Curatorial Intern

Able Arts

Long Beach, CA


Job Title: Curatorial Intern

Hours: 10 hours/week

Compensation: $11.00/hour  

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Dates of Internship: 17 consecutive weeks between August 20-December 21, 2018



Currently enrolled upper division undergraduate or graduate level College of the Arts students at California State University, Long Beach; or currently enrolled Long Beach City College students who demonstrate significant success in arts coursework and have completed at least 20 units in an arts related field. Students may participate in Creative Long Beach for a maximum of two semesters.


Position Description

The Curatorial Intern will be integral in assisting with exhibitions and maintaining an expansive visual arts archive.  The intern will assist the exhibitions coordinator in developing our annual juried exhibition, CORE: Defining Ourselves.  The intern will help to conceptualize and develop complimentary programming for the exhibit and will engage with artists, community members and businesses to plan to help plan the logistics of the overall event. The intern will also play a significant role in maintaining a 35-year archive of artwork of 100+ artists by photographing and cataloging artwork as needed.  He/She will also support the exhibitions department by completing miscellaneous projects as they relate to the individual needs of the artists and outreach team at Able ARTS Work. Interns must attend all Creative Long Beach events as specified by The Arts Council for Long Beach.

Interns are an integral part of our team and are invited to community events and internal professional development meetings and/or presentations. Interns are invited to contribute to our “process” blog to share a significant experience they have had with the artists we serve, our organization as a whole or an area of their internship that is of particular interest. Through these experiences, the Intern will gain a greater understanding of how the arts function to meet community needs through the lens of social justice and wellness.



  • An interest in art, exhibitions
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with photography (a plus but not required)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to participate in ACLB events post internship (February 2019)



Submit a resume, cover letter outlining qualifications, and two references. Please email all application materials to Monica Fernandez, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, at  [email protected] by May 9, 2017, 11:59 p.m. All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

The Creative Long Beach internship program is supported by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach.

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