18th Street Arts Center
Santa Monica, CA
18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program provoking public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We are a contemporary art hub that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street’s residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase, and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally, and internationally. 18th Street hosts 40+ artists and presents 25+ free events per year.
The intern will support 18th Street Arts Center’s multi-year Cultural Asset Mapping project, funded by the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement initiative. Building on foundational work created by the 2015 Getty Multicultural Intern, s/he will assist in outreach and project management for this ongoing asset mapping initiative that will generate a comprehensive database of outreach partners with whom 18th Street Arts Center has collaborated or hopes to collaborate in the future. The intern will participate in field research training conducted by our program partners at the Alliance of California Traditional Artists, through which s/he will become versed in best practices for community-based humanities research including interviewing, oral history, and documentary techniques. The intern will work closely with our part-time Cultural Asset Mapping research assistant to collect and document community resources. The intern will also support community meetings and other public events associated with the Cultural Asset Mapping initiative.
Additionally, the intern will be responsible for evaluating community partner data collected through our email and social media efforts to establish methods for maintaining connections with our network of supporters and artists through targeted content created exclusively for our active social media channels. This is a digital community engagement and retention effort tied to the larger Cultural Asset Mapping Initiative.
The intern will receive unique experience working directly with artists and organizations involved in a variety of arts and cultural production. The intern will receive extensive insight and experience into the working of artists' residency programs, outreach, and event production. The intern will be supervised by the Director of Residency Programs.
The intern will be monitored and supported with daily check-in sessions, regular weekly staff meetings, and two informal progress report meetings.
Work hours are 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, including a one-hour lunch break. Schedule Flexibility to accommodate occasional evening or weekend events is expected. The intern will work at a desk with a computer, in 18th Street's main office and in the gallery, as needed to support the artists.
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