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Thank you for your interest in working at USC PAM. Below are positions currently available:

Call for teaching Artist

Part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, Winds from Fusang: Cultural Dialogues between Mexican and Chinese Artists will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works from public and private collections in the U.S., China, and Latin America, Crossing Pacific will demonstrate how themes, techniques, and specific artists from Mexico and other Latin American countries who visited China—including José Venturelli, Miguel Covarrubias, and David Alfaro Siqueiros–had an outsized influence on the burgeoning Chinese contemporary art community. Learn more about the exhibition and PST: LA/LA here.

The Education Department is seeking a teaching artist (or teaching artist team) to develop and facilitate a participatory art workshop related to the exhibition. This workshop should be hands-on and appropriate for a drop-in audience of mostly adults and some children/families. The workshops should have a focus on themes of cultural exchange, collaboration, cross-cultural dialogue, and Chinese and Mexican art/artists.  We are looking for the workshop to help visitors make connections to the exhibition and to each other.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 12-4pm (estimated time) as part of PST: LA/LA San Marino Day. The workshop can take place indoors or outdoors in the museum’s garden.

How to Apply: Email the following materials to Valentina Quezada, Youth and Family Programs Specialist, at valentina.quezada@pam.usc.edu, with the subject line: PST Artist Workshop Proposal

Submit via email:

1. Resume

2. Workshop proposal including:

  • Description of workshop
  • Why you are interested in this project/exhibition
  • Personal connections to themes in exhibit

3. Example(s) of previous workshops

Deadline: September 1, 2017


2017 Getty Multi-Cultural Internships:

Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteering at USC Pacific Asia Museum is a great way to learn about art and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, meet people with similar interests, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors. Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the museum. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow volunteers, the rewards of helping others, and the opportunity to make a difference.

There are many ways for volunteers to support USC Pacific Asia Museum including: 

  • Fulfill essential visitor services, including welcoming and directing guests to galleries and around the museum, and supplying information about USC PAM’s array of offerings.
  • Assist in art-making workshops
  • Assist at festivals, evening events, and other public programs.
  • Provide logistical support for performances and events.

Requirements: 

  • Delight in working with the public.
  • Become familiar with the exhibitions, collections, and programming in order to answer visitor questions confidently.
  • Attend in-service trainings.

How to Apply: 

Please fill out this online form and a museum staff member will contact you regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities: https://goo.gl/forms/wVRuMDBdkWRiONH22