Provides research support to the Head of the Contemporary Art Department.
The Research Assistant at the Contemporary Art Department will perform diversified responsibilities related to the planning and execution of exhibitions and programs. Reporting to the Head of Contemporary Art, this is a fixed-term position for one year with the possibility of extension.
Create and maintain database records and departmental research files
Responsible for translation of necessary departmental write-ups
Coordinate and schedule research meetings
Manage correspondence and communication both internally and externally. Draft and circulate announcements
Draft and edit exhibition texts including gallery texts and label copy, exhibition introductions, and other didactic texts
Filing and archiving of research documents
Research administration as needed, including but not limited to expense reporting and budget tracking
Conduct research at varying points throughout the development of the exhibition
Research collection objects, especially new acquisitions
Draft acquisition justifications, object labels, and other didactic texts
Assume department-related duties as directed and assist with research functions as necessitated
Work closely with the Museum’s external relations team to develop plans to promote exhibitions and related programs to diverse audiences
Work collaboratively with peer institutional colleagues and with staff, civic partners to organize workshops, seminars/webinars, conferences, and other collection and exhibition related programs
Coordinating planning for Head of Contemporary Art and visiting artists and scholars
manage logistics for meetings both internally and beyond
The Curatorial Research Assistant is encouraged to continue to advance their own scholarly research
B.A. in art history or cultural studies with a regional focus in Asia or Asian-American study
Ability to converse, read, and write in one Asian language is highly preferred
Outstanding communication and written skills
Ability to work independently and manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Flexibility and adaptability to new programs in a fast pace working environment.
Exceptional academic competence
Experience in museum, non-profit arts sector, arts administration preferred