Japan House couldn't get by without their wonderful interns! If you are a University of Illinois undergraduate and interested in Japanese culture, the Japan House Internship might be the perfect opportunity for you! Applications are due on April 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Please email us email@example.com with any questions! See below for more information. Download the application at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e511caaca92b30a85c0540b1c/files/Internship_app_fall2015.pdf.
Japan House is seeking students who are deeply interested in promoting traditional Japanese Arts and Culture. This program will provide students educational opportunities to learn the basics of Chado, the Japanese Way of Tea, the art of Japanese cooking and many other facets of traditional Japanese Arts. Furthermore, this internship will give students an opportunity to assist in the development of student-focused programming and contribute to outreach efforts through social media.
*Sincere interest in Japanese Arts and Culture
*Ability to work collaboratively with other interns and Japan House administration
*Demonstrates strong sense of commitment and responsibility with willingness to take initiative
*Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate of the University of Illinois and register for ARTD299: Japan House Internship (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00) for fall semester 2015.
Intern will receive the following:
*3 hours of academic credit for ARTD 299 Special Topics in Design: Japan House Internship.
*Scholarship to attend Chado, Japanese Way of Tea, community class during the semester (Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.)
*Pending upon number of participants, fees may be waived for workshops or other special events to be held during the semester (dates to be determined)
*Maintain approximately 10 hours per week scheduled at Japan House (following the 15-week academic calendar)
*Giving public tours of Japan House on Thursday afternoons and every third Saturday of the month
*Developing and implementing public outreach programs
*Updating and maintaining inventory of Japan House collections including kimonos, scrolls and other Japanese objects
*Assisting in outreach efforts through social media — including blogging, photography and electronic communications
*General assistance in organization of Japan House facilities
*Development of programming specifically targeting students
*Minimum of 2 hours per week assisting James Bier in Japan House gardens (at a regularly scheduled time)
*Attend weekly meetings
Please submit a completed application form (download here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e511caaca92b30a85c0540b1c/files/Internship_app_fall2015.pdf) along with an updated resume to Cynthia Voelkl, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Follow up interviews to be conducted the following week.
Thanks to the Japan House listserv for this information item.
The Japan House Spring Open House is Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Japan House Spring Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Japan House is honored to have renowned Japanese fashion designer Anri Sato and fiber artist Misao Tsubaki do presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There will be tea ceremonies (at a reduced price of $5) at 10:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 3:00 by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association. No need to make a reservation – just purchase your ticket when you arrive. Enjoy a tour of the James A. and Lorene M. Bier Gardens at 1:00 or 3:00, led by the designer of the gardens himself, Jim Bier! ....and the cherry trees? Well, no blossoms yet but who knows what they will be doing by then!