Mobile Pinhole Project - Community outreach, public relations, programming, grant writing

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Mobile Pinhole Project

Description of Organization:
The Mobile Pinhole Project engages youth across the city of Los Angeles in hands-on, day-long photography workshops in their own neighborhoods using the VanCam – a van turned into a giant pinhole camera. The VanCam encourages youth to literally go inside the mechanism of photography, working together to create a photograph that frames questions of identity, culture, and place. This instructional tool is emblematic of the program’s goal - access. The Mobile Pinhole Project focuses on making photography and visual expression geographically, technologically, and conceptually accessible to youth of all backgrounds.

Position Description:
The Mobile Pinhole Project is seeking multiple highly motivated, creative, responsible, and visionary individuals to be a part of an innovative, DIY- style community arts program in Los Angeles. As part of a small, dedicated staff, these supervised positions offer potential for significant responsibility and self-direction, allowing successful applicants to gain invaluable professional experience in arts administration, and community organizing.

Positions are a fall internship with two required days a week. Schedule is flexible to accommodate your school or work schedule.

To apply for the positions, send your resume and cover letter to


Positions Available:

Public Relations/Publicity

Sample Tasks:
Support PR manager
Research local and regional media outlets to develop a comprehensive, relevant network of media contacts
Manage social media websites
Draft press releases and develop article proposals
Design and implement creative, alternative methods of promotion to reach targeted demographics (such as non-English speakers, non-readers, potentialvolunteers, potential donors)

Community Outreach

Sample Tasks:
Act as a liaison between MPP and community centers
Research/Contact community centers to organize workshops
Develop a network of partner organizations
Coordinate workshop logistics (schedule, communication, etc.)


Sample Tasks:
Work hands-on with the VanCam during workshops
Facilitate programming for youth participants
Contribute to curriculum development and evaluation
Provide technical support for photography projects

Unpaid internship, but academic credit is available


We are seeking individuals of all educational levels, with interest in art, photography, working with children/adolescents, and community outreach. Applicants should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, quick learners, creative, and organized. Knowledge of photography and/or the Los Angeles area and experience working with children/adolescents is preferred.

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