Curatorial Programs Internship

18th Street Arts Center

Los Angeles, CA

2019 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship - Curatorial Programs

18th Street Arts Center


Deadline to apply: April 17, 2019


Under the supervision of 18SAC’s Artistic Director, the 2019 Getty Curatorial Programs Intern will provide key curatorial and program support to artists at 18th Street during summer 2019, as well as help organize educational programs for our local community.


They will provide curatorial and program support for visiting artists Postcommodity (Kade L. Twist and Cristobal Martinez) and Guillermo Galindo, who are in residence at 18SAC in July 2019. With the support of the Getty Curatorial Programs Intern, Postcommodity and Galindo will collaborate with local residents in Santa Monica to capture sounds and create soundscapes in and with the Pico Neighborhood for a performance work that will be installed at an offsite location in Santa Monica.


Beginning in June 2019, the intern will help to identify and secure partners and locations for the workshops and the performance in collaboration with 18SAC partners including Santa Monica Public Library, Virginia Avenue Park, Camera Obscura, and Crossroads School. The intern will support the artists during workshops and guided walks with community partners to develop the sonic compositions in July.


The intern will assist 18SAC staff with organizing gallery and campus tours in advance of the fall 2019 semester, organizing educational programs and arts workshops for our artists in residence with community partners, and creating educational curriculum for different K­-12 schools in Santa Monica, drawing from community stories and oral histories previously documented in 18SAC’s cultural asset map,  


The Curatorial Programs intern will gain valuable professional experience working closely with internationally recognized artists and seasoned arts administrators in an environment that is organized around mentorship and professional development. 18SAC artists are involved in a wide range of cultural production to which the intern will be exposed, gaining insight into the workings of a small arts non­profit, including exhibitions and residency programs, social and public practice, performance art, community-­based outreach, and event production.


Students must:
  • Be of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;
  • Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have complete at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2019. Students graduating in May or June 2019 are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.


This internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, with a stipend of $5,700, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June and August, 2019. Work hours are 10am­-6pm, Monday­-Friday, including a one-­hour lunch break. Schedule flexibility to accommodate occasional evening or weekend events is expected.


To apply please submit the following via our online application at this link:

***NOTE: We will not accept applications via email.

  1. A cover letter highlighting 2 – 3 accomplishments relevant to the position
  2. A current resume
  3. Three excerpts of writing samples in .PDF format
  4. A list of three professional or academic references


Deadline for applications is April 17, 2019.

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