The Corita Art Center is seeking an intern to support our ongoing endeavors to preserve, organize, and engage the archives and artworks of Corita Kent. Our goal is to make these collections accessible to historians, curators, and generations of enthusiasts to come.
The Getty Marrow Digital Collections and Research Intern will work directly with the Curator and Collections Manager to support a long-term project to digitize, describe, and make accessible the Corita Art Center’s archival materials, including a collection of over 15,000 35mm slides and other records documenting Corita Kent and the Immaculate Heart College during the decades of the 50s and 60s. This project will include conducting research and drafting historical notes and summaries on the artist’s commissions, exhibitions, and artworks as well as updating biographical information. The Intern will also support with the general organization and management of the Corita Art Center’s art and archival collections, including ongoing data entry in CAC’s Filemaker Pro database and online collections page. This work may also include the physical handling, relocation, and condition assessment of artworks and archival materials on-site.
General responsibilities will include: counting and labeling 35mm slides and recording file names in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet; conducting research on Corita Kent and the Immaculate Heart College using both the CAC’s research materials and external resources; reviewing and updating Filemaker Pro database records and biographical information; reviewing and updating corita.org collections page. The intern may occasionally work with the Communications and Design Intern, conducting, collections research to produce digital content for social media and other outlets. The Intern will also be expected to partake in weekly team meetings with all CAC staff.
Ideal candidates will have a background and interest in an art history, library science, or fine arts; excellent writing and communication skills; experience and passion for performing research using libraries, archives, and other online sources; experience with Microsoft Office and Google G Suite.
- Be of an underrepresented group in visual arts and museum-related professions, 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 completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2021. Students who graduated after April 1, 202 1 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 (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.
The internship is a full-time (35 hours/week) position with a salary of $6,000 for a consecutive ten-week work period starting June 7 and ending August 13. While the current internship is planned for both on-site and remote work (1-2 days/week – on-site, 3-4 days/week – remote), the selected candidate should have stable internet access and be prepared for the possibility of fully remote work.
How to apply
The following application materials should be submitted to email@example.com, no later than May 7, 2021. Please include “Getty Marrow Digital Collections and Research Internship” in the subject line of email.
- COVER LETTER:
Be sure to include HOW you meet the eligibility requirements. Cover letters that do not state how requirements are met will not be considered.
- (2) REFERENCES – either letters of recommendation or contact information.
Interviews will be conducted by videoconference or telephone. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process. Feel free to contact Olivian Cha, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.