13197-A Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, California, 91342




The Bookstore Intern will gain knowledge and first-hand experience regarding how a nonprofit arts organization with a small business component brings resources and access to an underserved community. Supervised by the Bookstore Manager, the intern will provide administrative and project assistance to Bookstore staff. The intern’s primary responsibilities will relate to assisting with the creation of an updated business plan, grant research, and outreach/marketing support for Bookstore, providing opportunities to broaden skills important to nonprofit sustainability such as relationship-building, writing, and small business development. The position will be approximately 20-30 hours a week from July to October. 


The preferred applicant will have strong research, writing, communication, organizational and project management skills. Be able to work with a team as well as independently and focus amidst a great deal of activity. Be proactive, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and mission-driven. Have proficient computer and internet skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google tools, and various forms of Social Media including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and web design experience is a plus. Be available for occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed. Must have access to their own working vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Must be able to represent themselves and Tia Chucha’s with confidence, and maintain the utmost discretion working with confidential material. 


The mission of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore is to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. The cultural center/bookstore provides a positive space for year-round on-site and off-site free or low-cost arts and literacy bilingual intergenerational program experiences.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following two items: a resume as well as a cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for this position to Karen Ugarte at karen@tiachucha.org. Also CC Michael Centeno at michael@tiachucha.org. Include subject line, “Bookstore Intern Candidate.” All submitted materials must be in PDF format.  For more information about this position, please call 818-939-3433 or email the above address.