Japan House Internship Program:
Japan House is seeking undergraduate students who are deeply interested in promoting traditional Japanese Arts and Culture for internships in the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 2016.
Semester One – Interns will receive 3 hours of academic credit for ARTD 299 Special Topics in Design: Japan House Internship under the direction of Director Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud.
*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 (may include: participation in whisking tea and serving tea)
*Assisting in Japan House programming, workshops, and community/student outreach events
*Development and creation of craft items for Japan House Bazaar
*Updating and maintaining inventory of Japan House collections including kimonos, scrolls and other Japanese objects
*Assisting in outreach efforts through social media — including photography and electronic communications
*General assistance in organization of Japan House facilities
*Minimum of 2 hours per week assisting James Bier in Japan House gardens (at a regularly scheduled time)
Semester Two – Students who complete one semester of Japan House internship may be eligible for a second semester.
*Student will receive $10 per hour for a maximum of ten hours of work per week, subject to funding availability
*Responsibilities will be comparable to Semester One, focusing on inventory, public outreach, gardening and student programming
Application Process: Please submit a completed application form (http://go.illinois.edu/JH_Internship) along with an updated resume to Cynthia Voelkl, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on February 8, 2016. Follow up interviews to be conducted the week of February 15, 2016.
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