Summer 2018 Communications Internship at Craft in America
Summer 2018 Communications Internship (Full Time, Paid)
The Craft in America Summer Communications Intern will have the opportunity to gain insight into the operations of a micro-museum and small arts organization with a multi-pronged platform. The intern will provide support and assist in various aspects of outreach, promotion, and planning for the development and execution of Craft in America’s upcoming “California” and “Visionaries” exhibitions, based on two 2018 episodes in the Craft in America PBS documentary series. The intern will participate in community engagement and communication with outside organizations, student groups, and art schools. In addition, the intern will be involved in researching contemporary craft in California and generating, writing, and editing web and social media content to support the organization’s programming, website, and documentary series. The intern will also be involved in cataloging and activating the Craft in America Center’s library collection for expanded public access. The intern will have the chance to learn about deinstallation and installation of two exhibitions over the course of the summer.
Submit résumé, two letters of recommendation or contact information (phone/email) for two references (teacher, professor, former employer, etc.), and a description of interest in Craft in America’s work and how you meet the requirements for the position. Email all submissions to Brenda Cruz, Education Coordinator at rsvp@ with the subject heading “Internship.”
Deadline: May 1, 2018
The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship is intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.
Eligibility for the internships is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2018, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2018 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation and celebration of the handmade and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. Craft in America produces a Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary series that began airing in 2007. The Craft in America Center is a public gallery, programmatic space, and library located on Third Street in the heart of Los Angeles. The Center is used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, educational outreach, research, lectures, book signings, and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a focused collection of craft and art-oriented books, periodicals, and videos, in addition to a small permanent collection of objects.