Armory Exhibition Intern

Armory Center for the Arts


Armory Center for the Arts is seeking a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern for summer 2021 to support its exhibition program. Under the guidance of the Exhibition Program Production Manager and the Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator, the Exhibition Intern will support the development, marketing, production, and documentation of public programs, including exhibitions and a bi-monthly series of online events at Armory Center for the Arts.

The Exhibition Intern will participate in the planning and presentation of programs in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery and virtually via the Armory’s online platforms. As a Primary Project, the Exhibition Intern will be responsible for supporting the development and execution of online public programs, with guidance from Armory staff and using Armory resources, culminating in the presentation of an online event led in part by the Intern.

The Exhibition Internship will offer the selected undergraduate student the opportunity to:
Receive training from the Armory's exhibition program staff
Gain hands-on experience in arts administration and public program development
Interact with professional artists who are participating in exhibitions and programs
Gain an understanding of and experience in the daily workings of a multi-disciplinary community-based arts organization

Eligibility Criteria
The internship is intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in professions related to museums and the visual arts, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Intern candidates are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Additionally, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
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.) Due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, students who graduated after April 1, 2020 will also be eligible to apply for summer 2021.

Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.
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.
Previous Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns at the Armory are not eligible for consideration. Relatives of Armory staff members and Armory board members are not eligible. Candidate must be eligible to be legally employed at the Armory.

How to Apply
Interested undergraduate students should email their résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 three references to [email protected] with “Exhibition Internship” as the subject. Please direct questions to Armory Exhibition Program Production Manager Heber Rodriguez at [email protected]

This is a full-time (40 hours a week), consecutive, 10-week long internship to be. Earliest start-date is June 7, 2021 and must conclude no later than August 27, 2021. Gross pay is $6,000 ($15/hr).

No phone calls, please. The application deadline is Monday, May 3 2021. Intern will be selected before May 17, 2021.

About the Armory

Armory Center for the Arts builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching, and presenting the arts. The Armory believes that the arts and arts education are essential components of a well-rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. A key goal of the Armory’s mission is to advance cultural equity by providing free exhibitions and events, facilitating social spaces for interactive dialogues around contemporary life and visual culture, as well as engaging, quality art classes throughout the Los Angeles region.

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