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Rancho Los Cerritos
Long Beach, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


Curatorial Internship Opening

Job Title: Curatorial Intern
Hours: 10 hours/week
Dates of Internship: 17 consecutive weeks between January 27, 2020-May 22, 2020
Compensation: $2,040 stipend
Application Deadline: January 1, 2020 5pm

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled students during the Spring 2020 semester at either: California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) either as a College of the Arts upper division undergraduate student or graduate level student or Long Beach City College student who demonstrates significant success in arts coursework and has completed at least 20 units in an arts related field.

Position Description: Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is seeking a curatorial intern for the Spring 2020 semester. They will assist with changing museum exhibits at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. The intern will spend a semester actively learning about museum curation and exhibit design. This includes the multiple stages of exhibit development, historical and contextual research related to objects, collections care and maintenance, and basic skills for museum collections management software. It is mandatory that selected interns attend Creative Long Beach events. The intern will complete their course of work-study with a developing understanding of what working in a museum is like, which will be useful for students with a potential professional interest in the field. This internship would be especially applicable for art history students, particularly students interested in pursuing a career in museums. The intern will be able to move forward in their academic and professional careers with demonstrated work experience they can build upon and apply in future roles. Furthermore, because the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has been a long-standing cornerstone in Long Beach’s community and cultural life, the intern will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of arts and culture in their community and can begin to envision how they may support this relationship in their future careers.


A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent
Strong research and writing skills, attention to detail, and computer skill level enabling intern to learn how to use a new program
Willingness and ability to work in a collaborative environment

Submission: Submit a CV or resume and unofficial transcripts. Please email all application materials to Sarah FitzGerald, at ------------ by January 1, 2020 5pm. All college students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply.

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