Getty Marrow Education Intern
At MOCA we know that art and culture is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer our community. We aim to offer a wide breadth of engagements and know that a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences help us get there. This value embodies within the diversity of our programs and among the colleagues that help enliven our culture. Cultivating an inclusive work environment that values a range of talent and ideas is top priority for us. Eligibility requirements for Getty Marrow Internships—intended to provide opportunities for outstanding students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts—are outlined below. We enthusiastically encourage candidates of all abilities to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
Reporting to the Director of Education & Visitor Engagement and working closely with a variety of staff, the Getty Marrow Education Intern will gain a basic understanding of the field of art museum education issues, programs, and interpretive strategies. The Intern will play a critical role in preparing historical and current program documentation for a user-friendly archive for a variety of education programs, as well as supporting in-person and online programming for teachers, families, and teens. This position will primarily be based on-site with some possible remote work. Schedule is generally working 9:30am – 5pm Mondays through Fridays and subject to adjustment to accommodate occasional weekend events.
THIS POSITION MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
YOU SUPPORT EQUITABLE ACCESS IN MUSEUMS and want to experience the education and visitor engagement field in a hands-on as well as theoretical way
YOU ARE DETAIL-ORIENTED and enjoy getting things organized
YOU ENJOY LISTENING TO OTHERS AND CONTRIBUTING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS in group settings
YOU ARE PRODUCTIVE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY and identifying tasks that need to be accomplished
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE:
Compile and organize specific materials in a variety of formats including hard-copy, photographic, video, and digital resources that are part of documenting MOCA’s nearly 40-year history of education programming.
Using these assets, create maps and other mechanisms for synthesizing geographic and thematic trends, helping to identify achievements as well as areas for improvement.
Help research and make recommendations on accessible data management systems for long-term use.
Assist program staff as needed to plan, execute, and evaluate in-person programming including in-gallery family activities, Contemporary Art Start and its Rebecca Smith Summer Institute for Teachers, and the recruitment and selection process for the MOCA Teen Program.
Continue research on databases to find next steps in organizing teacher records
Assist in developing program alumni contact lists and events.
Attend in-person and online meetings with museum staff and external contacts.
GETTY MARROW INTERN REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
Attend three mandatory Education Events:
Arts Summit (June 29)
Two Learning Community events (dates TBD)
Submit end-of internship evaluation.
GETTY MARROW UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Member 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;
Currently enrolled undergraduate (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 1, 2023. Students who graduated after April 1, 2023 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;
United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible; and
May have previously interned as a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at an organization other than MOCA.
HOW TO STAND OUT:
For this role, the ideal candidate will be highly motivated to learn about a variety of methods and practices that encourage people to connect with art in museums. If you delight in getting the details right and ensuring all ducks are in a row, this role is a great fit. A roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to front-of-house and public-facing tasks. You will also stand out if you have an interest in event planning and implementation.
Pay rate: $17.00/hr
Position not covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed as necessary.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.