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Curatorial Intern-Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Deadline to apply: May 03, 2019, 5PM

To apply, follow the instructions on the job listings page.



The internship opportunities are intended for 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 can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. In addition, each intern must meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2019; and (2) must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and (3) be eligible to be legally employed in the US. Please note that students who have previously served as Getty Marrow Multicultural Undergraduate summer interns at the Japanese American National Museum are not eligible for consideration. Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible. Finally, staff members and relatives of staff or board members are not eligible. Intern Stipend: $5700 gross for Full-Time (40 hours/week), consecutive 10-week internship. Dates of Internship: June 11 – August 17, 2019. Will require some evening & weekend hours. Regular workweek is Tuesday – Saturday; occasional Mondays at the Getty or Learning Hubs will be required. DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS: 5:00pm, Friday, May 3, 2019. To apply submit your cover letter, employment application form, resume, 2 letters of recommendation. Candidates selected for interview will also need to provide 1 copy of an official undergraduate transcript(s). Transcripts must record at least one semester of college after high school. Mail to: Japanese American National Museum Attn: Human Resources Re: Getty Summer Internship (Curatorial) 100 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Fax to: 213-830-5673 E-mail (word.doc format or pdf files) to: Finalists will be contacted for interviews approximately one week after the application deadline. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Curatorial and Visitor Engagement Intern: The Curatorial and Visitor Engagement (CVE) Intern will work closely with the Vice President of Exhibitions and Art Director. The CVE intern will support the upcoming exhibition Citizen USA, A Young Persons Perspective of the Camp Experience. In 1942, a young Charles Ferguson had graduated from UCLA. He was dismayed with the idea that Japanese Americans were being incarcerated and decided to see what he could do to support those people being incarcerated. He applied for a job with the WRA and became the Director of Adult Education at Manzanar. Citizen USA is a children's book Mr. Ferguson wrote while working in Manzanar. It traces the experiences of a fictional character, Jane Sato, through the ups and downs of being young person in a concentration camp. The CVE intern will work with the project team to complete subject research, create a finding aid for the Ferguson collection, develop visitor engagement activities for the gallery, and assist with the design and implementation of this exhibition scheduled to open in August 2019. The Intern will receive hands-on training from the VP of Exhibitions & Art Director, Graphic Designer, and volunteer trainers. In addition, the museum's volunteer docents will introduce the Intern to the history and work culture of JANM as well as the history of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Training and assigned work will progress over 10 consecutive weeks, culminating in the presentation of completed work to project staff during the final week. The Intern's work-space will be in the Exhibitions/Production area. S/he will also work outside of the office on various aspects of the production projects.

This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Incumbent will perform related duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements: In addition, each intern must meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2019; and (2) must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County; and (3) be eligible to be legally employed in the US.

Education: HS Diploma, Currently enrolled Undergraduate

Experience/Knowledge: Curatorial Intern Requirements: Strong research and written communication skills are essential. Strong attention to detail and highly organized. Strong design skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Experience with graphic design and typography. Experience with gallery installations desired but not required. Interest in learning about working as an arts professional in a nonprofit.


Reports to: Vice President of Exhibitions & Art Director
Positions supervised: None

The Japanese American National Museum reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.The Japanese American National Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.



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