Internships

Please see below for our current internship opportunities.

VOLUNTEER

1. Curatorial Programs Intern (April – June 2017)
2. Social Media Intern (April – June 2017)
3. Events and Marketing Intern (April – June 2017)

PAID

4. Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern (June-August 2017)

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Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 2-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 spring of 2017 (April and May/June) 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 from April through May or June 2017, 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.

Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern 2017

The 2017 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern will assist in outreach and planning for a series of public events related to artists’ projects and our Cultural Asset Map (slated to launch as an interactive website in early April 2017). These projects are all part of our Irvine Foundation-funded Exploring Engagement project titled Residents and Riders, focused around our Pico neighborhood of Santa Monica and the Expo Line transportation corridor.

The Cultural Asset Map website will feature a community-sourced database of culturally significant people, organizations, locations, and events focused in and around the Pico neighborhood. Its public roll-out will include a series of free workshop events held in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica and area schools. To support executing and planning these public workshops, the intern will be trained by the Director of Communication and Outreach in ArcGIS geolocation software and curriculum development.

The intern will also contribute to the map, working closely with our part-time Cultural Asset Map research coordinator to collect and document community resources of interest to the intern. This may include collecting video and/or audio interviews, and assisting in writing new asset descriptions. He/She will be trained by the coordinator in field research techniques developed by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), gaining best practices for interviewing and collecting oral histories.

Additionally, the intern will support our upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition, “A Universal History of Infamy,” organized in partnership with LACMA, which will open in September 2017. Intern tasks may include assisting with gallery preparation, shipping and condition reporting for loans, publicity, exhibition design, and related public programs in advance of the exhibition’s scheduled opening.

Finally, to further support the collection of cultural assets more broadly, the intern will assist in organizing 18th Street’s impressive archive of artists in a searchable online platform. He/She will be trained by the Director of Communication and Outreach in WordPress content management system and Visual Composer website-building software for this project.

Overall, the intern will gain unique experiences working closely with artists and organizations involved in a wide range of cultural production. The intern will receive extensive insight and experience into the workings of artist residency programs, outreach, and event production. The intern will be supervised by 18th Street’s Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, and Director of Communications and Outreach, Sue Bell Yank. The intern will be supported with daily check-in sessions, regular weekly staff meetings, and two reflective, informal progress report meetings.

WORK HOURS: 9am – 5pm M-F with 1-hour lunch break; occasional evenings and weekends required. Students must work for a full consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2017.

SALARY: $4,500 stipend for consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Excellent organizational skills and follow-up skills. Quick to learn new skills and take direction well. Passion for provoking public engagement and talking to community members. Spanish fluency a plus but not a requirement.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Be of an ethnic group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. Students graduating in May or June 2017 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

TO APPLY:

  • Send resume and cover letter to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: Getty MUI Intern 2017.
  • Include 1-2 representative writing samples (could be blog posts, school papers, newspaper articles, or creative writing). These can be supplied as links.
  • Please include contacts for 3 current professional or academic references.

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