Employment

PAID POSITIONS

There are currently no paid positions available at 18th Street Arts Center. Please check back!

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INTERNSHIPS

Become an Intern at 18th Street Arts Center during the school year! We have openings for interns in the events, programs, communications, and development fields.

18th Street Arts Center’s internships are designed to give students real world professional experience. We offer self-directed creative projects which in the past have included opportunities to curate shows, program events, and publish their own writing in arts publications and in our annual catalogue, and documentary initiatives. Each project depends on the interests of the individual and on the framework of the internship. As such, our interns are given the opportunity to develop their resumes with real accomplishments that have genuine professional impact. These are unpaid internship (college credit eligible) opportunities.

18th Street Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic and motivated university students for various internships for next semester (or quarter).

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18th Street Arts Center Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 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) 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.

The Program 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

Chief responsibilities are:

  • support artists with research, production, and installation of artwork
  • support Artistic Director with correspondence and documentation related to projects
  • support Artistic Director in creation of programmatic content for grants and press releases
  • review and recommend program applicants for residency opportunities
  • support artist-facing events including potlucks and workshops
  • support public-facing events including receptions, screenings, performances, and talks

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. Please specify “Curatorial Programs Intern” in the subject line.

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18th Street Arts Center Communications & Events Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 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, advertising, design, and contemporary art. The candidate will also support the planning and execution of 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)
  • 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
  • Track communications coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports.

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts and events production in a mid-size arts organization. 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: COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS INTERN.

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18th Street Arts Center Design Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 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: Under the supervision of the Director of Communications and Outreach the selected candidate will expand their portfolio and gain valuable professional creative experience working with an arts organization on print and digital design. Work on catalogues, artists books, showcards, ads, logos and branding with lots of creative freedom in a collaborative environment. Must be proficient with a widely used design software – Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch, or Invision.

  • Watch your designs gain lots of audience and traction
  • Work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists
  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom
  • Gain valuable professional experience working within an arts organization

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please provide links to a portfolio with at least 5 different format designs for print and web. Please specify “Design Intern” in the subject line.

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18th Street Arts Center Development Intern

18th Street Arts Center is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. We host 30+ international artists a year, and have 20 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: Executive Director and Development Associate

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 8 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: Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Development Associate, the Development Intern will assist with special events, communications, and support our team in all areas of fundraising. The internship provides a detailed understanding of donor relations, event planning, prospect research and outreach, and fundraising strategy. Intern will gain valuable training and real world experience on NationBuilder and MobileCause platforms.

This winter, the Development Intern will have a key role in assisting with 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary events, which includes a crowdfunding campaign and gala.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting with event planning for 30th Anniversary Gala
  • Supporting communications with our Crowdfunding Campaign team
  • Assisting with donor database and donor correspondence

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be highly detailed and organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to learn the details of fundraising, event planning, and creative thinking. Experience with annual fund, alumni, or donor programs a plus, but not required.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Development Intern” in the subject line.

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18th Street Arts Center Video/Photography Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 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: Under the supervision of the Director of Communications & Outreach the selected candidate will expand their event photography and video portfolio. The candidate will direct, shoot, and edit short trailers and promo videos for social media. Looking for someone who understands 18th Street’s aesthetic, but can also bring some flare to producing great video assets. The ideal candidate should have their own camera and must be available one day a week for in office and some evenings and weekends for events. Please provide a portfolio, sizzle reel, social media handles or video channels along with your application.

  • Learn how to shoot and edit effective videos that gain traction online
  • Work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists
  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom
  • Gain valuable professional experience working within an arts organization

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please provide links to a portfolio, sizzle reel, social media handles or video channels along with your application. Please specify “Video/Photography Intern” in the subject line.

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RESIDENT ARTIST INTERNSHIPS

Occasionally, our resident artists here at 18th Street have need for internships. Opportunities are available below. Please be in touch with the resident artists directly; 18th Street Arts Center does not administer or oversee these internships.

There are currently no resident artist internships available at 18th Street Arts Center. Please check back!