Employment at ArtCenter


Getty Marrow Curatorial Internship (Undergraduate Students ONLY)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2021

The Exhibitions department at ArtCenter College of Design seeks a Getty Marrow curatorial Intern for Summer 2021, to assist with a full range of duties related to exhibitions and programs. The goal of the internship is to provide the student a view into the various aspects of working as an exhibition curator and program director. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with the research, development, coordination and facilitation of exhibitions and related programs, such as lectures and panel discussions for the 2021 exhibition schedule. Work will take place at (and be divided among) two locations: ArtCenter DTLA in downtown Los Angeles, and ArtCenter’s Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery located in downtown Pasadena.

The Curatorial Intern position is funded by the Getty Foundation through its Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. The Curatorial Intern will therefore participate in educational events offered by the Getty Foundation during the course of the internship period (TBA and considered work).

ArtCenter’s Exhibition department includes three public-facing galleries: the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, and ArtCenter DTLA. Using the lens of contemporary art and design, its mission is to ignite emotional resonance, provoke intellectual dissonance and conjure unexpected pathways of thinking. Through its exhibitions and programs, the department embodies the College’s institutional will to understand artistic thinking and design strategies as levers in promoting social advancement, the pursuit of humanitarian innovation and use of critical inquiry to clarify objectives and truths.

In keeping with ArtCenter’s goals towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, the exhibition department’s slate of exhibitions and concurrent programming are designed to foster dialogue and build collaborative understanding of the complex experiences of individuals that comprise the campus community as well as the larger communities served by ArtCenter’s exhibition spaces. Our participation in the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program aims to offer the selected student the opportunity to build a learning experience of arts administration through exhibitions and outreach programs that feature a broad spectrum of issues; from women identifying artists examining historic contributions of women and cultural hybridity, to issues surrounding climate change, access, and more.

Reports to: Director of Programs, ArtCenter DTLA; and Senior Curator of Exhibitions

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Salary grade: $15.00/Hr

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Getty Marrow Curatorial Internship” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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This position was posted on: 2/4/2021


  • Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships are intended for members of groups underrepresented in professions related to museums and the visual arts, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2021.
  • Must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Students who have previously served as Getty Marrow Undergraduate summer interns at ArtCenter College of Design are not eligible for consideration
  • ArtCenter staff members and relatives of ArtCenter staff or board members are not eligible

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enjoys working with art and being part of a dynamic and diverse campus environment
  • Pleasant, professional manner when interacting with staff and the public
  • Strong reading, writing and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Knowledge of additional languages (such as Spanish) is helpful, but not required

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a full time position, with a schedule Mon – Fri, 9am to 5:30pm (with ½ hour lunch). The position may require flexibility to work a staggered, remote or alternate schedule to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: The position is performed in an office setting. Employees stationary most of the time but may move around the office environment for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 10 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Ability to travel between campuses.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.