Getty Marrow Communications Intern

Armory Center for the Arts



Under the guidance of the Armory Communications team, you will assist with day-to-day media production and PR tasks at Armory Center for the Arts — a community arts center in Pasadena. You will gain valuable, real-world experience contributing as an equal member of the Armory Communications team. Intern candidates are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

The Getty Marrow Communications Media & Production Internship will offer the selected undergraduate student the opportunity to:

  • Receive training and mentorship from the Armory's Communications team
  • Gain hands-on experience with media and design production
  • Develop an understanding of and experience in the daily workings of a mid-sized community-based arts organization
  • Receive positive job references upon successful completion of your internship
  • Acquire class credit (if applicable)

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Interns must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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 as a full-time undergraduate (bachelor's degree program or associate degree program). Students must have completed at least one semester or two-quarters of college by June 2022. Students who graduated after April 1, 2022, 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
  • 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

Candidates are not eligible if:
You have previously been an Armory Getty Marrow Undergraduate intern
You have received a prior BA, BS, or higher degree
Are family members of Armory staff or board members

The ideal candidate is a full-time undergraduate student majoring in communications, marketing, photography, film/video, media design, graphic design, visual arts, or other related fields. Candidates should have some or all of the following attributes:
Be proficient in Mac OS
Be proficient in G-Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar, Slides, etc.)
Be proficient in Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro, etc.)
Be social media savvy (Instagram and Facebook)
Have strong video skills (pre-production, production, post-production)
Have photography and photo editing skills
Manage multiple tasks in a timely manner
Have excellent verbal, written, and listening skills
Follow instructions and ask thoughtful questions
Ability to work independently and as part of a team both in-person and virtually
Have a positive attitude and a strong desire to learn

Basic HTML coding skills and a penchant for social media marketing and storytelling are a plus. Previous internships or other relevant experiences in the visual arts are a plus, but not required.

Supervision and Training
Intern will report directly to the Communications Manager and will assist with:

  • Documenting/editing/formatting short videos and photos to promote our education and exhibition programs on social media & website
  • Creating content and captions for Armory social media posts
  • Basic updates to our website using the SilverStripe Content Management System (CMS)
  • The development and execution of an online public program led in part by the Intern, with guidance from Armory staff and using Armory resources
    Documenting on-site and off-site programs and events (video and photo)
    Creating print marketing materials (postcards, flyers, etc.)


Full-time paid employment for 10 weeks ($16/hour)
Free Armory art classes
Mentorship by art professionals at a mid-sized nonprofit
Opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in the real world
Professional references upon successful completion of your internship
Class credit (if applicable)
Networking opportunities
Hands-on training and professional development opportunities

Apply here by 4/15/2022

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