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Art Assistant and Project Manager

Branded Arts LLCSanta Monica, CA
Start date: 06/01/2023(flexible)Duration: 99 Weeks
Unpaid InternshipPlus benefits6 - 12 hrs/wk

4 months ago



Branded Arts is seeking interns who want to gain first-hand experience in the Los Angeles art community and exposure to a variety of art mediums. Through orientation, discussion lunches, meetings, and various tasks and activities, the intern will gain knowledge of many aspects of the arts field. The intern will expand upon their training and work to apply their knowledge and skills in professional ways.

The curatorial intern will work directly with members of the Branded Arts team to assist with art projects, presentations, research, and much more.

This 8-16 week internship will commence based on availability.

Branded Arts is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing training for the next generation of art world professionals.

Areas of Support 

The curatorial intern will actively participate and perform duties in the following functional areas:

• Assist the Branded Arts team in activating the public art projects

• Prospective project research.

• Writing and editing copy for various projects, including research reports.

• Assist with finding and/or developing content for the Branded Arts website.

• Assist with partner support. The needs of our partner venues vary, and this will require flexibility and problem-solving.

Meeting attendance

• Attend staff department meetings

• Collaborate with curators, project managers, and others

• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 

• Interest in Contemporary art

• Must have a form of reliable transportation

• Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

The Department of Labor outlines the federal laws that determine whether an unpaid internship is legal. According to federal internship laws, an employer must meet the following criteria:

  1. The intern is aware that they will not be receiving payment for their work
  2. The intern will perform duties that are similar to the training they would receive in an educational institution
  3. The internship is associated with the intern’s schooling or degree through integrated coursework
  4. The work that the intern performs must not interfere with any academic commitments or the academic calendar
  5. The internship only lasts while it’s beneficial to the intern in their education
  6. The intern does not displace other employees, and the work they do provides significant educational benefits
  7. There is no requirement that the intern has to be hired at the end of the internship.

Employer Job ID: 1

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Minimum Qualifications 

• Interest in Contemporary art

• Must have a form of reliable transportation

• Detail-oriented

• Must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information

About Branded Arts LLC

Over the last 13 years, Branded Arts has produced over 700 public and private art installation projects in over 70 cities worldwide. Branded Arts offers a full spectrum of artistic services for communities and corporate settings alike. Whether it’s signature murals, sculptures, paintings, or pieces for full-scale development, we will take care of every detail from the concepts to the installation. With years of experience as curators and consultants, the Branded Arts staff has backgrounds in architecture, design, gallery planning and production. We also offer media packages, professional content production, time-lapse documentation, and social media exposure for each project.
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Benefits for this internship

  • Free Snacks & Meals Provided


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What happens after you send in your application?

Branded Arts LLC is actively interviewing now. Due to the volume of applications, Branded Arts LLC has indicated that they will not follow up unless you are selected for an interview.

Branded Arts LLC also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • Design And Applied Arts14%

  • Apparel And Textile Manufacture6%

  • Fine And Studio Arts6%

  • Graphic Design5%

  • Communication4%

  • 145 other majors61%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Nordstrom
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Victoria's Secret
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Santa Monica, CA | $5,264/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,180

  • Miscellaneous$950

  • Food$486

  • Transportation$339

  • Utilities$309


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