Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION

INTERNSHIPS AT LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

CURRENTLY HIRING FOR SPRING 2018

 

Gallery Guide Internship

Gallery Guides work with the LACE team to carry out the day-to-day operations of the gallery. Gallery Guides will have the opportunity to interact directly with visitors during gallery hours, as well as artists and curators during exhibit production and openings.  There are numerous ongoing public and event-based programs, which further enrich the experience of LACE’s diversified programming. Gallery Guides will also attend private walk-throughs with the artists to learn about the projects and be able to fully educate the public on LACE's programming. This position provides a point of entry to contemporary art. 

 

General Summary of Responsibilities

Performing day-to-day duties, including opening/closing the gallery and tracking gallery attendance. Ensuring quality of visitors' experience through facility maintenance. Performing clerical duties, including answering phone calls and sorting mail. Greeting visitors and educating the public about LACE's programming. Providing curatorial and production support as needed. Assisting during special events.

 

Production Internship

Production interns will work with the LACE team to support the production of LACE exhibitions and events. This position provides the opportunity to learn about and participate in the installation of our upcoming winter programs. Interns will work directly with the Operations Manager as well as preparators, artists and curators to develop production plans and assist with the installation of exhibitions as well as related events. Production interns will gain experience in art handling and packing, gallery preparation, and gallery maintenance. This position provides hands-on experience in gallery operations and preparator duties as well as a point of entry to contemporary art.

 

General Summary of Responsibilities

Assisting LACE production team in the installation / de-installation of exhibitions and events. Supporting the reorganization of LACE's facilities and inventory. Working together with registrar and archive interns handling and shipping art work. Ensuring quality of visitors' experience through facility maintenance. Providing curatorial and production support as needed. Assisting during special events.

 

LACE Communications Internship

Communications Interns work directly with LACE staff to promote, develop and maintain all of LACE's social media platforms. This work includes archiving social media posts, as well as researching best practices and developing online modes of communication. Intern will create posts about LACE programs and other partners that are in our greater community. Using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram, the Communications Intern will communicate with our audience about exhibitions and events under the supervision of LACE staff. The Communications Intern is also responsible for streamlining our social media platforms. Fluency with web and social media platforms is required. 

 

General Summary of Responsibilities

Updating and maintaining all of LACE's social media platforms. Producing weekly social media reports. Performing clerical duties, including answering phone calls and sorting mail. Greeting visitors and educating the public about LACE's programming. Providing curatorial and production support as needed. Assisting during special events. Manage press coverage for all exhibitions. 

 

LACE Internship Requirements (All programs)

Excellent communication skills is a must. Interns should be proactive and comfortable sharing their thoughts and opinions with staff. Interns must have some weekend and evening availability for special events. Interest in contemporary art and willingness to learn about current and upcoming exhibitions. Must be comfortable talking with audience about events and exhibitions. Technical experience (a/v) and graphic design experience is a plus. Team player with a positive and friendly attitude!

 

Time Commitment

Minimum 4-month commitment with approximately 14 hours/ week.

 

Compensation

Unpaid position. Intern alumni receive: 1 year LACE Friend Membership, North American Reciprocal Membership & ModCo Reciprocal Membership 

 

HOW TO APPLY

SEND INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS TO

Send a resume, a cover letter and 1-3 professional/educational references to:

Fiona Ball, Assistant Director / fiona@welcometolace.org 

 

ABOUT LACE

LACE is a contemporary visual art space that encourages people and projects working across diverse creative forms to interrogate the boundaries of culture and artistic practice. LACE exhibitions, performances, screenings, dialogs and other public forums strive to inspire the public imagination and to expand interactions between art and audience. Located in the heart of Hollywood, LACE contributes to the activation of Los Angeles' urban landscape and champions art's ability to engage with the timely issues that shape local and global life. Become part of LACE’s illustrious history today, while ensuring its vibrant future. For more information, please visit www.welcometolace.org.

 

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