Announcement, UP Vargas Museum

Museum Assistant Position

The University of the Philippines Vargas Museum announces the opening for a:


LOCATION: Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines-Diliman

A non-UP contractual position reporting directly to the Curator.

The MUSEUM ASSISTANT will perform the following tasks:
1. Front desk duties including (but not limited to) receiving guests at registration, responding to queries, and answering phone calls
2. Prepare monthly visitor profile and survey reports
3. Consolidate e-mail addresses from guest books for input in electronic mailing lists
4. Oversee the Museum Shop
5. Accomplish financial reports for gate passes and museum shop items
6. Assist in preparing and installing of artworks and wall texts for exhibits
7. Assist in receiving, dismantling, and packing artworks and other objects for temporary exhibits
8. Assist in group tours and invigilation of the ground floor galleries of the Museum
9. Do daily rounds in the exhibition spaces to check on captions, lights, and other logistical details
10. Maintain the Vargas bulletin board at the Faculty Center
11. Other duties instructed by the Curator

1. Must have a background in Art Studies/ Humanities/ or museum work
2. Civil service eligibility sub-professional/ professional is an advantage
3. Must have good interpersonal skills
4. Must be proficient in MS applications

1. Cover letter stating interest in the position. Please address the letter to:

The Curator
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines-Diliman

2. CV or resume with recent photo

Please hand in the requirements at the Reception Desk of the Vargas Museum or e-mail This position is urgent.


About Jorge B. Vargas Museum

It aims to preserve its collection donated by Jorge B. Vargas and conducts research, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center houses a museum, archives, and library devoted to the Philippine history, art, and culture from the late 19th century until the post-war era. Its main beneficiaries are students, faculty, researchers and scholars of the Philippines and Asia.


5 thoughts on “Museum Assistant Position

  1. Hi! Is there a vacant position right now?

    Posted by Cha | February 4, 2015, 12:16 pm
  2. Is there a vacant position right now?

    Posted by Jek | March 16, 2012, 3:40 pm
  3. The application period for the Museum Assistant position has passed. Thank you for your submissions. Our gratitude also to those who helped us disseminate the announcement.

    Posted by Jorge B. Vargas Museum | October 20, 2010, 10:03 am

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Session Advisory: The Art Workshops of Fernando B. Sena at the Vargas Basement concluded last 2 December. Sessions and registration will resume on 20 January 2018. More than a hundred guests gather at the public reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary on 8 December 2017, Friday. 
UP Vargas Museum opens this first project of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) built through three nodes in a network: Knowledge Production and Circulation; Exhibition and Curatorial Analysis; Public Engagement and Artistic Formation. The project endeavors to activate a network to coordinate a range of interventions in contemporary art in the Philippines and to cast a sharper profile for it on an inter-local and trans-regional scale. It is keen to confront the requirements of research and discourse; curate art and subject the curatorial gesture to critique; and propose modes of catalyzing the public sphere of art and in the process harness the energies of its agents. The project at the UP Vargas Museum will run until 27 January 2018. Public programs for the project will happen next year. The Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) will open its initial project at the Vargas Museum on 8 December 2017 at 4pm. For more information, visit or the Facebook event page of the project: Place of Region in the Contemporary DEVOUR will close today at 5pm at the 3F Galleries.  We thank all who visited the show. Place of Region in the Contemporary will open next Friday, 8 December 2017 at 4pm. Please take note of our schedule until 08 December 2017:

30 November (Thursday)
Non-working Holiday (Bonifacio Day)

01 December (Friday)
Last day of DEVOUR show at the 3F Galleries

02-07 December (Saturday-Thursday)
Galleries are closed for ingress of new show. Offices are open as usual. 
08 December (Friday) at 4pm
Opening reception of Place of Region in the Contemporary FINAL WEEK: Katti Sta Ana's Devour is on view until 1 December 2017, Friday. We are closed on Thursday for public holiday.

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