Press "Enter" to skip to content

Harvard CAMLab: Exhibition Design Research Assistant

Exhibition Design Research Assistant
May–September 2023

The Art of Life: Multimedia Exhibition of Mawangdui Han Tombs project explores new exhibition
prototypes for demonstrating the sophisticated art of life in the Mawangdui tombs. Harnessing
emerging media technologies, the team is developing a multi-space, multimedia exhibition; this
exhibition integrates immersive theater and digital installation to reveal to the modern audiences
the imagination and philosophy of life encapsulated by the Mawangdui tombs. As a Research
Assistant, you will work with the CAMLab curatorial team to develop the design of a multimedia
exhibition on early Chinese art.

Required Skills:
● Proficiency in digital modeling software such as Rhinoceros or other platforms.
● Knowledge of architectural drawing in AutoCAD.
● Proficiency in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.

Desirable Skills:
● Experience in website and/or interactive design
● Proficiency in projection optics calculation and/or projection mapping software
(such as MadMapper)
● Proficiency in video editing and animation
● Knowledge of 3D sound design
● Knowledge of architectural, automated, and/or DMX lighting design
● Knowledge of 3D worldbuilding platforms (such as Unity 3D)

Compensation: 15-20 h/week, $25/h

To be considered, please submit the following:
• Cover Letter (indicating relevant interests/activities and availability)
• Resume (indicating relevant skills and experience including academic work)
• Portfolio (including images/videos/other media and short descriptions of relevant work)
All documents must be converted to a PDF and submitted to
Include the “Application – Position Title” for which you are applying in the subject line.

About the Mawangdui Han Tombs: The Mawangdui Han Tombs are a collection of tombs in
China that contain a rich collection of artifacts from the Western Han dynasty. For more
information, visit

About Harvard FAS CAMLab: Integrating humanistic inquiry with cutting-edge technology and
design, CAMLab explores innovative, interdisciplinary ways of showcasing art and culture
through immersive installations, exhibitions, films, digital publications, and other multimedia
forms. CAMLab creates and curates forward-looking, experimental exhibitions that explore
enduring questions of human consciousness. Using cutting-edge multimedia storytelling and
multi-sensory technologies, we model cultural and historical experiences that engage and
transport participants beyond the here and now, across the continuum of time and space.

For more information: | @HarvardCAMLab on Instagram