Internships

Please see below for our current internship opportunities.

VOLUNTEER

1.Design Intern (Winter 2018)
2.Curatorial Programs Intern (Winter 2018)
3. Social Media Intern (Winter 2018)
4. Events and Marketing Intern (Winter 2018)

PAID

We do not currently have any paid internship openings.

**scroll down for descriptions.

Design Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We have many exciting design needs – from printed catalogues and brochures to large artist projects, banners, flags, and design for web and social.

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting available.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for designing and executing marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, as well as working with artists on design projects.

  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design on Adobe Suite (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc) and proficiency with WordPress UX

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with portfolio samples to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Design Intern” in the subject line.

Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 18th Street Arts Center is accepting applications for Program interns to work under the supervision of the Artistic Director. This is an unpaid internship (college credit eligible) for the Fall of 2017 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program. Upcoming projects include a series of public off-site artists performances and projects, as well as a community cultural mapping project funded by the Irvine Foundation.

The Curatorial Programs Internship at 18th Street offers:

  • Opportunities to realize independent creative projects including curating exhibitions, writing texts for publication, and organizing events
  • Internship responsibilities tailored to the candidate’s interests and career goals wherever possible
  • Small organizational staff allowing for maximum exposure to the full range of responsibilities and skills required to run a non-profit arts institution
  • Participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities

Learn more about 18th Street here: http://www.18thstreet.org  

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, at jobopenings@18thstreet.org. The internship will be offered for a three month period, with the possibility for extension. Please specify “Curatorial Programs Intern” in the subject line.

Social Media Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing, and communications strategy of the Center. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic intern with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help us spread the word! The intern will gain valuable experience working at an art non-profit, acquiring skills related to creating and sustaining an online audience. This position provides a creative opportunity to understand the relationship between social media and contemporary art.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement.

Track social media coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports.

Perform other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Familiarity and interest in Snapchat – we are looking to start a new organizational account! Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts. Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Passion for provoking public engagement.

* Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus *

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and links to social media profiles (personal and/or for an organization/student club/company…) to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.

Events & Marketing Intern

18th Street is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 50+ international artists a year, and have 25 local artists and organizations on our campus. We are a small staff, and consistently need enthusiastic arts-lovers to help us support artists and provoke public dialogue!

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and executing free public events, learn how to design and produce small and large public events, including the development and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • Learn how to design and produce events
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Events and Marketing Intern” in the subject line.

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