Getty Foundation Multicultural Summer Internship at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture
The MAK Center is currently accepting applications for a unique summer internship sponsored by the Getty Foundation at this international exhibition space for art and architecture located in West Hollywood.
The Getty internships are designed to increase diversity in professions related to the visual arts and are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic/Chicano, Native American and Pacific Islander descent. In addition, the candidate must be a currently enrolled undergraduate having completed at least one semester of college by June 2007. S/he will not graduate before December 2007, and s/he must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.
The internship is a full-time, consecutive 10-week position beginning no earlier than June 4, 2007 and ending no later than August 24, 2007. Salary for the entire 10-week period is $3,500. The intern will be required to attend meetings and events sponsored by the Getty Foundation and to submit a report to the Foundation at the end of the 10-week period. The MAK Center’s office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interns will be expected to work some evenings and weekends for special events but will receive compensatory time off.
MAK Public Programs/Communications InternBased at the historic Schindler House in West Hollywood and the Mackey Apartments in the Mid-Wilshire district, an intern will join the MAK Center staff to tend to the general daily operations of the Center and assist the
Director and Program Coordinators with production of summer programs and planning for fall programs. Preparations for fall include planning for the Final Projects exhibition for the international artists and architects in residence, planning the fall exhibition of work by artist Victor Burgin, and organizing the annual architecture tour of modernist homes and buildings. The intern will participate in assessing the needs of the organizers and contributing to these summer events, and will interact with the artists and architects in residence.
On a daily basis the intern will work to gather and disseminate materials for press releases, communicate with volunteers, assist with event execution, and prepare reports. They will also assist in updating and maintaining the MAK Center archive, an extensive collection of materials documenting all of the creative output of the MAK Center. The intern will assist in the organization of the archive materials both digitally and physically. Other duties will include responding to phone calls, emails and other communications; handling admissions and book sales and assisting staff with special projects.
The ideal candidate should posses more than a general knowledge of art and/or architecture. Good communication, written and verbal skills are necessary for dealing with a diverse population, as is a flexible schedule and an interest in all aspects of event planning from project development to site set-up and clean-up. An aptitude in Macintosh computers is required (with a solid working knowledge of such programs as FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office and Photoshop), as are organizational skills and a good attitude.
Please visit www.makcenter.org http://www.makcenter.org
information on the MAK Center.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements for the position, and two letters of recommendation or contact information for two references to Mary More:
MAK Center for Art and Architecture
835 N. Kings Road
323 651 1510 phone
323 651 2340 fax
Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2007
Please note that students who have previously served as Getty multicultural summer interns at the MAK Center or who have served as such at more than one other organization are not eligible for consideration. Staff members and relatives of board members are not eligible for these internships.
-- MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323 651 1510 phone
323 651 2340 fax
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