What Will I Do at the Museum?

Heritage Museum of Asian Art is a non-profit museum located in 3550 S Morgan St, Chicago. The museum’s collections and exhibitions span many cultures and time periods of Asia. Works of art include archaic jades and bronzes, pottery, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, paintings and more.

The museum is currently looking for interns to assist with our visitor services, public programs, and community outreach. Interns will be expected to become familiar with the museums collections and exhibitions, with the intent to give guided tours as docents. Docents are not expected to become experts on Asian art. They are, however, expected to develop a good general knowledge of Asian art, and gain extra insight on some of the art work in order to share beyond what the exhibit labels can provide. As a small organization, our interns - like our employees - may be asked to help in multiple aspects of the museums daily operations, such as membership services, library assistance, exhibition set-up, cataloging, research. 

Students should be enrolled in a related higher education program. Strong communication skills are desired, knowledge of Asian art and/or Mandarin is a plus, but not required. Interns will be required to be present for a few hours one day of the weekend, and possibly some evening training sessions and events. This is an unpaid internship that can be used for credit hours. Interns can expect to dedicate 6-12 hours a week.

If you are interested to apply, please send your resume to deelyu@heritageasianart.org

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