Internships at Long Beach of Museum of Art

Internships

Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Collections Internship funded by the Getty Foundation at the Long Beach Museum of Art

Internship Description

The Getty Summer Collections Intern will work on processing new acquisitions with the Registrar including over 150 contemporary artworks received by the Museum in all media. The intern will photograph, measure, condition report, pack, assign accession numbers and locations, and update the database in the accessioning process. All information will be entered in EmbARK, the collection management database. The intern will have an opportunity to learn about the accession process, record keeping for the permanent collection as well as Southern California contemporary art.
The intern will work under the supervision of the Museum’s Registrar who will train him/her to complete tasks successfully. The intern will observe and learn the details in each step of the acquisition process. The Registrar will demonstrate and train on such tasks as proper object handling, condition reporting, specific data entry styles and file organization. The Registrar adheres to specific Collections Management procedures which the intern will be learning with a special emphasis on new acquisition procedures. Additionally, the intern will be trained in proper research methods and bibliographical reference styles, as they pertain to works in the Museum collections. After completing a two-week training phase, the intern will be working independently under close supervision of Museum staff.
This is a full-time temporary position, 40 hours per week, for a maximum of 10 weeks. The intern will work in close physical proximity to the Registrar and will have access to a personal computer, telephone, and printer.

The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Intern must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2016. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 6, 2016 and ending no later than August 28, 2016. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

Eligibility Requirements

The internship is intended for members of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent. Interns must also be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2017. The intern must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. The internship must take place during a consecutive ten-week period beginning no sooner than June 5, 2017 and ending no later than August 25, 2017. Finally, the individual will receive a stipend for their ten-week internship.

To Apply

Please download and complete the Internship Application (PDF) and all other supporting documents.

A completed application is:

  • Resume
  • Course transcripts
  • Statement of interest
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Application form

Only complete applications will be reviewed for an interview.

All applications are due by Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5pm.

Interviews will be scheduled May 8, 9, 10 or 11.

NOTICE

Correction to the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Exhibition Booklet. Please note due to circumstances beyond the Museum’s control, the “Gego: Silver Linings” exhibition scheduled for January 2018 at the Long Beach Museum of Art has been canceled.