The Japanese section of the department of the Art of Asia, Africa and Oceania is responsible for over 100,000 objects that it opens to scholarly investigation, increasing the information available for study by incorporating the findings of visiting researchers in the Museum’s electronic database.
At the conclusion of a survey of Edo period books of all genres, a volunteer with knowledge of the field is sought to incorporate the findings of the survey in the Museum’s electronic database, consolidating the survey data with other Museum records and his or her own follow-up research with the Museum’s Japanese books. Basic responsibilities of this position include the following:
• Maintain and update database using paper and electronic files and other resources
• Review specifically selected Japanese books to assist department staff in confirming data
• PhD or equivalent in Edo period Japanese books
• Experience in the physical handling of Edo period Japanese books
• Experience with Japanese surveys
• Ability to commit to 14-20 hours per week through May 2013