Paid Internships – Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to offer two paid
summer internships sponsored by the Getty Foundation as part of its
Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. Founded in 2004 and
located in the Pomona Arts Colony, AMOCA is the only ceramics museum on
the West Coast. AMOCA’s mission is to educate by presenting,
collecting, and preserving significant ceramic achievements, and by
offering hands-on ceramic studio experiences.

Curatorial Internship:  Participation in all aspects of planning and presenting exhibitions.

Education Internship:  Planning and assisting with hands-on activities and with written curriculum.

The Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internships will run for ten
consecutive weeks and pay a total stipend of $3,500.00 (before tax)
distributed twice a month.

Eligibility:

  1. According to the Getty guidelines, these internships are
    “intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions
    related to museums and the visual arts, particularly individuals of
    African American, Asian, Latino-Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific
    Islander descent.”
  2. Applicants must reside or attend college in Los Angeles County.
  3. Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have
    completed at least one semester of college by June 2013, and those who
    will complete their degree by September 1, 2013 are also eligible to
    apply; (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not
    eligible.)
  4. Be available for ten consecutive weeks of full-time work (40 hrs/wk) between the dates of June 3rd and August 23rd, 2013.
  5. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline: April 28th, 2013

How to Apply:

Please send the following by email to 
areyes@amoca.org with the
subject line “Getty Internship: [curatorial or educational as
applies]”. You may also submit by mail by sending your application to
AMOCA, 399 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA  91767.

  1. A cover letter describing the academic and/or work experience,
    skills, and personal attributes that qualify you for the internship
  2. A current resume or CV
  3. A short writing sample (essay, term paper, article, etc.)
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Getty Curatorial Internship Job Description

The curatorial internship with the American Museum of Ceramic Art,
Pomona, CA, is designed to give an overview of the skills and
responsibilities required to organize, install, and present an art
exhibition for a professional museum setting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Under the direction of AMOCA’s Associate Curator, the intern will
    be directly involved in all aspects of mounting, maintaining, and
    dismantling an exhibition.
    1. Exhibition Record Keeping: Maintaining master calendar,
      exhibition notebook, marketing materials, publishing, incoming loans,
      contracts, exhibition related events, and presentations.
    2. Research and Documentation: preparation of artist biographies,
      images, audio-visual, and writing of interpretive exhibition didactics.
    3. Exhibition Design and Installation: development and floor plan
      design using up-to-date design programs such as Sketch-up, learn proper
      AAM art handling methods, art placement, knowledge of exhibition
      furniture and current installation methods and standards.
    4. As an assignment designed to give the intern a start-to-finish
      responsibility and a feeling of accomplishment, the intern will take
      charge of data input, printing and mounting wall text and labels.
  2. Routine tasks will involve hosting the Information Desk, handling
    sales and invoices for the Museum Store, recording and acknowledging
    memberships, entering database information, coordinating mailings, and
    generating routine correspondence.
  3. Understanding museum collection policies will include an
    orientation on object accession, numbering and tagging items,
    photography, and condition reports – all information that is entered
    into the museum’s database. Attendance at one board meeting will be
    arranged so as to understand the museum’s infrastructure and strategies.
    To gain a sense of AMOCA’s role in the community, the intern will have
    an opportunity to visit some of the approximately twenty Pomona Art
    Colony venues, and others in the surrounding area. Other miscellaneous
    topics will include familiarization with museum terminology, how to
    properly present oneself in a museum setting, and how to interface with
    other institutions for the purpose of networking

Getty Education Internship Job Description

The Education Internship with the American Museum of Ceramic Art,
Pomona, CA, is designed to provide an overview of the skills and
responsibilities required to develop educational programs and
activities to enhance visitor enjoyment and understanding. The intern
will assist in developing resources for public schools, colleges and
other visitors, making use of wall text, brochures, interactive
experiences, lectures, tours, and hands-on workshops. In order to
ensure that the educational programs are on par with current educational
standards, the intern will be introduced to the California State
Department of Education’s Content Standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Under the direction of AMOCA’s Education Manager, the intern will
    be directly involved in all aspects of researching, documenting, and
    preparing age-appropriate educational material.
    1. Participate in the development and assessment of school tour
      curricula including docent training, outreach workshops, and summer
      camp.
    2. Undertake the development of art kits that not only elucidate
      past and current exhibitions, but also enhance current public school
      learning requirements such as world cultures, arithmetic, reading and
      writing.  
    3. Contact schools, colleges, teachers, and community groups to
      promote tours activities, and speaking engagements. Follow-up with
      mailings and personal contact to schedule visits to the exhibition.
    4. Execute summer workshops for community groups such as the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona and more.
    5. Plan educational public events for adults and children through a
      range of mediums that include lectures, workshops story-telling,
      hands-on activities, games, quizzes, etc.
    6. Attend conferences and field trips as appropriate.
  2. Understanding museum education policies will include a general
    orientation on developing a learning and education strategy that meets
    the aims of our museum. Attendance at one board meeting will be
    arranged so as to understand the museum’s infrastructure and
    strategies. To gain a sense of AMOCA’s role in the community, the intern
    will have an opportunity to visit some of the approximately twenty
    Pomona Art Colony venues, and others in the surrounding area. Other
    miscellaneous topics will include familiarization with museum
    terminology, how to properly present oneself in a museum setting, and
    how to interface with similar institutions for the purpose of
    networking.
  3. Routine tasks will involve hosting the Information Desk, handling
    sales and invoices for the museum gift shop, recording and
    acknowledging memberships, entering database information, coordinating
    mailings, and generating routine correspondence. 

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