Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship (Curatorial)
Funding has been provided by the Getty Foundation for the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Summer Internship program. The Curatorial Intern works closely with the Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Curator and Publications Manager, and the Curatorial Assistant to develop and execute exhibitions that make the Broad collection of contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.
The 2023 Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern will primarily provide support for our upcoming Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA project, Joseph Beuys: 7000 Oaks, opening Fall 2023. They will be responsible for conducting art historical research on Beuys. Through this research, the intern will develop an artist biography and a timeline focused on Beuys’s environmental activism and will provide support for PST catalogue and interpretative materials. The Curatorial Intern will also have the opportunity to support The Broad’s accompanying exhibition of Joseph Beuys’s multiples and select ecologically themed artworks. The Intern will observe and examine Beuys’s artworks both virtually, through collections database research and digital archives research and in person, in the Broad’s onsite storage. Through these observations, the intern will aid in the development of research on the conceptual ideas behind Beuys’s multiples, especially as they relate to art and science.
Other duties include familiarizing themselves with the Broad collection as well as assisting with checklists, labels, and research for upcoming collection displays. The Curatorial Intern will have training in our collections management database, gaining first-hand experience in exhibition making and especially in how exhibition-related interpretation is created, from the research phase to the catalogue, object labels, and wall texts. The intern should demonstrate interest and curiosity in contemporary art from the 1960s to the present and in how exhibitions and artworks are presented to publics through a range of interpretive materials and programs. The curatorial intern will have opportunities to meet with various members of The Broad staff, to gain a holistic understanding of how the museum operates. This includes shadowing staff members from the collections management and visitor experience teams, as well as select meetings with other departments to help give a broad understanding of the museum’s functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Carry out preliminary research for future exhibitions and related programming including building bibliographies, collecting articles, and presenting overviews of artists work in chronological order
- Provide support during The Broad’s special exhibition, Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody
- Conduct research and assist with preliminary production and editing for upcoming publications
- Assist with library maintenance and upkeep
- Research and draft updates for staff about upcoming permanent collection artwork rotations
- Learn basic training of collections database
- Provide additional day-of staffing support for Broad programs
- Assist with administrative tasks as needed
- Present on work completed throughout internship
- Other duties as assigned
Getty Marrow internships are intended for students from backgrounds underrepresented in museums and visual arts professions. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study at any higher education institution—community college, trade school, and public and private university—and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.
- Be 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.
- Be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in either a bachelor’s degree program or an associate’s degree program. Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship begins are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
- Reside or attend college in LA County at the time of the application; 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.
Note: Students can participate in the program multiple times but must intern at a different organization each summer.
- Approach work with integrity and honesty
- Support and demonstrate the museum’s culture of developing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment for staff, contract staff, vendors, and visitors.
- All employees of The Broad are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. All newly hired staff must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination within 45 days of hire. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check.
The Getty Marrow internship is for 10 consecutive weeks between June 5 and August 25, 2023.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) internship, with work to take place remotely and onsite at the museum. The typical schedule will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, however some evening and weekend work may also be required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The intern will receive a $680 per week stipend for the 10-week period and The Broad will provide free parking or stipend for transit.
Additional benefits may include employee discount at The Shop, free parking or annual free personalized LA Metro pass or bike stipend or walk stipend, discounts at local eateries, and more.
Please submit a resume, contact information for two references, and a cover letter addressing your interest in contemporary art, what you hope to gain from a curatorial internship at The Broad, and the aspects of your past experience that are most relevant to the application.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 5, 2023.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Broad is an equal opportunity employer, and we aspire to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles in both our staff and our visitors. It is the practice of The Broad to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all aspects of employment. All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition (as defined by California law and including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), actual or perceived), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, having filed a discrimination complaint or any other status protected by applicable law. The Broad believes that by actively building a diverse workforce we can innovate, inspire, and engage with the widest possible audience.
The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.
*Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and the ADAAA.