Job Opening – Curatorial Intern (09/2012)

2012 September 15

The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
Hanford, California

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 one year.
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 deeping their knowledge of diverse aspects of Japanese art usually not taught at university.

Around the end of the internship, the intern might have the opportunity to curate an exhibition.
The internship is a 6 to 12 month position, and offers on-site housing with utilities included, a car for local use and an $18,000 annual stipend.

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 University Art Museum of the Tokyo University of the Arts and the State Art Collections, Dresden.

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and one letter of recommendation to:

Barbara McCasland
Assistant to the Director
The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
15770 Tenth Avenue
Hanford, California  93230

Applications are also accepted via email (pdf preferred) at, though we may subsequently request follow-up materials in hard copy.

Please Note:  Applications must be received by September 30, 2012

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