Oct 3

Job: Assistant Curator at Asian Art Museum (CA)

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Position: Assistant Curator
Posted By: Asian Art Museum
Location: San Francisco, CA
Type: Full-Time
Salary: $1,904-$2,287 biweekly (annualized equivalent of $49,504-59,467)* with an excellent benefits package


The Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, reporting to the Curator of Japanese Art, performs curatorial duties related to the identification, acquisition, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects in the Japanese art collection.


  • MA in Asian Art History, with field of interest in Japanese Art; PhD or equivalent in Asian Art History preferred. One year of curatorial or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Solid research skills; must be able to interpret the collections and to communicate knowledge relevant to the collection
  • Superb writing skills; must be able to write effectively for both general and scholarly audiences
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; good public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to conduct original research
  • Ability to read, speak, and write Japanese
  • Ability to address general public audiences in writing and speaking
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and good judgment; extremely reliable and dependable
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, visitors, volunteers, donors, and representative of other institutions
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and conscientious in following through on assigned tasks

Application Instructions:

Apply online HERE or send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415.861.2359

± The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.±

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