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Getty Marrow Registration Intern

Job Details

MOCA - Los Angeles, CA
Internship
$18.46 - $18.46 Hourly

Description

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 Registrar for Collections and working closely with a variety of staff, the Getty Marrow Registration Intern will gain a basic understanding of the field of museum registration, including collections care and management, logistics, condition reporting, and research and data integrity. The Intern will also play a critical role in creating and organizing an inventory of a large group of non-collection photography materials. Internship begins June 10, 2024 and continues for a total of 10 weeks. Schedule is generally working 9:30am – 5pm Mondays through Fridays.

 

THIS POSITION MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • YOU SUPPORT EQUITABLE ACCESS IN MUSEUMS and want to experience the Collections Management and Museum Registration fields in a hands-on 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:
As a vital member of the Registration and Collections team, the intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into museum collection management and registration, including shipping and logistics, condition reporting, collections care / conservation, acquisitions, and risk management.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Organize and inventory a large group of non-collection photographs
  • Assist with research and data integrity in the Collection object files
  • Weekly reading assignments on professional field topics such as art moving logistics and risk management
  • Attend in-person and online meetings with museum staff and external contacts.

 

GETTY MARROW INTERN REQUIRED ACTIVITIES

  • Attend at least two internal meetings (Acquisitions, All Hands, Breakout)
  • Attend three mandatory Getty Education Events:
    • Arts Summit (June 24)         
    • Two Learning Community events (2 dates selected from July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30)
  • Submit end-of internship evaluation
     

Qualifications

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, 2024. Students who graduated after April 1, 2024 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 the behind-the-scenes activities of museums, including artwork collections care and exhibitions logistics. You will stand out if you are extremely well organized and delight in detailed work. A keen interest in or curiosity about contemporary art and museums is a bonus.

 

 

Hourly Wage: $18.46
Position covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement: NO



Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, hairstyle, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices. Details of our equal employment opportunity policies are further explained in Anti-Discrimination & Harassment.

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.

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