Montalvo Arts Center - Lucas Artists Programs
Research Assistant for Book and Archive Project Volunteer/Intern
Company: Montalvo Arts Center - Lucas Artists Programs
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Location: Saratoga, CA, 95070, US
Project Details

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10-20 hours/week

Interns can work remotely from anywhere in the US, or from the Lucas Artists Residency Program offices in the 176-acre Montalvo Arts Center park in Saratoga, California, or a combination of the two

Parameters of Internship

The Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, seeks a Research Assistant Intern/Volunteer to work on a book and archive project documenting Montalvo's residency program. This will include research in onsite and offsite archives, developing bibliographies, researching image credits, ordering new photography, collecting, and cataloguing and storing program archive materials. This is an opportunity to bring your skills at research and learning about archival methods to life while establishing a new program archive and working with the curatorial team on a significant new publication.


We require a minimum 3-month commitment for this position, and at least 10 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. The position requires excellent critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and interest in and knowledge of archival methods. College credit is available in some cases for interns working 20+ hours per week. This is an opportunity to work with the curatorial team at an internationally-recognized artist residency program. We are prepared to write a strong letter of recommendation for high-performing interns who have contributed three months or more to the program.


Please send resume, cover letter with an expression of your interest in the position and your experience in writing in an arts context, and two error-free writing samples that have not been edited by another person. Please send to Thank your for your interest.

ABOUT The Lucas Artists Residency Program

The Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, Californiaoffers national and international artists from a range of disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. Seeking to stimulate an energetic exchange of ideas between culturally diverse artists and across varied artistic fields and scholarly disciplines, the residency has earned international recognition as a model of curatorial practice supporting the development of new and challenging contemporary work.

General requirements


  • 10-15 hours/week
  • Category
    Arts & Culture
    Skills Area
    Library Sciences