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HANDYMAN

18th Street Arts Center has a steady handyman gig for an independent contractor, preferably with contemporary art experience. 18th Street Arts Center is the largest, continuously running artist residency program in Southern California. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making. We have an artist Residency Program and Exhibition Program. With a 30 year history, 18th Street has supported thousands of artists through our programs.  

The ideal candidate has light building maintenance and art preparator experience, has their own tools and vehicle, and is available 2 days per week (16+ hrs). The individual will perform light maintenance tasks at 18th Street’s Santa Monica properties such as:

  • maintain apartment interiors, paint/patch walls, change lights, repair furniture, doors and windows, snake sinks/toilets (mostly clean work)
  • Prep gallery for installation of art works, setup and breakdown tables/chairs at events

Requirements:

  • 5+ yrs handyman experience
  • Bonded and insured
  • Ability to move up to 100 lbs 
  • Own tools and vehicle 
  • Able to schedule 2 consistent days a week (preferably Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs, 9am – 5pm)

Highly desirable:

  • Familiar with art galleries, artist studio practice
  • Experience setting up A/V for small events (50 ppl)

If this sounds like you, we’d love to bring you onto our team. We are looking for a consistent person who is available 2 days/ week (sometimes more). We pay $20/hr, reimburse for auto use/mileage and materials/hardware purchased for jobs, and are able to give you a schedule in advance. 

To be considered, please send a brief letter introducing yourself, a link to your business, and a list of 3 references to this link: http://18thstreet.org/jobapplication – this link is the best, and fastest way to reach the right person hiring for this position. 

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 Artist Lab Residency, developing exhibitions and public programs, and creating and sustaining an online audiences.

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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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