Exhibition and Audience Engagement Intern—2021 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship
The Exhibitions and Audience Engagement Intern will work closely with the Vice President of Exhibitions and Art Director. The intern will focus on supporting the traveling Poster Display of A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami.
See below for more details and criteria.
Dates of Internship: This year’s internship will offer some flexibility to comply with Public Health Officer Orders and allow students to work both on and off-site as needed to comply with city and county orders. 10 consecutive weeks between 6/14/21 thru 8/20/21, Full-Time (40 hours a week). May require some evening & weekend hours.
Intern Stipend: $6,000 gross for Full-Time (40 hours/week), 10 consecutive weeks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Just a teenager when World War II began, Stanley Hayami began writing a diary about his struggles and ambitions as a young person coming of age with one critical difference—he was writing from inside the Heart Mountain concentration camp. By 1944, Hayami was drafted into the legendary U.S. Army 100th/442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team and continued to document his experience by writing letters back home to his family. At the age of 19, Hayami was killed in battle while trying to rescue a fellow soldier, but his legacy lives on through his diary and letters.
A Life in Pieces will be an XR (extended reality) experience where his diary and words are presented in a virtual world through smart phones or other VR devices. His story will be accompanied by a traveling Poster Display and interpretive activities that illustrates the complex notions of democracy that young people encounter whenever it is challenged. Through his diary written while in camp, viewers will experience the internal conflict that a young person experienced as he sought to find his place in an America that promised hope and opportunity, but was fraught with challenges for people who looked or appeared “different.”
The intern will work with the project team to develop interpretive activities for the Poster Display (25% time), beta test these activities with local focus groups for efficacy and purpose (25% time), create and package these activities (25% time), and develop a letter of offering and a list of potential locations to send this package to (25% time).
Please note: given the ongoing changes due to the pandemic, the descriptions and responsibilities are subject to change.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Criteria for Intern Candidates: The internship opportunity is 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:
- Currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021
- Must be a resident or attend college in Los Angeles County
- 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.
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, Slitter/Cutter/Creasers, and Digital Printing Press desired but not required. Interest in learning about working as an arts professional in a nonprofit.
Reports To: Clement Hanami, Vice President of Exhibitions and Art Director
Positions Supervised: None