Collections Management Assistant Internship at the Japanese Friendship Garden


Cause Areas


Tue Jan 12, 2016 - Thu Dec 01, 2016


2215 Pan American Rd. E.San Diego, CA 92101


Collections Management Assistant Intern
Reports directly to: Registrar & Exhibit Coordinator
The Japanese Friendship Garden seeks a Collections Intern to work with the Collections Department to assist with:

  • collections storage, inventory backlog, research, and processing;
  • artifact handling for internal use;
  • regular cleaning and maintenance of artifacts on display in the galleries;
  • accessioning and deaccessioning, cataloguing, researching, and entering information into the PastPerfect database.
This opportunity will allow interns to gain practical, hands-on experience working directly with museum artifacts and learn proper handling of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artifacts. The Collections Intern will work with Collections Management staff on special projects related to collections care and will work directly with staff while learning about the day-to-day operations of managing museum collections. Current graduate students or recent graduates in the fields of museum studies, public history, history, art history, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

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Other duties include:

  • Provide on-site assistance for the Japanese Friendship Garden Exhibition Coordinator and Registrar (including but not limited cataloging, exhibit set up and take down)
  • Assist with planning, preparations, and day of coordination of Exhibitions and JFG Events
  • Answer phone and web inquiries to do with Collections Management
  • Maintain and organize collections database
  • Provide on-site coordination support to Garden staff at private events
  • Assist with design, development, and distribution of promotional materials including: newsletters, brochures, flyers, posters, and invitations.
  • Market exhibits on community calendars and other marketing channels using JFG Master Marketing Calendar


  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 months
  • Student studying collections, art, non profit, etc preferred. A minimum of 8 hours per week.
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