Under the supervision of the Exhibition Curator, the Research Assistant will conduct primary research on content, texts, and objects related to the museum’s upcoming exhibition Director’s Inspiration: Bong Joon Ho . Scheduled to open in March 2025, the exhibition will provide a glimpse into Bong Joon Ho’s process as a filmmaker and the social, cultural, and political forces that have shaped his unique body of work. 

***Fluency in Korean and English is required.

You Will:

  • Summarize and assess Korean language archival materials; translate selected materials.
  • Translate correspondence from Korean to English and English to Korean.
  • Create literature reviews and summarize texts and scholarly articles written in Korean.
  • Conduct original research on Korean cinema history with a specific focus on Bong Joon Ho and New Korean Cinema; social, cultural, and political histories of Korea from the 1970s to the present; and related topics in world cinema history.
  • Research media and images, including accurate credit and caption information.
  • Support various aspects of content research and creation for the exhibition as well as related digital projects.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of film research methodologies and experience working with primary source material and archives.
  • Ability to clearly structure and organize research findings.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to adapt communication style to various stakeholders and partners.
  • Great ability for collaborative working methods.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining a high level of organization and close attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a museum or other arts environment is a plus.