Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship 2013
Fairplex (Los Angeles County Fair Association) - Pomona, CA

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The Curatorial/Design Intern will primarily assist in producing “Art Treasures from the Attic” showing at the L.A. County Fair, August 30 – September 29, 2013. S/he will work with the exhibit director in designing and installing an interactive exhibit that involves live performers. S/he will also work with MSCAF staff in developing associated educational programs, print and web publications. The intern will learn about planning traffic flow (given that large groups will be scheduled to visit), sound, lighting, color scheme, documentation and security of artwork, wall text, audience connection with presented topics, and objects to highlight in a guided or audio tour. Substantial manual work and dynamic responses to a highly varied task list from day to day is required. The intern will learn about maintaining an exhibit budget and creating solutions in the face of budgetary constraints.

Benefits:
$3,500 stipend for the summer, to be paid in weekly installments

Career development and networking events throughout the summer through which the intern will meet other interns and arts administration professionals

Possible opportunity for employment at the 2013 L.A. County Fair following internship

About the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts: The Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex (MSCAF) is a NON-PROFIT organization that has produced exhibits and educational programs for the L.A. County Fair since 1922, with an audience of nearly 1.5 million in recent years. MSCAF presents contemporary as well as historical art in various styles and media including painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, ceramics, drawing, architecture, and design. Educational programs include interpretive programs of exhibitions with audio and docent-led tours, lectures, and hands-on workshops. Learn more at http://www.fairplex.com/fp/foundations/millardsheets/index.asp .

Required Skills

Eligibility Requirements: This internship is intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent, as required by The Getty Foundation's grant program. We encourage you to review the Getty Foundation’s website www.getty.edu/grants to learn more about this internship program.

Applicant must be available to work 10 consecutive weeks (40 hrs./wk., Mon.-Fri.) beginning June 17 – August 23, 2013

Applicant must live in or attend college in Los Angeles County

Applicant must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2013

Applicants who have previously served as Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns at MSCAF are not eligible

Applicant must provide original documentation of eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred Skills: Successful candidates should possess exceptional time management, computer, oral/written English communication skills, and an enthusiasm for sharing art with nontraditional audiences. Previous experience or education in the visual arts is not necessary. Training will be provided.

To Apply, please submit the following with your application:
A cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for this internship

Current résumé

List of completed undergraduate course work to date

A recent writing sample (500 words max.) on any topic

2 References (Name, Title, Phone, Email) and/or two letters of recommendation

Required Experience