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2021 Getty MUI Applications at LACE Now Open
April 1 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm
LACE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2021
Since 1993, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program has provided substantive, full-time work opportunities to 3,200 undergraduates, exposing them to potential careers in the arts. Aiming to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles, including at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Foundation’s support enables organizations to host students in full-time, paid internships for ten weeks during the summer.
The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Students gain experience in key areas such as curatorship, conservation, education, publications, and related programmatic activities. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
- 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.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, students who graduated after April 1, 2020 will also be eligible to apply for summer 2021.
The internships are full-time (40 hours/week) positions, each with a stipend of $6,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August 2021.
Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern
The Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern will work directly with LACE Curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar. The Intern will assist Quintanar with research, curation, production, and marketing for upcoming exhibitions, and will coordinate and produce several digital programs scheduled throughout the summer. The Curatorial Intern will serve as the key liaison between the artist, collaborators, and LACE’s staff.
The Curatorial Intern will manage the public outreach for the exhibitions and public programming, including educational tools for gallery tours, print and digital marketing, and personal outreach to community groups. By being involved in the projects from development to execution, the Intern will learn the conventions and protocols of producing seasonal programs and will learn how to cultivate relationships with artists, curators, and critics working in contemporary art today. They will work with the LACE staff and diverse group of interns, and thus will gain experience as a coordinator on major projects.
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 critically engaged, exploratory, and community-responsive 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. The intern will participate in weekly staff meetings to understand bigger picture nonprofit structures. The intern will also have access to LACE’s job network, and one-on-one resume building and interview coaching with our Executive Director.
Over the course of this internship, the Curatorial Intern will:
- Engage in curatorial research and planning with the LACE Curator. Collaborate with staff on conceptual and logistical developments for upcoming exhibitions.
- Participate in all aspects of the coordination, production and presentation of LACE’s summer 2021 exhibition installation, including gallery and artwork preparation, researching technical requirements, and responding to requests from artists, technicians, and special contractors.
- Serve as a LACE Gallery Guide team leader who interacts directly with the public and educates visitors about the exhibition. The Curatorial Intern will assist in the development of didactic materials that provide a point of entry to the work on view. They will be involved in the gallery’s opening and closing procedures, as well as general exhibition maintenance.
- Oversee photographic and digital documentation of events and installations. This will include preparing and uploading digital documentation and related artist’s materials to the LACE website, and in-depth involvement in social media platforms.
- Promote LACE programs and initiate community outreach in alliance with LACE’s communication efforts.
- Participate in the evaluation of LACE’s programs by surveying LACE visitors to assess the depth and quality of public interaction.
The primary supervisor of the Curatorial Intern will be the LACE Curator Daniela Lieja Quintanar. LACE’s Curator will provide direction and support in communications, production, and curatorial work. Daniela Lieja Quintanar has both directly and indirectly supervised Getty Marrow interns since her hire in 2016 and continues to serve as a mentor for alumni of the program.
LACE staff will 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 a historical overview of the organization and its upcoming programs and events. 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.
How to Apply:
Click here to access the online application
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2021
Getty Marrow Communications and Marketing Intern
The Getty Marrow Communications and Marketing Intern will work directly with the LACE Executive Director and Curator to coordinate all digital and print marketing for the upcoming summer 2021 exhibition Intergalactix: against isolation/ contra el aislamiento, and will serve as key liaison for all press and academic inquiries. The Communications and Marketing intern will work collaboratively to create original digital content for LACE’s social media, website, and email marketing.
This internship provides an opportunity to engage with diverse curators, artists, and a vast archival collection firsthand. The intern will learn to project manage effectively and independently, and develop original content for multiple social media channels. Collaborating with LACE staff, the intern will create new strategies for audience development. The intern will also be responsible for producing LACE’s weekly marketing emails and coordinating press tours.
In addition to marketing duties, the intern will work closely with the Curatorial Intern to produce several public programs throughout the summer season. Together the interns will work with the curators, artists, and collaborators on a series of mass cycling events across Los Angeles, youth workshops, and more. The intern will participate in weekly staff meetings to understand bigger picture nonprofit structures. The intern will also have access to LACE’s job network, and one-on-one resume building and interview coaching with our Executive Director.
This internship is for a student who is looking to learn more about digital marketing and communications strategies at a nonprofit arts organization, and who wants to explore integrating historical legacy with contemporary practices. The intern will work with all LACE staff members, artists, and curators, and should be comfortable with team collaboration. Students interested in social media, contemporary art history, and public relations are encouraged to apply. Ideally, the intern has experience with Adobe Suite, social media platforms (including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), WordPress, and Microsoft Office. The intern should be a competent writer, have excellent attention to detail, and enjoy creative content-making.
Over the course of the internship the Communications and Marketing Intern will:
- Produce unique social media campaigns for LACE’s summer and fall exhibitions.
- Coordinate the organization and digitization of select print materials to be integrated into the improved Archive Library on the LACE website.
- Manage all press and academic inquiries.
- Work with LACE staff to coordinate production and marketing strategies for all public programming.
- Conduct community outreach to student groups, academics, and press.
- Ensure proper documentation for all current LACE events and exhibitions to continually add to the archives.
- Update LACE’s website and weekly newsletters for all summer programming and exhibitions.
The primary supervisor will be LACE Executive Director, Sarah Russin. LACE staff will 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 a historical overview of the organization and its upcoming programs and events. 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.
The intern will learn about preserving the institutional record of LACE, and making this history accessible through the LACE website and social media platforms. S/he will also gain valuable introductions to seminal artists within LACE’s history, as well as contemporary art. This internship is for a student who is interested in web development, social media management, public programming, archival research, and the preservation and communication of institutional history.
How to Apply:
Click here to access the online application
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 20211