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 students or recent graduates from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts.
The Vincent Price Art Museum is pleased to offer the following paid positions for Summer 2021:
Curatorial and Collections Internship (1 position) June 14 – August 20, 2021
The Curatorial and Collections Internship will provide an introduction to the Vincent Price Art Museum, the purpose and scope of its collections, and the research and planning entailed to produce a robust and mission-driven exhibitions program. The intern will be fully integrated into the museum's curatorial team over a 10-week remote internship period. As the organization prepares for its anticipated fall re-opening, this intern will gain significant curatorial and administrative experience, participating in all curatorial and exhibition planning meetings and activities. More specifically, the intern will have the opportunity to conduct research for fall exhibitions and publications while also learning best practices for curatorial writing, exhibition design and installation, fine art registration, fine art studio visits, and museum-campus engagement efforts. Successful candidates will be experienced working with remote office tools and applications and will demonstrate an interest in contemporary art and/or visual cultural studies.
Education and Digital Access Internship (1 position) June 14 – August 20, 2021
The Education and Digital Access Internship will provide an introduction to the Vincent Price Art Museum, the breadth of its educational and public programs, and its ongoing efforts to increase digital access to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and institutional archives. For the 10- week remote internship period, this intern will play a key role in re-envisioning the museum's web and social media strategy to bolster online engagement with a range of stakeholders, including artists, students, and members of the general public. The intern will learn about the museum’s permanent collection and its object-based learning practices, engage in research of inclusive web accessibility and technology standards, and cross-compare existing museum virtual education models and education-driven social media campaigns. The intern will also support existing virtual programming at the museum and will participate in all education, communications, and operations staff meetings. Successful candidates will be experienced working with remote office tools and applications and will demonstrate an interest in education, communications, and/or community engagement.
Eligibility: Applicants must be part 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.
Applicants must also be a United States citizen or permanent resident. Undergraduate students with DACA status authorized to work are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be undergraduate students who reside or attend college or university within Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, students who graduated after April 1, 2020 will also be eligible to apply for summer 2021.
Interested applicants must be able to commit to full-time work status (40 hours/week) and work remotely between June and August 2021.
Each intern is paid $6,000 over a 10 week period.
The 2021 Application is now closed.
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