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The LAMAG Internship Program provides individuals with hands-on experience in working at a contemporary arts institution where they can grow their knowledge and develop their leadership skills, while also providing invaluable support to exhibitions, programs, and staff. The Internship Program offers an opportunity for positive growth as well as an immersive learning environment. LAMAG is committed to building a diverse team and invites people of all talents, ethnicities, cultures, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply.

 

The gallery recruits interns on a seasonal basis. See below for available internship opportunities:

 

2020 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Archive and Digital Communications Internship at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

 

As part of the Getty’s 2020 Marrow Undergraduate Internship, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and team-oriented individual to intern with the organization from June – August 2020. The internship is a full-time (40 hours/week, Tuesday through Saturday) position, with a stipend of $6,000, for a consecutive ten-week work. The internship is intended for outstanding undergraduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. For more information about eligibility, please visit http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/mui/mui_students.html

 

Eligibility

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. Students must have complete at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2020. Students graduating in May or June 2020 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

 

Responsibilities

Organize and manage the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s extensive exhibitions archive, both physical and digital

 

Develop archive-focused content of the Gallery’s history for disseminating across digital communication channels (social media, website, e-newsletter)

 

Develop and implement a strategy for distribution of the Gallery’s catalogs

 

Interact with visitors, artists, colleagues in a courteous, prompt and professional manner

 

Provide general administration support as needed

 

Qualifications

Strong interest in contemporary art (candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts)

 

Strong verbal and written communication skills

 

Strong organizational skills

 

Meticulous attention to detail

 

Knowledge and experience with Adobe programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), G Suite, and social media platforms

 

Flexibility to make changes and support exhibitions and programs as needed

 

Commitment to stated schedule

 

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and completed City of Los Angeles application (download here: https://per.lacity.org/application.pdf) to jamie.costa@lacity.org.

 

Closing deadline: Friday, April 24 by 5 PM

 

About the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program

Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in Los Angeles supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts. Since the program began in 1993, 161 local arts institutions, including the Getty, have hosted over 3,300 internships, exposing students to career possibilities in the arts. Originally titled the Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program, its name changed in late 2018 with announcement of the retirement of long-time Getty Foundation director Deborah Marrow, who began the program.

Volunteering

Being a volunteer at LAMAG is a great way to learn about contemporary art, meet people with similar interests, and share your knowledge with visitors. Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the LAMAG team.

 

LAMAG is committed to building a diverse team and welcomes people who would like to build relationships between the gallery and its audiences.

 

Volunteers work in the following area:

 

Gallery Facilitator

Facilitators are people-focused volunteers who engage with our visitors and improve their experience by providing appropriate information on the exhibitions on view in the Gallery. Facilitators also help to maintain the Gallery throughout the day, but their primary focus is on helping visitors.

 

The gallery recruits volunteers on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please note this is unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity.

 

If you are interested in this role, please send a 1 page introductory letter to lamag@lacity.org outlining your interests, skills and relevant experience.