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2024-2025 Frances Blakemore and Griffith Way Internships

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
  • Seattle

AI generated summary

  • You must be a UW graduate student in Art History or Asian Studies, with at least two classes in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean art completed. Other UW programs and East Asian language skills will also be considered.
  • You will work closely with SAM’s Asian art curators to enhance your knowledge of Asian art, plan scholarly programs, network with scholars, and engage with the public through gallery talks and presentations.

Requirements

  • Graduate students currently enrolled at University of Washington in the Art History or Henry M. Jackson School’s Asian Studies departments are preferred.
  • Students enrolled in other UW programs will also be considered, including those skilled in East Asian languages or experienced with the study of material culture.
  • All applicants are required to have completed at least two art history classes in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean art prior to applying.

Responsibilities

  • Under the mentorship of SAM’s Asian art curators, interns will gain intimate knowledge about the day-to-day responsibilities of a curator, enhance their knowledge of Asian art, and gain practical experience in an area directly related to their studies. Interns will have the opportunity to network internationally with top scholars in their field, plan and implement scholarly programs and symposia, and speak to the public through gallery talks and docent training presentations.

FAQs

What is the time commitment for the Frances Blakemore and Griffith Way Internships?

The internship period is for the Autumn, Winter, or Spring quarters of the 2024-2025 academic year, with interns expected to work 20 hours per week.

Is there any compensation provided for interns?

Interns will receive a quarterly stipend through the University of Washington equivalent to a Level 2 graduate teaching assistant rate, along with a waiver of tuition and most fees for the quarter.

Who is eligible to apply for the Frances Blakemore and Griffith Way Internships?

Graduate students currently enrolled at University of Washington in the Art History or Henry M. Jackson School’s Asian Studies departments are preferred, though students from other UW programs with relevant skills or experience may also be considered.

What are the required qualifications for applicants?

All applicants are required to have completed at least two art history classes in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean art prior to applying.

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Fashion & Arts
Industry
201-500
Employees
1933
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

For over 75 years, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has been a leading visual arts institution in the Pacific Northwest. Through its three locations — the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the Seattle waterfront — SAM connects art to life through special exhibitions, educational programs, and installations drawn from its collection of approximately 25,000 objects from more than 140 cultures.

Culture & Values

  • CREATIVITY

    We bring art into people’s lives and help them understand its unique power to inspire creative thinking, which is crucial to understanding and solving our world’s complex problems.

  • EXCELLENCE

    We build and create collections, exhibitions, and public programs of the highest quality and excellence.

  • EQUITY

    We are responsive to cultural communities and experiences, and we think critically about the role art plays in empowering social justice and structural change to promote equity in our society. We are dedicated to racial equity in all that we do.

  • ENGAGEMENT

    We engage our audiences through dialogue that is mutually beneficial, inclusive, and enlightening in a spirit of mutual respect.

  • DIVERSITY

    We invite and respect many viewpoints and experiences, as we develop and sustain a diverse staff, board, and audience, and showcase art from the world’s diverse cultures.

  • ACCESSIBILITY

    We work to lower economic and physical barriers as well as barriers to understanding, so that art is accessible to everyone. We recognize the importance of excellent customer service in making art accessible to all.

  • STEWARDSHIP

    We are transparent and careful stewards of resources, including collections, staff, volunteers, facilities, investments, and institutional records. We share SAM’s collection, our greatest resource, and legacy to the future, with the public through scholarship and interpretation, creative installation, conservation, and programming.