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  • Employer: Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Salary: $56,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year
  • Posting Closes: December 10, 2021, 5:00PM PST


The Portland Art Museum invites applications for the position of Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art. The Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art will conduct research on and interpretation of the permanent collection of Japanese art, with focus on documenting and exhibiting the Japanese print collection (currently comprising ca. 3,000 works of art).

Their primary responsibility will be to improve the cataloging of the Japanese prints in the Museum’s database, which will include transcribing printed titles, signatures, and inscriptions in the original orthography. They will be encouraged to organize at least one Japanese print installation from the Museum’s permanent collection during the course of the grant-funded year.

They will also participate in a broad range of curatorial activities in Japanese art, including writing interpretive texts for exhibitions and online collections; assisting in acquisitions research and donor cultivation; giving public lectures and presentations; developing programs in collaboration with departments across the organization; and interacting with a broad and diverse audience to ensure that community voices are heard, including the Councils and Museum members.

The role works under the supervision of the Curator of Asian Art and is the only other specialist in the area of Asian art, but collaborates with the full curatorial department.

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