Student Assistant Opportunites

Student assistantships provide Oberlin students the opportunity to help in the Education Office, perform professional research on the collection, or to prepare a museum exhibition. Recent students, working with museum curators, have assisted with exhibitions using a wide range of objects from the collection, including photographs, Japanese prints, and old master and contemporary prints. Others have created finding aids for archival materials and helped with classes in the Print Study Room.

FALL 2014 AMAM Student Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art

An Oberlin College student is needed part-time (10-12 hours/week) for the fall semester to aid the Assistant Curator of Asian Art in collections research and in preparations for upcoming exhibitions. The student’s primary focus will be on the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collection of Asian art prior to 1900.  A strong background in both Asian art history and Chinese or Japanese language is preferred; however, applicants in either of the following categories will be considered: A: a strong background in art history or Asian studies with at least 200-level proficiency in Chinese or Japanese language.

B: native fluency in Chinese or Japanese, but no art history background.

In addition, the applicant must have excellent research and/or writing skills, be very detail-oriented, highly responsible, and capable of working independently. Previous museum or gallery experience is a plus but not required.

Please submit a one-page resume with GPA and the names of three references (preferably Oberlin faculty), a one-page cover letter with a brief summary of interest and abilities, and an unofficial transcript to Kevin Greenwood, kevin.greenwood [at ] oberlin.edu, Joan L. Danforth Assistant Curator of Asian Art, by 5 pm on Friday, September 5. Interviews will be held during the week of September 8. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.