880 West 18th Street

Status

Open

Description

Paid Internship position to support public art initiatives in the greater San Pedro area. Interns will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, for six months from September 2021 through March 2022. Prospective interns with varied arts experiences, exemplary organization skills and remote working experience will be considered.

Qualifications

We expect the prospective intern to be well versed in basic office programs like Word, Excel and other similar programs or applications. Experience in graphic design, knowledge/execution of effective social media strategies and written communication skills are requested. Bench-marking research, as a way to understand creative place-making best practices of other cities/municipalities is key to defining programs and policies.

Background

The mission of the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District (“Arts District”) is to promote San Pedro’s diverse arts, culture and creative economy through advocacy, marketing and education activities. As a naturally occurring Arts District since the 1940s, many artists and art organizations moved to San Pedro and became vital to the community’s vibrant arts and cultural life. The arts and the historic waterfront are the Arts District’s primary resources for providing social, cultural, physical and economic benefits to the surrounding community. The Arts District is home to over 40 art studios/galleries, over 25 unique non-chain restaurants and many world class visual artists, whose work is displayed in notable institutions. More information about the Arts District's projects, activities and initiatives are available on our website: SanPedroWaterfrontArtsDistrict.com

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover addressed to the Managing Director in an email, describing your experiences with the arts and desire to be involved with arts management. Provide details about your ideas to expand our reach, create and fund public art projects and how you use social media to advance your causes. References and letters of support from previous volunteer or paid positions, will help us understand the breadth of your experience.