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Laguna Art Museum offers seasonal volunteer internships throughout the year for college students and recent college graduates. Internships are offered in the following departments: Curatorial, Collections, Education, Marketing/Public Relations, Membership, Library, Special Events, Administration, and Development. Applicants in the curatorial, collections, and education departments should have a background or interest in art history, studio art, or museum studies, and all applicants should possess general clerical skills and organizational abilities.
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Now accepting internship applications in a variety of museum departments..

Education
Laguna Art Museum is now accepting applications for interns to assist with the museum’s 2016 Elements of Art Summer Camp. As a museum education intern, you will work directly with summer camp students and gain first-hand experience teaching in a museum environment.

We offer four week-long camps between July 25 and August 19 to students ages 5 – 12. Interns are expected to be available for at least one entire camp, plus an additional, mandatory training session on July 22.

Camp 1: July 25 – 29 (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Camp 2: August 1 – 5 (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Camp 3: August 8 – 12 (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Camp 4: August 15 – 19 (9:00am – 1:00pm)

The museum education internship is ideal for college students and recent graduates interested in gaining practical experience in the field of art museum education. This is an unpaid internship.

Responsibilities and duties of the position include:

  1. Assisting with day-to-day instruction of the Elements of Art Summer Camp
  2. Developing and presenting lesson plans
  3. Engaging with students and reinforcing concepts taught in lessons
  4. Maintaining classroom safety and order
  5. Facilitating check-in of students and end of day pick-up
  6. Assisting with camp set up and clean up

To apply, please fill out the form below or contact Irin Mahaparn at imahaparn@lagunaartmuseum.org

Library/Archives
The library has been an integral part of the museum since its earliest beginnings as the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918. Housed in the museum’s boardroom, the library maintains a research-level collection of approximately 5,000 books. The collection is non-circulating, consisting of artists and specialized art subjects, art reference books and exhibition catalogues of museums, galleries and private collections, three artist file collections, and the special collection of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure.

Responsibilities include cataloging a wide variety of material, processing and filing of books and artist files, shelf reading, weeding artist files and books.

Requirements: Art background, library experience helpful but not necessary, and flexible hours due to usage of the Library/Boardroom for other purposes.

Communications
The communications department promotes the museum and provides information about its programs and exhibitions through a number of marketing and public relations channels including a website, social media platforms, advertising, editorials, and press relations.

Projects may include updating the museum’s website, assembling press packets, research, basic graphic design, social media posting, and general office duties.

Desired availability: Four to six hours twice per week.

Development
The Development department is an integral part of the museum that interacts with all other departments, from Special events to Collections management. The Development department manages relationships with the supporters, from yearly members to major donors, that are key to the museum’s realization of its mission and goals. This includes planning events, preparing regular communications, and creating long-term goals for the department.

Possible projects as an intern in the Development department can range from database management and mailings to research and special event assistance.

Curatorial/Registrar
The Registrar’s Office creates and maintains the official records for the museum collections, for loans to or from the museum, and for publication of images of artwork owned by the museum, and is involved with managing logistics for many of those transactions.

Internship projects will support such tasks as conducting inventories of physical artwork and cataloguing objects and donations in the museum collections database, and assisting as needed with exhibitions.

Desired availability: 2-3 afternoons/week

*The Curatorial/ Registrar’s Office has fulfilled all internship positions for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, but will continue accepting applications in Spring 2016.
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>> If you are interested in applying for an internship, please fill out the form below and submit with the required attachments.
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Internship Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer intern at Laguna Art Museum. Interns are one of the museum's richest resources. Please fill out this short application, and someone will contact you soon.
  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf.
    Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf.
    Please upload your current resume in .doc or .pdf format.