Curatorial Internship Program
The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California, is accepting applications for its curatorial intern program. The internship will begin on an agreed date in early 2013 and will last for 6 to 12 months.
The program offers a tremendous opportunity for training and hands-on experience in multiple aspects of museum management, including art registration, handling and storage, record keeping and research, acquisitions and loans, installation and presentation to the public, maintaining a reference library. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of subjects and media, broadening and deepening their knowledge of diverse aspects of Japanese art usually not taught at university. The internship will culminate with the intern's production of an exhibition around the end of the internship.
The internship is a 6- to 12-month position, and offers on-site housing with utilities included, a car for local use and a monthly stipend of $1,500.
The ideal candidate would be a graduate student in Japanese art history with a working knowledge of Japanese who wishes to pursue a museum or academic career. Previous Clark Center interns have received appointments at such prestigious institutions as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Peabody-Essex Museum, the University of Heidelberg, the Sagami Women's University, and the State Art Collections, Dresden.
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and one letter of recommendation to:
Applications are accepted via email (pdf preferred) at email@example.com, though we may subsequently request follow-up materials in hard copy.