Summer 2019 Curatorial Internship at Craft in America
Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship
The Craft in America curatorial intern will provide support and assist in various aspects of the planning, research and implementation of upcoming exhibitions over the course of the summer, in particular: Material Meaning: A Living Legacy of Anni Albers (7/13/19- 9/21/19) and Consume: Craft at the Modern Table (9/28/19-1/5/20). The intern will receive broad exposure to numerous aspects of the curatorial process during the course of the summer. The intern will be involved in the final stages of exhibition design, loan management, writing, graphic design, press and education outreach and take part in installation and programming for Material Meaning. In addition, the intern will contribute to loan management, and communications for the subsequent show, Consume. The intern will also help with planning Craft in America’s early 2020 exhibition at LAX including checklist preparation, loan logistics, and communicating with participating artists. Craft in America will be developing an engagement and cataloging plan for its library and small but growing permanent collection, and the intern will assist with this process. In addition, the intern will be involved in research, writing, designing, and editing web and social media content to support the organization’s programming, website, and PBS documentary series through work with Craft in America’s production team.
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. The Craft in America Center is a micro-museum with 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, events and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a focused library of craft and art-oriented books, in addition to a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of the Craft in America project, a Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary series that has aired since 2007.
- 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 undergraduates. Students must have complete at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2019. Students graduating in May or June 2019 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; and
- Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
Submit résumé (if possible), two letters of recommendation or contact information (phone/email) for two references (teacher, professor, former employer, etc.), and a description of how you meet the requirements for the position. Email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda Cruz, Education Coordinator with the subject heading “Internship.”
Deadline: April 29, 2019