Introducing The Mel and Leta Ramos Family Foundation Apprenticeship!
This apprenticeship aims to continue the mission of the Ramos Family Foundation’s Arts Education Initiative – to transmit visual arts through education and public programs in order to make art accessible to all.
The role, assumed by one successful candidate, will launch in Fall 2020. The position will include remote part-time work and, pending the development of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will include on-site work if possible. The Mel and Leta Ramos Family Foundation Apprentice will work 200 hours over 25 days which will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the apprentice and LACE Team.
Apprenticeship is a cornerstone of LACE’s ethos and legacy with many arts professionals gaining early work experience here. LACE nurtures college students and young adults each year by providing comprehensive hands-on skill development in the nonprofit arts field. Three LACE staff members and one current board member are former apprentices. With 35-50 participants a year, a huge thank you list continues to grow – scroll down to view. We are proud of our role in preparing young people for careers in the arts, building their resumes, and introducing them to a network of artists and culture workers in LA. LACE participates in workforce development for cultural institutions and businesses through its collaboration with colleges such as UC Riverside, UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State LA, LA City College, CalArts, Otis, Art Center, Pepperdine, Asuza Pacific, Chapman, Pitzer, Claremont, and Emerson, as well as several east coast and international institutions.
LACE offers undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to participate in the gallery’s programming while gaining experience at a non-profit arts organization. The Apprenticeship Program provides training in areas such as administration, development, research, communications, exhibition and event production, and facility operations. Students interested in art and arts administration will especially benefit from this experience. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and a willingness to work in a hands-on group environment. LACE will work with each apprentice’s special interests to ensure a positive learning experience.
Apprenticeship Programs covers the following fields:
– Gallery Guide (Research, plan, and facilitate public tours of LACE exhibitions, public programs, organization history, and membership options)
– Production (Assist with the design, fabrication, and installation of multi-media exhibitions and events)
– Communications (Facilitate social media engagement, weekly newsletters, assist with partnership and sponsor outreach)
LACE Apprenticeship Requirements:
Excellent communication skills. Weekend and evening availability. Genuine interest in contemporary art. Willingness to learn about current and upcoming exhibitions. Proactive work ethic. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Previous gallery or arts-related experience is preferred but not required. Technical experience (a/v operations) is a plus.
Deadline: October 12, 2020.
How to Apply:
Send a resume, a cover letter, and the contact info of 1-3 professional/educational references to Brennen Perry, Communications Coordinator at email@example.com
This is a paid opportunity. Additionally, apprentices are offered one-on-one time with LACE’s Executive Director for coaching in the areas of job searching, resume/cover letter development, and interviewing.
The Mel and Leta Ramos Family Foundation was created by family members of the late Mel and Leta Ramos. The Foundation’s work is in keeping with the family’s lifelong passion to ensure that all youth have access to an arts education by providing support to under-resourced communities and programs.
Mel Ramos (1935-2018) is internationally recognized as a contemporary master and is positioned in the Pop Art pantheon along with other luminaries such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, with whom he exhibited in the first “Pop Art” exhibition at LACMA in 1963. Ramos (1935-2018) became known for juxtaposing glamorous, stylized female nudes with artifacts of American commercialism – recognized by his distinctive pin-up girls posing with and popping out of larger-than-life consumer goods, such as candy bars and soft drinks. His signature nudes – combined with his comic book superheroes – brought pop culture into new contexts of power and play. Over a sixty-year career, Ramos exhibited in more than 120 group shows and solo exhibitions around the world. As art faculty at Cal State East Bay, he mentored more than two generations of art students.
LACE is supported by a network of apprentices who have helped staff, organize, and sustain the space. Are you a former LACE apprentice / intern? Not on the list? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name!
LACE is supported by a network of apprenticeships who have helped staff, organize, and sustain the space:
A Rachel Aberly, Julie Adler, Ginette Aelony, David Agnew, Solumto Akabueze (2015), Julia Allegretti (2019), Adrian Alfaro (2017), Franny Alswang, Angel Alvarado (Getty MUI – Curatorial Intern 2014), Marcos Alvarez, Kate Amend, Ruth Andal, Joy Anderson, Nina Anderson, Richard Anderson, Amelia Anthony (2015), Bob Anthony, Sara Antoine, Janeth Aparicio (2019 Getty Marrow Communications Intern) Zoe Arden, Ami Arnault, Katie Arntzen, Jason Ash, Michele Asselin (1991), Anthony Ausgang, Carlos Austin, Robert Avedissian, Ethan Ayer,
B Zdenek Balcarek, Fiona Ball (2014), Jennifer Baltazar, Brian Baltin, Thea Banlancker, Larissa Bank, Polly Baranco, Tiffany Barber, Majorie Barton, Marcus Bastida, Gail Bates, Tyler Batson, Stephen D. Batte, M. Kathy Bazar, Valerie Bazin (2016),Clara Baxter (2017), Jared Baxter (2011), Hailey Beaman (2015), Adrian Becker, Kathleen Beckett, Jonathan Belli, Carolie Bengochea, Deborah Berger, Lili Berler, Meegan Bevere, Topanga Bird, Kelly Bishop, Sylva Blackstone, Nathan Blake, Charlotte Bliss, Mitch Block, Krystal Boehlert, Barbara Boland, Jane Bolton, Elizabeth Bottum, Stephanie Boyer (2016), Susan Braig, Mark Bradford, Camilla Brangstrom, Marie Brayman, Luiza Brenner (2015), Pete Breza, Elizabeth Brooke (2016), Laurie Brown, Kurt Brown, Mitch Browning, Mary Bruce, Kavin Buck, Bridgette Buday, Jenny Byun (2016)
C Jeff Cain, Kristen Calabrese, Diane Calder, Tim Caldwell, Christie Calucchia (2016), Liza Camba, Carolyn Campbell, Giancarlos Campos (2016), James Candice (2018), Thomas Cannon, Loretta Cantiari, Dwight Carey (2017),Claire Carvounis (2020), Pamela Casey, Franco Castilla, Jackie Castillo (Getty MUI Curatorial Intern), Christopher Cave,Israel Cedillo, Sarin Cemcem (2017), Gab Chabran, Cathy Chan, Jeana Chang, Christina Chanhal, Zoe Chao, Dan Chapman, Terry Chatkupt, Paul Chavez, Muhe Chen (2018), Michelle Cho (2014), Jinseok Choi, Sora Cin, Tess Clark (2015), Lee Cline, Lisa Cloudy, Cassandra Coblentz, Deborah Coito, Abigail Coleman (2014), Bob Colin, Mary Collins, Joe Collins, Lisa Cone-Meinke, David Contreras, Patrick Couch, Dana Courtley, Jill Covell, Tracy Covill, Carol Cowley, Llewelyn Crain, Sarah Crowner, Clark Crump, Patti Cunha, Wes Cuttler, Susie Czerner,
D Bob Dale, Becky Dame-Seidler (2014), Kai Daniels (Getty MUI – Curatorial Intern 2016), Lee Danziger, Denise Davis, Drew Davis (2015), Scott Davis, Jennifer Dayco, Julia Deamer, Sylvia De La Baume (2015), Lena Degteva, Mark Deischter, Michael Delgado, Santiago Delgado, Esther Delgado, Ric Delgado, John Demar, John Demos, Corinne Deno-Walde, Michelle DePacker, Gina D’Errico, Loretta D’Errico, Jackie Derner, Joseph Di Mattia, Sue Dorman, John Drury, Claudia Duenas, Kevin K. Duffie, Mike Dukes, Bridget DuLong, Craig Alan Dunham, Jai Dunlap, Brad Dunning, Sam Durant, Jim Durney,
E Phyllis Eakins, Margaret A Ecker, Michael Edelstein, Renée Edgington, Roberta Eichenberg, Janet Eicher, Susana El Parks, Lawrence Elbert, Joshua Elias, Oscar Elinzondo, Pedro Elinzondo, Ans and Stuart Ellis, Jim Ellis, Dwight Elstner, Gregory Elwood, Jeff Encinas, Ruben Esparza, Richard Espinoza, Dave Evans,
F Rochelle Fabb, Barry Fahr, Maximilian Moss Familian, Cecilia Fanconi, Perry Farrell, Lucia Farrow (2019), Susane Fellinger, Lyn Player Fenster, Lynn Mayer Fenster, Andrew Ferguson (2019), Carol Flanagan, Gaye Flyer, Christopher Ford, Alyssa Forsyth (2018), Joseph A. Foster, Mary Jo Fox (2017), Anais Franco (2019) Stephanie Franco (2017), Lynn Frangos, Jackie Freedman, Andrew Freire (2015), Zehao Fu, Kira Fuchs,
G Julie Gaeta, Tera Galanti, Nidhi Gandhi (2015), Adolfo Garcia (2017), Shannon Garcia, Nicole Garton, Emma Gary (2015), Teri Gast, Sarah Gavlak, Victoria Genao (2018), Eric Gero, Robert Gero, Lisa Gewerth, Jay Gibson, Mark Gibson, Mia Gilbert (2017), Virginia Gilbert, Jennifer Gill, Cecily Gilman, Michael Giroch, Mike Glass, Harrison Glazier (2018), Kim Glosserman, Lisa Glosserman, Martha Godfrey, Gabrielle Goldaper, Marty Goldberg, Brett Goldstone, John Gonzalez, Monica Gonzalez, Tania Gonzalez-Ortega, Bob Gorman, Mark Grady, Celia Grail, Grant Gray, Amy Green, Taft Green, Tony Green, Curtis Green, Curtis Greene, Laurel Gregory (2016, 2017), Randy Griffin, Terri Grimmett, Hannah Grossman (2015), Stefan Gruber, Gayle Guftason, Joe Guidice, Tom Guiton, Victor Guzman (2014), Michelle Guy, Lila Gyory (2015),
H Paul H-O, Chris Haaga, Victoria Haas (2014), Omar Hassan (2019), Shana Hafner (2014), Audrey Hall, Linda Hammett, Clarissa Hampton (2015), Nadine Hanley (2017), Kerry Hannawell, Jim Hardy, Hugh Hardyman, Maitland Hardyman, David Hargrove, Larry Harris, Paul Harris, Ina Harshberger, Susan Hartman, Debbre Harvis, Gordon Hayes, Sedona Heidinger (2017), Michelle Heinman, Wendy Heldmann, Mickey Henderson (2016), Peter Henry (2020), Samantha Hensel (2016), John Henson, Arianne Hernandez, Scott Hessels, Kouwron Hepburn, Buddy Hernandez, Ambrose Hickman (2015), Dean Hitchcock, Rania Ho, Esselle Hoehshellwatsun, Virginia Hoge, Allyson Hollingsworth, Dennis Hollingworth, Jihye Hong (2016), Marilyn Honig, Judith Hopleins, Polly Anne Hornbeck, Kelly Hoshimoto, Louie Hopkins, Genie Houawmn, Lowery Houston (2017), David Huffman, Jeanne Huffman, Sherri Hunt, Amanda Hunter, Ken Hurbert, Brad Hwang,
I Laura Im (2016, 2017), Bambi Ingram, Antonio Iniguez, Sasha Isaac-Young, Brit Isaak (2015), Sara Isett, Letitia Ivins,
J Amy Jackson, Jamie Jameson, Danielle Janecek, Karl J. Janson, Joe Jarrell, Jim Jenkins, Joe Jerrell, Roscoe Johnson, Cindy Johnson, Debbe T. Johnson, Merritt Jones, Tory Jones, Ellen Joo,
K Sharon Kagen, Anastasia Kahn (2016), Eric Kahn, Raven Kaliski (2015), Coffee Kang (2017), Leslie Kanno, Fowzia Karimi, Karyn, Ivan Kasimoff, Annie Katata, Amanda Katz (2014), Kim Kaufman, Bill Kelley, Maureen Kelley, Simon Kelly, Nick Kersulis, P. Kennedy, Anika Kent (2015), Rebecca Kheel, Rebecca Kheel, Raunak Khosla, Sharon Kim (2014), Soomin Kim (2016), Stephanie King, Brian King, Kristina Kite, Ian Klein (2014), David Kobosa-Munro, Sally Koenig, Anna Kolacny, Joseph Konieczny (2017), Celeste Korthase, Brigitte Kouo, Marc Kreisel, Mark Kroening, Kelaine Kuale, Richard Kuhlenschmidt, Zara Kuredjian (2014, 2015)
L Wally Lab, Brandon LaBelle, Caja Lacum, Teri Lacy (2008), Beth Lake, Susan Lash, Marion Lane, Jan Langer, Katherine Laursen (2014), Kimberly Lawson, Rick Lazzarini, Clifford LeCuyer, Carol Lee, Jim Lee, Jennifer Lee, Ji Won Lee, Michelle Lee, Rochelle Lee, Steve Lehmer, Judy Leiff, Nestor Lemus, Gary Leonard, Susy Leonard, Paul Levenhaben, Hilary Levine, Mariska Leyssius, Mengning Li, Laura Lin, Lucy Lin, Crystal Liu (2016), Diana Linden, Jimmy Lizama, David Lloyd, Neven Lochhead (2016), Lorraine Lomeli, Biz Lopez, Jocelyn Lopez (2017), Julee Lorton, Leslie Lowder, Rochelle Lozada, April Lu, Julia Lu (2017), Emilio Luarca (2015, 2016), Erica Luedtke (2017), Madeline Luisa De La Cancela (2019), Renee Lung, Dani Morelle Lyles, Scott Lynk, Vicky Lynn, Jon Lyon,
M Rikki Madrigal, Sherry Mahboubian (2018), Joan Mahoney, Mike Mahoney, Anthony Malecki, Jayne Manuel (2015), Camila Marambio, Mari Marao, Joella March, Leslie Marcus, Sophie Maresh (2015), Roberta Margolis, Hannah Marie-Hanmer (2015), Andrew Markoff, Natalie Marsh, Annie Martens (2016), Robert Martin, Kent Martin, Virginia Martinez, Anita Marto, Alexandra Mason, Rachel Mason, Ricardo Matthews, Don McAurther, Ann McNamara, Rita McBride, Michael McCall, Christy McCormick, Meghann McCrory, Betty McDonald, Megan McFarland, Abby McGhee, Richard McLaughlin, Reed McMillen, Lora McPhail, Susan McWhinney, Tim Meadows, Anna Medina, Michael Meert, Sarana Mehra, Chris Meinke, Moj Mehr-Asa (2016), Louise Melon (2018), Herbert Mendoza, Monica Meza, Thom Michaels, Lee Michel, David Mihelarakis, David Miller, Bob Miller, Gita Millitary, John Mills, Sydney Minkler, Anne Mirch, Lisa Mischini, Akemi Mitsumuori, Denise Monaghan, Jon Monroe, Jose Montano, Julie Moon, Diane Mooney, Mabel Moore, Mario Morales, Clarissa Morales, Elizabeth Morehouse, Chizu Morihara, Jimena Moronitas (2019), Savannah Morra (2016), Courtney Morris, Mary Morton, Koki Morton, Carissa Mosley (2017), Robert Moss, James Mowry, Sandeep Muhkerjee, Sergio Munoz,
N Steven Nagler, Alan Nakagawa, Jonathan Nanda Lilkeblad, Dominque Narciso, Nari, Shelly Naso, Jack Nault, Davis Neves, Laura Newton, Robert Nichols,Yinchen Niu, Mary Beth Noble, Fumiko Nobuoka (2015), Al Nodal, Erica Nordfors, Michael Noritch, Michael Nye,
O Susan Olds, Thomas O’Leary, Jaime Olmos, Joe Ortiz, John Ortiz, Lucia Ortiz (2015), Paloma Ortiz-Scott (Getty MUI – Curatorial Intern, 2017), Sabina Ott,
P Paul Paffi, Paul Paggi, Laurel Paley, Tiffany Palm, Kris Panagiotis, Theresa Papnikolos, Dennis Dino Paredes, Jason Park (2016), Juhyun Park (2016), So Jung Park (2016, 2017), Alicia Parker, Caitlin Parker, Claire Parsons, Bridget Pavich, Jenny Pearce, Cara Pearson, Michelle Pedraza, Melissa Pelico, Debbie Pelton, Elizabeth Pence, Dawn Pentecost, Amanda Perea (2017), David Perez (2017), Kira Perov, Cathy Perrillo, Brennen Perry, Eric Peterson, Dakota Peterson (2019), Kerry Peterson, Beatrice Petropoulos-White, Ann Pickles, Barbara Pickles, Lora Pierce, Sarah Pierce, Katya Pikhoya (2016), Antonia-Maria Platzer (2019), Peg Pollack, Jessica Pompei, Mary Anna Pomonis, Angelus Portillus (2017), Jill Poyourow, Miles Preston-Clark (2016), Lisa Prichard, Roseanna Privitera, Shana Punim,
Q Astrid Quay, Gladys Quintero (2015), Vanessa Quintero (2018),
R Robert J. Rados, Nastaran Rahnama, Irene Ramirez (2019), Krystal Ramirez (Getty MUI Communications and Marketing Intern), Marc Ramos, Linda Ramos, Darrell Randazzo, Amy Randolph, Hannah Rasekhi (2019), Jessica Rath, Maureen Raynor, Tanner Reckling (2017), Robert Redecker, Annie Reiniger, Jonathan Reiss, Devin Rench, Jim Reva, Liza Reyes, Dont Rhine, Laura Riboli, Mark Richardson, Melinda Ring, Rick Ripley, Gabriel Ritter, Nikki Roach (2019), Troyese Robinson (Getty MUI – Archives Intern 2016), Aurelia Rodman, Corey Roederer, Kathleen Rogan, Gabriel Rojas (2015), Nicholas Romano (2017), Lana Rosen (2014), Julie Rosenberg, Marina Rosenfeld, Judi Russell, David Ross, Doug Ross, Mike Rozsa, Lisa Rubin, Amy Runyen, Juliane Russo (2014), Kristine Russell, Rand Ryan, Lisa Ryle, Kylie Ryu (2016)
S Dorothee Sailard (2019), Sintija Saldabol (2018), Frank Salmone, Dominica Salvatore, Serena Sampson, John Sanger, Paul Sanoian, Joe Santarromana, David Schafer, Sophie Schoenfeld (2017), Sherri Schottlaender, Bill Schubert, David Schulman, Gary Schwartz, Susan Schwartz-Braig, June Scott, Tracy Scott, Laura Searles (2017), Seth Seiderman, Nicole Shaffer, Annie Shaw, Irina Shelovski, Yinzhu Shen (2019), V. Sherer, Vita Sherin-Jones (2019), Megan Sherwood, Aaron Sherer, Steve Shipper, Catherine Shores, Tom Siegle, Cassandra Simon, Gay Skeer, Jay Skeer, Sydney Skora (2019), Scott Skully, Juan Silverio (2019 Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern) Amy Simms, Cassandra Simon, Stephanie Sleiman (2016), Daryll Smith, Dave Smith, Dean Smith, Harriet Sherry Smith, Paige Snell, Sofia Smith (2018), Lisa Soccio, Ann Sotello, Dan Southerland, John Souza, Sue Spaid, Ivan Spane, Laura Speck, Robin Spector, Erin Spence, Sally Spiro, Mary Beth Spivak, Gigi Spratley, Margaret Squires, Heather Stagl, Laura Stec, Karen Steffani (2011-2012) Morgan Stein, Gary Stella, Allison Stera, Allison Stewart, Miyo Stevens, Allison Stewart, Ev Stone, George Stone, Annie Story-Hannon, Wayne Stratton, Allison Stuart, Emily Sulzer (2014), Xunzhi Sun (2018), Sylvie Sutton (2019), Snigdha Suvarna (2017), Torene Svitil, John Swanger, Stuart Sweezey,
T Mariam Tabatabaee (2014), Kathy Tanney, Michael Tansey, Jenn Tang (2016), Sonia Tarrish, Carina Taylor (2015), Alexis Teplin, Luther Thie, Owen Thoman, Ana Thomas (2015), Tomy Thomas, Andrew Sheridan Thompson, Pamela Thompson, Benjamin Tippin (2015), Susan Tobin, Rebecca Todd, Gary Todd, Shelli Tollman, Siobhan Tolochko, Sabrina Tom, Brianna Tomlin (2017), Dana Torrey, Monica Townsend, Amanda Toy, Rachel Travers, Vivienne Tran, Anna Tregurtha (2018), Lia Trinka-Browner (2005), Raquel Trujillo, Irene Tsatsos, Shirley Tse, Kathleen Tully, Christien Tuttle, Monica Tzeng,
U Carrie Ungerman, Marie Unini,
V Jill Vacarra, Cindy Vallejo (2016), Jim VanTyne, Monica Vargas (2019-20), Marcella Vasconcellos, Cherry Vascoucelles, Mario Vasquez, Sara Velas, Ines Venturini, Kaelyn Victoria (2019), João Vieira (2019), Rebekah Villacorta (2019-20), Miha Vipotnik, Sarah Vogwill, Nicola Voss,
W Lauren Walser, Krista Walter, Kate Warren, Archie Washington, Jasmin Washington, Katrina Weber, Laura Weekes, Lisa Weger, Gisi Weibel, Jonathan Weider, Rachel Weinstein (2020), Rob Weiss, Kathy Weiss, Mark Wheaton, Samantha Whitaker, Ben White, Olive White, Tom White, Pamela White, Michael Whitmore, Vanessa Wiedler (2017-18), Lori Wierzbicki, Pilar Wiley, Marianne Williams, Daren Willis, Savannah Wills (2019), Michael Wilson, Rachel Wiseman, Wolf, Chris Wormald (2012), Alexa Wong (2016), Lee Wong, Orlando Wong, Phillomina Wong (2016), Pamela Woodbridge, Schuyler Wrobel,
X Rui Xu, Feilbe Xyzsa Quintas (2018),
Y Cat Yang (Getty MUI- Curatorial Intern 2015), Edward Yang, Illene Yankowski, Liz Young, Gail Youngquist,
Z Reggie Zachary, Sophie Zanders (2016), Marielos Zeka, Jason Zevin, Ann (Lvwenyu) Zhang (2020), April Zhang (2014),Mark Zhang (2019), Beatrix Zilenskas, Natalie Zimmerman.