POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
. Gallery Attendant Internship
GALLERY ATTENDANT INTERNSHIP
Attendants will work with the LACE team to carry out the day-to-day operations of the gallery. Attendants will have the opportunity to interact directly with visitors and artists during gallery hours. Attendants will also attend private walkthroughs with the artists to learn about the project and be able to fully education the public on LACE’s programming. This position provides a point of entry to contemporary art.
performing day-to-day duties, including opening/ closing gallery and tracking
. ensuring quality of visitors’ experience through facility maintenance
. performing clerical duties, including answering phone calls and sorting mail
. assisting with general for upcoming programs
. greeting visitors and educating the public about LACE’s programming
. providing curatorial and production support as needed
. assisting during special events
Excellent communication skills.
. Must be available during weekends and some evenings during special events.
. Must be interested in contemporary art and willing to learn about current and upcoming exhibitions.
. Technical experience (a/v operation) is a plus.
LACE summer 2013 Curatorial Intern
This Curatorial Intern will participate in LACE’s summer season programming featuring Interference by Eric Zimmerman andNathalie Pozzi, an interactive gaming installation in LACE’s main gallery, and Nicholas Mangan’s single-channel video projection A World Undone in LACE’s rear gallery. The Curatorial Intern will learn the conventions and protocols of mounting exhibitions and producing public programs, and will gain valuable introductions to artists, curators and critics working in contemporary art today. This internship is for a student who is interested in learning about the curatorial process and who wants to develop exhibition and event production skills for organizing international, technically innovative artists. LACE’s summer season coincides with the 10-week internship cycle, which ensures that the intern will experience the various phases of a LACE programming cycle.
Over the course of this internship, the Curatorial Intern will:
1. Participate in all aspects of the coordination, production and presentation of LACE’s summer exhibitions, including gallery and artwork preparation, researching technical requirements and responding to requests from participating artists, technicians and special contractors;
2. Assist LACE staff in coordinating the evening and weekend events and other public programs, which may include performances, film screenings, workshops and family days;
3. Serve as a LACE Gallery Guide team leader who interacts directly with the public and educates visitors about current exhibitions and events. The Curatorial Intern will assist in the development of didactic materials that provide a point of entry to the contemporary art on view. He/she will be involved in the gallery’s opening and closing procedures, as well as general exhibition maintenance;
4. Oversee photographic and digital documentation of events and installations. This will include preparing and uploading digital documentation and related artists' materials to the LACE website, social media platforms, and blog;
5. Promote LACE programs and initiate community outreach in alliance with LACE's communications efforts;
6. Participate in the evaluation of LACE’s summer programs by surveying LACE visitors to assess the depth and quality of public interaction; and
7. Support ongoing program-related activities on a day-to-day basis, including processing artists’ submissions, researching components of upcoming projects and attending special events.
. experience with exhibition installation
. willingness to work with a hands-on team environment
. proficiency with web and social media platforms
. strong writing skills for both communications content and correspondence
. experience with the Adobe Design Suite and other new media
. technical experience in setting up and operating a/v equipment
. photo/video documentation a plus
The primary supervisor of the Curatorial Intern will be the Program Coordinator relating to the production of LACE programs and help her/him build basic skills in audience development. The Associate Director/Curator will provide direction and support in curatorial communications as well as act as the human resources contact to train the intern in areas of office procedures. The first week of the internship will include an orientation to the facility, members of the staff, technical equipment and data-entry procedures, phone, office and gallery protocol, as well as an historical overview of the organization and its upcoming programs and events. The Intern will be provided with her/his own desk adjacent to the Program Coordinator. In addition to weekly check-in meetings with the student’s primary supervisor, there will be a 5-week mid-term review and a presentation to the staff at the end of the internship.
COMPENSATION: $3,500 gross salary for a consecutive ten-week period
TIME COMMITMENT: June 2013 - August 2013 full time (must attend Getty orientation and two Learning Community events (dates tbd.)
Send a resume and a cover letter with your position of interest to Geneva Skeen, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Geneva Skeen via e-mail or at (323) 957-1777 x 14.
Deadline for first review of applications: May 1, 2013.