Museum of Latin American Art
Become a Curatorial Intern at the Museum of Latin American Art!
Company: Museum of Latin American Art
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Location: Long Beach, CA, 90802, US
Project Details

Department: Curatorial

Intern Position Title: MOLAA Curatorial Intern

Under the direct supervision of the Curator of Collections, the MOLAA Curatorial Intern will assist the Curatorial/Exhibitions Department in the project completion for Chiachio & Giannone: Celebrating Diversity.

The MOLAA Curatorial Intern will be assigned a key project to be completed by the end of their internship. Due to the nature of our institution, the Intern will be encouraged to work with other departments and venture into other museum areas such as Collections, Education, and Events in order to provide a multidisciplinary experience. The intern will participate and help coordinate MOLAA’s artist’s residency exhibition to begin in March and will collaborate with the final production phase of the pride flag slated to be completed and displayed mid-May in the 2019 Long Beach Pride Parade.

Supervisor: Carlos Ortega, Curator of Collections

Time Commitment: A minimum of 6 hours and 2 days per week (Monday through Sunday) with a 7 week commitment. Days and times are flexible. Need to work through mid-May.

Training: The intern will be given on-the-job training for this position, giving instructions for specific assignments, establishing objectives and setting deadlines by the artists Chiachio & Giannone and Curator of Collections.


  • Assist the artists with sewing materials using sewing machine according to artist specification
  • Assist the artists with the organizing and ironing of fabric used for art piece
  • Cutting and dying fabric according to artist specification
  • Help facilitate workshops in galleries as needed
  • Facilitate offsite workshops when needed
  • Qualifications:

  • Sewing knowledge preferred but not required
  • Ability to take direction and work independently and with others comfortably
  • Dependable and consistent
  • Good verbal and manual skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand for 3 hours at a time
  • Have a steady hand for cutting
  • Importance of job to the organization’s purpose: By assisting the Curatorial department, the MOLAA Curatorial Intern will provide MOLAA with the assistance needed when interacting with our guests and helping them create a collaborative art project, thus creating the environment to make guests feel welcome and creative and instill in them the desire to return.

    Please contact Elizabeth Aguilar, Volunteer Manager if you are interested in this opportunity at or 562-216-4119.

    General requirements


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of 6 hours and 2 days per week (Monday through Friday) with a 7 week commitment. Days and times are flexible. Need to work through mid-May.
  • Category
    Skills Area
    Visual Arts