Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Asian Center is looking for one, non-UP contractual Junior Museum Specialist who will be tasked to manage the Asian Center museum's collection until 30 June 2020. The contract may be renewed. Deadline of application is 15 February 2020. Deadline extended to 23 February 2020.


  • To assist in the coordination and preparation of Asian Center Museum's exhibits and other Asian Center events
  • To assist in the management of the Asian Center Museum's cultural programs, including promotion, marketing, etc.
  • To take charge of safekeeping, care, and administration of over 1,400 artifacts (digitization and yearly inventory of museum artifacts)
  • To assist the Assistant to the Dean for Administration and Public Affairs in preparing proposals, developing linkages, and coordinating with various institutions (UP-based, private, or government agencies) in the transfer and care of the Asian Center Museum's artifacts and murals.
  • To perform other related tasks as may be assigned by the Dean.


  • At least BA/BS degree (preferably in Art Studies, Anthropology, Philippine Studies and related disciplines)
  • Knowledgeable in basic MS Office applications
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge in handling artifacts
  • Experience working in a museum/gallery is preferred


  • Online application form
  • CV and Letter of Application (One File as PDF)


1. Please fill out the online application form.
2. Send the CV and letter of application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as one PDF file on or before 15 February 2020. Address the letter to Joefe B. Santarita, PhD, Dean, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

For inquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 8 981 8500 local 3580.

The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.