarity with art collections management systems, preferably The Museum System (TMS), and Microsoft Office programs is desired.

Interested parties may contact Jennifer Cipriano, Exhibition Officer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, e-mail:; tel: 202-842-6783.

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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