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East Asian Art Post Graduate Museum Fellowship

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 7, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History
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East Asian Art Post Graduate Museum Fellowship

Job no: 528133
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum

Department: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $37,168 - $42,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
September 15, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a resume, a cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and skills make you an ideal fit for this position and three references.

Department Summary
The only academic art museum in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the University's academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities. The JSMA's collections galleries present selections from its extensive holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American art. Special exhibitions galleries display works from the collection and on loan, representing many cultures of the world, past and present. The JSMA continues a long tradition of bridging international cultures and offers a welcoming destination for discovery and education centered on artistic expression that deepens the appreciation and understanding of the human condition.

Position Summary
The Museum Fellow will assist the Asian Art curator and collections manager with East Asian exhibitions, research, and collections activity: help organize, coordinate, and assist with special exhibitions and installations in permanent collections galleries, and other tasks as assigned with responsibilities including the selection of artworks, assistance with installation design and didactics, research about acquisitions and loans, drafting of proposals, attending quarterly Collections Committee meetings; coordinating with and occasionally helping to mentor student interns.

Minimum Requirements
  • MA/PhD/MFA/MArch graduate from the University of Oregon programs in art history, studio art,
    architecture and design, or a program with a relevant East Asian studies and art component. (If no qualified candidate is found within the university's pool of applications, this position may be offered externally.)

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of East Asian art history, history, literature, and/or culture(s)
  • Demonstrate a high level of facility reading, writing, and speaking either Chinese or Japanese
    (depending on area of specialization) and ability to do primary research in at least one of those languages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an understanding of how and why to write for different audiences.
  • Ability and an enthusiasm for speaking publicly about East Asian art and the museum.
  • Commitment to working with faculty and students in an academic museum context.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including ability to receive feedback and constructive criticism

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a museum.
  • Experience in project management.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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