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GETTY MARROW INTERNSHIPS

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships will be hosted by approximately 60 Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations during summer 2021, including two internships at 18th Street Arts Center. The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Eligibility for the internships is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level) who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. Training and work may be conducted remotely in Summer 2021 in accordance with the guidelines issued by the LA County Department of Public Health and the State of California’s COVID-19 Guidance.

Check out a full list of Getty Marrow internships here: https://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/internship_positions.html

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18TH STREET ARTS CENTER
GETTY MARROW CURATORIAL PROGRAMS INTERNSHIP

Under the supervision of 18SAC’s Director of Exhibition and Residency Programs Frida Cano, the 2021 Getty Marrow Curatorial Programs Intern will provide curatorial and program support for three exhibitions at our Airport Campus: A group exhibition Recovery Justice: Being Well, curated by artists Sara Daleiden and Nicola Goode around thematics in practice that place artists as second responders to the pandemic. Danish artist, Maj Hasager’s exhibition, based on her research and collaboration with the Quinn Research Center, an archive of Santa Monica’s Black History in the Pico Neighborhood. And Chia-Ling Ho, an artist from Taiwan who will be creating new work for a small solo exhibition. 

Recovery Justice: Being Well will already be installed, and the intern will support events by helping to conceptualize, plan, implement, and conduct outreach for the related artist activations of the exhibition. The intern will support the installation process of Maj Hasager’s and Chia-Ling Ho’s exhibitions. 18SAC staff will guide the intern while organizing these exhibitions, and will ensure that the intern takes on a strong role in project managing the installation, printing, and logistics around the show and its event. The intern will also help organize gallery and campus tours, programming, and other activations around the exhibition following the COVID protocols in place at that time. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to curate a mini exhibition in the office and meeting rooms at 18th Street’s Airport Campus, communicating with artists, and learning about the logistics of an exhibition from beginning to end.

The intern will work closely with internationally recognized artists and seasoned arts administrators in an environment organized around mentorship and professional development. The intern will gain insight into the workings of a mid-sized non-profit arts organization, including exhibitions and residency programs, social and public practice, performance art, community-based outreach, and event production. 

WORK HOURS: M-F 9am-5pm, including a one-hour lunch break. This is full-time (40hrs/wk) paid position for a ten-week work period from June through August 2021.

SALARY: $6,000 stipend for consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2021.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Students must:

  • Be of a 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 (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students who graduated after April 1, 2021 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 (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

TO APPLY:

  • Please apply on our website at http://18thstreet.org/apply with a resume, cover letter, three references, and 3 writing samples (PDF only please). When applying, select “Getty Marrow Curatorial Programs Intern”. Applications are due April 22, 2021 by noon.

18TH STREET ARTS CENTER
GETTY MARROW COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH INTERNSHIP

Under the supervision of 18SAC’s Associate Director of Communications and Outreach, (and former Getty Intern, Jeny Amaya), the 2021 Getty Marrow Communications and Outreach Intern will create and implement a marketing and social media strategy for participating artists and community partners for June-September 202, which includes visiting artists Maj Hasager, from Denmark, Chia-Ling Ho, from Taiwan, and local artists in residence at 18th Street Arts Center. They will also provide communications and outreach support for Recovery Justice: Being Well, a series of group projects by 18SAC artists facilitated by Sara Daleiden and Nicola Goode. Throughout the internship, they will activate 18SAC’s Bailiwik – a social media app for our artist community, and support 18SAC’s bilingual Arts Learning Lab @ Home workshops, which happen live online and are then edited to be available as on-demand videos. 

Through research, outreach and content creation, the 2021 Getty Marrow Communications and Outreach Intern will produce visually engaging story tables exploring displacement, systemic oppression, and resilience in Santa Monica’s BIPOC communities for 18SAC’s Culture Mapping 90404 oral history project. The intern will collaborate with our community partner, Quinn Research Center, an archive which is focused on the rich cultural heritage of a historically Black neighborhood in Santa Monica, to produce a storytable on their proposed Broadway Heritage Project, which will be featured in Maj Hasager’s exhibition in our main gallery, and for 18SAC’s online local history project, Culture Mapping 90404. The intern will support Hasager’s series of community-engaged oral history workshops on Santa Monica with outreach and digital marketing strategies in collaboration with 18SAC local partners including Santa Monica Public Library, Virginia Avenue Park, and Art + Feminism (an online international community). 

The intern will work closely with internationally recognized artists and seasoned arts administrators in an environment organized around mentorship and professional development. The intern will gain insight into the workings of a mid-sized non-profit arts organization, including exhibitions and residency programs, social and public practice, performance art, community-based outreach, and event production. 

WORK HOURS: M-F 9am-5pm, including a one-hour lunch break. This is full-time (40hrs/wk) paid position for a ten-week work period from June through August 2021.

SALARY: $6,000 stipend for consecutive 10 weeks between June and August 2021.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Students must:

  • Be of a 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 (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students who graduated after April 1, 2021 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 (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible.

TO APPLY:

  • Please apply on our website at http://18thstreet.org/apply with a resume, cover letter, three references, and 3 writing samples (PDF only please). When applying, select “Getty Marrow Communications and Outreach Intern”. Applications are due April 22, 2021 by noon.

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INTERNSHIPS

We are looking for motivated, creative, and enthusiastic interns with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help support and share 18th Street Arts Centers exhibitions and programs.  Interns will get to work with a small, collaborative staff, with lots of creative freedom and mentor support to pursue your ideas.  Working with local and international artists and audiences, interns will learn how to communicate with a broad arts community. 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 exhibiting artists, developing exhibitions and public programs, and creating and sustaining an online audiences.

CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Assistant Curator / Artist Residency Coordinator

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Participation in data collection and program review of AiR and adjacent communities

  • Support artists with research, production, and installation of artwork and artist-facing events including Creative Roundtable and Professional Development

  • Support with correspondence and documentation related to projects and the creation of programmatic content for grants and press releases

  • Review and recommend program applicants for residency opportunities

  • Support public-facing events including receptions, screenings, performances, and talks

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Curatorial Intern” on the application.

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EVENTS INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Deputy Director and the Events Specialist

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.  

  • Learn how to design and produce events and assist in production of Family workshops, artist and curator panels, AiR studio visits and professional development

  • Gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists’ work, designing event signage, 

  • Development of event schedules, communicating with artists and other community partners, program evaluation and observational evaluations, and supporting other event logistics

  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Events Intern” on the application.

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COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Supervisor: Deputy Director and the Communications Associate 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • Support public events, developing and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • 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.

  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Communications Intern” on the application.

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DESIGN INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 12 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

  • 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.

  • Gain valuable professional experience working within an arts organization on print and digital design

  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom as you work with work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists

TO APPLY: Apply here. Upload a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles. Provide links to a portfolio with at least 5 different format designs for print and web. Select “Design Intern” on the application.

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DEVELOPMENT INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director and Executive Assistant

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

  • Assist with special events, communications, and support our team in all areas of fundraising

  • Assist with donor relations, event planning, prospect research and outreach, and fundraising strategy. 

  • Intern will gain valuable training and real world experience on NationBuilder platforms.

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Development Intern” on the application.

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Culture Mapping 90404 INTERN

SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

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

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting.

  • Edit interviews and upload description and data to Culture Mapping 90404 map
  • Upload information to ArcGIS/ESRI, our website interface
  • Support the development of storytables 
  • Support Advisory Council events
  • Brainstorm ideas for how to archive the map’s raw data and future caretaking of the map
  • Review archival material and assist with digitizing relevant material to add to the map

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Specify “Culture Mapping 90404 Intern” on the application.

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VIDEO/ PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

REPORTS TO: Deputy Director

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

  • Direct, shoot, and edit short trailers for social media
  • Photograph artist exhibitions
  • Pursue your ideas with lots of creative freedom as you work with work with a very collaborative staff and dozens of fascinating artists

TO APPLY: Apply here.  Upload a cover letter and resume. Please provide links to a portfolio, sizzle reel, social media handles or video channels along with your application. Specify “Video/Photography Intern” on the application.

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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!

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