18th Street Arts Center Winter/Spring Internships

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, CA

Become an Intern at 18th Street Arts Center during the school year! We have openings for interns in the events, programs, communications, and development fields. 

18th Street Arts Center's internships are designed to give students real world professional experience. We offer self-directed creative projects which in the past have included opportunities to curate shows, program events, and publish their own writing in arts publications and in our annual catalogue, and documentary initiatives. Each project depends on the interests of the individual and on the framework of the internship. As such, our interns are given the opportunity to develop their resumes with real accomplishments that have genuine professional impact. These are unpaid volunteer internship (college credit eligible) opportunities.

18th Street Arts Center is seeking enthusiastic and motivated university students for various communications, development, and curatorial internships to start in January 2017 continuing through May 2017 (with the possibility for extension).

Events & Marketing Intern:

Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and executing free public events, learn how to design and produce small and large public events, including the development and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation. 

Curatorial Programs Intern:

Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, for the fall of 2016 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program, and participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities.

Social Media Intern:

Under the supervision of the Director of Communications and Outreach, the selected candidate will gain valuable social media strategic experience within a professional arts organization. Responsibilities include building and maintaining the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists' work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement. Also includes starting a new Snapchat account for the organization and thinking about how to spread the word strategically through online video and images. Please include social media handles that you have maintained in your application.

Development Intern:

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Intern will assist with 18th Street Arts Center’s fundraising events, communications, and database management. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about fundraising and donor relations in the arts and nonprofit organizations. The intern will assist with the planning and organizing of fundraising events and communications – including  VIP roundtables and donor receptions. The Development Intern will have a primary role in assisting in updating and maintaining the currency of information in our constituent database, updating records, generating reports, and uploading data– utilizing the NationBuilder platform. This is a core responsibility of this position. Training on the NationBuilder system will be provided.

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter with the subject: WINTER/SPRING 2017 INTERN APPLICATION [please specify your interest] to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Provide portfolio and social media handles when requested.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON EACH POSITION:

 

Curatorial Programs Intern

REPORTS TO: Artistic Director 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. 

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA.

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 18th Street Arts Center is accepting applications for Curatorial Programs interns to work under the supervision of the Artistic Director. This is an unpaid internship (college credit eligible) for the winter and spring of 2017 focusing on 18th Street Arts Center’s public programs including exhibitions, panels, events, and publications. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of arts administration and to get first-hand experience working with our Artists in Residence as well as our Artist Lab Residency and exhibition program. Upcoming projects include a series of public off-site artists performances and projects, as well as a community cultural mapping project funded by the Irvine Foundation.

The Curatorial Programs Internship at 18th Street offers:

  • Opportunities to realize independent creative projects including curating exhibitions, writing texts for publication, and organizing events
  • Internship responsibilities tailored to the candidate's interests and career goals wherever possible
  • Small organizational staff allowing for maximum exposure to the full range of responsibilities and skills required to run a non-profit arts institution
  • Participation in strategic data collection and program review efforts addressing the needs of artists within 18th Street Arts Center and working with adjacent communities

Learn more about 18th Street here: http://www.18thstreet.org         

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to the Artistic Director, Anuradha Vikram, at jobopenings@18thstreet.orgno later than December 10. The internship will be offered from January through May 2017, with the possibility for extension. Please specify “Curatorial Programs Intern” in the subject line. 

 

18th Street Arts Center Social Media Intern 

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. 

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting. 

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Communications Department shapes the branding, marketing, and communications strategy of the Center. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic intern with strong writing, visual, and organizational abilities to help us spread the word! The intern will gain valuable experience working at an art non-profit, acquiring skills related to creating and sustaining an online audience. This position provides a creative opportunity to understand the relationship between social media and contemporary art. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain the Social Media Posting Schedule, which includes performing artist research, gathering information for upcoming events and artists: artist bios, images of artists' work, crafting posts across social media platforms promoting artists and programming past and present at the Center promoting online audience engagement. Track social media coverage and metrics, creating weekly and monthly reports. Perform other related duties, as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Familiar with current social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Familiarity and interest in Snapchat – we are looking to start a new organizational account! Current in social media platforms, tools, and trends. Knowledge and interest of social media practices in the arts. Excellent writing and visual communications skills. Strong attention to detail. Passion for provoking public engagement. * Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator a plus *

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and links to social media profiles (personal and/or for an organization/student club/company…) to jobopenings@18thstreet.org with the subject: SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. Applications will be accepted a rolling basis.

  

18th Street Arts Center Events & Marketing Intern

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Outreach 

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible.

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting. 

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements 

JOB OVERVIEW: Reporting to Director of Communications and Outreach, the candidate will have direct responsibility for planning and executing free public events, learn how to design and produce small and large public events, including the development and dissemination of all the marketing materials for print, web, and social media channels, including post-event follow-up and evaluation.

  • Learn how to design and produce events
  • Work with a small, collaborative staff
  • Lots of creative freedom to pursue your ideas
  • Learn how to communicate with a broad arts public
  • Design capabilities a plus (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc)

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume, along with writing samples and/or social media handles to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Events and Marketing Intern” in the subject line. 

 

18th Street Arts Center Development Intern 

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 3-month commitment of 10 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. 

LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA. Partial telecommuting. 

COMPENSATION: Volunteer. College credit possible; check with your academic advisor to make arrangements

JOB OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Intern will assist with 18th Street Arts Center’s fundraising events, communications, and database management. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about fundraising and donor relations in the arts and nonprofit organizations. The intern will assist with the planning and organizing of fundraising events and communications – including  VIP roundtables and donor receptions. The Development Intern will have a primary role in assisting in updating and maintaining the currency of information in our constituent database, updating records, generating reports, and uploading data– utilizing the NationBuilder platform, assisting with donor prospect research, including assembling biographical sketches in preparation for meetings and events. This is a core responsibility of this position.Training on the NationBuilder system will be provided.

Must be highly detailed and organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with database systems preferred. Experience with annual fund, alumni, or donor programs a plus.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading edge arts organization as we prepare to enter a new phase of our growth and expansion. You will be part of a team that is building the infrastructure of our donor systems and outreach as we make way for the future of 18th Street Arts Center and a capital campaign.

This position will provide exposure to all facets of 18th Street Arts Center, through collaborative projects with the Communications, Artist and Exhibition, and Operational staff. The internship will be engaged with our global artists and programs as a member of our Development team. 

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to jobopenings@18thstreet.org. Please specify “Development Intern” in the subject line.

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