Curatorial Research Assistant

Posted 18 August 2023
Salary $2,500.00 - $3,200.00 per month
Job type Temp
ContactCarrine Chew

Job description

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in art history, history, anthropology, museum/curatorial studies, Japanese studies, or a related subject.
  • Able to commit 12 months of work
  • Keen interest (preferably with research experience) in Japanese history and culture.
  • Excellent organisational, project management, and communication skills, particularly in conducting interviews.
  • Ability to conduct independent research with primary and secondary sources.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and research skills in English.
  • Working knowledge with the Japanese language is ideal.

Job Descriptions:
You will be working closely with the Curatorial Unit at ACM-TPM to develop and prepare a medium-scale exhibition. The primary responsibilities of the Curatorial Research Assistant will include conducting independent research, developing exhibition ideas, formulating the exhibition's narrative, and supporting administrative tasks related to other curatorial affairs.

Your job responsibilities include:
1. Research
  • Conduct thorough research with primary and secondary sources (preferably including Japanese sources) about Japanese culture related to fukusa and the gift-giving traditions in Japan.
  • Assist in editing transcripts, preparing bibliographies, captions, photograph orderings, and footnotes related to the exhibition and the accompanying publication(s).

2. Exhibitions, publications and media
  • Develop innovative exhibition ideas and conceptualize the curatorial narrative for the exhibition.
  • Collaborate with the Curatorial Team to develop the exhibition's presentation and design.
  • Prepare text panels and oversee the production of multimedia materials such as videos, soundtracks, or digital initiatives for the exhibition, if applicable.
  • Support administrative tasks related to the exhibition, including compiling artifact lists, archiving photographs, and filing relevant documentation.
  • Assist in organizing lecture programs and educational activities associated with the exhibition.
  • Contribute to the publication process, from conceptualization and research to writing and printing.

3. Any other duties related to the exhibition as assigned by the management.