SPARC Announces Two Public Arts Internship Opportunities

Part of the Prestigious Getty Multicultural Internship 2014 Program


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Dear Undergraduate Students:

The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is honored to have been awarded two Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship grants by the Getty Foundation for the summer of 2014. SPARC will conduct interviews for a Public Arts Administration Assistant and Digital Mural Lab Assistant beginning Wednesday, April 2 through Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The internships begin Monday, June 16 and end Friday, August 22. The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts. Candidates are not required to have previous experience in the visual arts.

To be eligible students must:
1) Be of African American, Asian, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent; 2) Be currently enrolled undergraduates. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2014; students graduating in May or June 2014 are also eligible to apply; (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.); 3) Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County; and
4) Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

The internships are full-time (40 hours/week), each with a salary of $4,000, for a consecutive ten-week work period between June 16 and August 23, 2014. Occasional weekends may be required. Passion for community, interest in making a difference, knowledge of Photoshop and/or other graphic design programs preferred. Must be good team player with good work ethic and willing to give and learn.

About the internship positions:
The Public Arts Administration Assistant will offer the candidate insight on how a community-based public arts organization like SPARC works to produce, preserve and present public art works and community-based public programming. The position will focus on administrative needs such as development, public relations and grant writing/research. Focus projects include but are not limited to special fundraising campaigns, administrative support for key public arts projects (TBD), and organizational support needed for gallery exhibitions and/or other related community events. Basic knowledge of graphic design programs preferred.

The Digital Mural Lab Assistant position will offer valuable insight on how community and technologically focused educational facilities like the UCLA@SPARC Digital Mural Lab work to support cultural development initiatives. The position will have a special focus on the production, research and design of new segments of the Great Wall of Los Angeles monument. In addition, the position will offer both administrative and development support needed to execute the SPARC’s role in advancing educational programming, Mural Rescue Program, art gallery programming and 2014 fundraiser planning. Basic/Intermediate knowledge of graphic design and/or film editing skills are required to support a technologically-based creative environment.

To apply: Please email questions and/or send your resume and cover letter to for consideration. You may be contacted for an interview during the 4-week interview period.