This is an exciting internship opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic organisation at the centre of the regional contemporary art landscape. Asia Art Archive (AAA) is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2000 to document and make accessible the recent histories of contemporary art in Asia through residencies, research and educational programmes, publications, and institutional collaborations. It has the most valuable growing collection of material on the recent history of art from Asia, freely available from its website and onsite library.

The Independent Art Spaces of Taiwan (IAST) is AAA's latest research project in Taiwan, with an office based in the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB). Launched in 2022, this project aims to create a digital archive of primary sources on independent art spaces in Taiwan from the 1980s to the late 2000s. In addition to the research and digitization work involved, this project also collaborates with C-LAB to deliver public programs that stimulate discussions on the history of art spaces and explore the issues and methodologies involved in art archives. 

Please note that this internship takes place in Taiwan, and thus is only available to applicants based in Taiwan. We are unable to support working visas for overseas applicants.

 

Responsibilities:

The IAST intern will assist with:

1. Scanning materials

2. Providing basic annotations

3. Organizing and cleaning the physical archives

For more information please see Internship Program in Taiwan.

 

Requirements:

  • Fluency in Chinese
  • Working proficiency in English is an asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Photoshop is an asset
  • Self-motivated
  • Good attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of the arts in Taiwan and Asia 

 

Duration:

  • Term: June 23 to 7 Sept 2024
  • Commitment: Part-time (2–3 days per week, min. 2 days a week)

 

Application:

To apply, please send the application form and your CV to Kyo Hsieh at kyo@aaa.org.hk by 26 May 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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