Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

2014 Summer Internships

JACCC Mission

To present, perpetuate, transmit and promote Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture to diverse audiences, and to provide a center to enhance community programs.

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 Founded in 1971, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is one of the largest ethnic specific arts and cultural centers in the United States. Its mission is to present, transmit and promote Japanese and Japanese American culture to diverse audiences, and to provide a center to enhance community programs. The JACCC is the preeminent presenter of Japanese, Japanese American and Asian American performing and visual arts nationally.               

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Performing Arts Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                               

The JACCC performing arts intern will learn the basics of concert production, marketing, community outreach, and promotion. During the 2014 summer, the JACCC will host outdoor music and video presentations on the Isamu Noguchi Plaza in Little Tokyo, the first annual L.A. Ukulele Expo, and the 21st Annual Taiko Gathering, featuring over 12 Japanese drumming groups from across L.A. County (August 17, 2014). Internship duties will include  pre-event/performance set-up and breakdown, performance production and management, lighting and sound support, artist hospitality and relationships, interaction with audience members, coordination and interaction with vendors, and non-profit organizations, season marketing, promotion and community outreach.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking a candidate with a passion for the arts and theater who wishes to learn more about behind-the-scenes performing arts production. Experience with theater production knowledge (sound, lighting, and stage management) recommended. Experience with front of house theater production (ushering, concessions, etc.) a plus. Required qualifications: proficiency in Microsoft , strong internet research skills and basic understanding of online social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), excellent verbal and written  communications skills, resourcefulness and ability to troubleshoot, ability to represent the organization in a professional manner at concerts and outreach events, ability to interface  comfortably with people of different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, self motivated and independent, organized, strong attention to detail, comfortable with public speaking,  lift and move equipment (~40lbs), ability to type 40 wpm minimum. Reliable transportation required. Interest in music and community-building preferred.

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Keith Shiozaki at hr@jaccc.org. Internship runs from June 2-6 to August 8-22, 2014. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Keith Shiozaki at hr@jaccc.org. by April 22, 2014. Intern selection expected to made during the week of April 28, 2014.

Questions? Please email to hr@jaccc.org
This internship is offered as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program which provides for a 10 week paid summer internship (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students. Students are paid $400/week.

For qualification details, see website at http://lacountyarts.org/internship.html

 

Marketing & Development Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                               

The marketing & development intern will work closely with JACCC development and marketing staff promote the summer and fall programs at the JACCC and to assist with individual donor development, membership and special events fundraising. The internship will provide substantive work experience and the opportunity to immerse into one of the most vibrant communities in Downtown L.A., Little Tokyo. The intern will gain a thorough introduction to the inner workings of a large ethnic specific arts and cultural organization while learning specific skills in marketing, fundraising  and producing events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                               

A displayed enthusiasm for the performing arts, interest in the Japanese/Japanese American/Asian Pacific artistic community, and stamina to multitask in a fast-paced environment are key requirements. Must feel a connection to the mission & work of the JACCC. Must be internet research & MS Office proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) savvy. Working knowledge of Photoshop & Adobe Creative Suite, web design knowledge is a plus and basic understanding of online social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.). Should display pleasant, effective communication skills (in writing, in person and on the phone) for dealing with donors, patrons, vendors, community partners, and board members. Applicant should have flexibility to work occasional nights/weekends during special events.

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

Internship runs from June 2-6 to August 8-22, 2014. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Keith Shiozaki at hr@jaccc.org. by April 28, 2014. Intern selection expected to made during the week of May 5, 2014.

 

Questions? Please email hr@jaccc.org  This internship is offered as part of the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program which provides for a 10 week paid summer internship (40 hours/week) to eligible undergraduate college students. Students are paid $400/week.  For qualification details, see website at http://lacountyarts.org/internship.html

Visual Arts Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                               

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation. The Visual Arts Intern will work directly with the Visual Arts department, experiencing first-hand the work, organization and installation that goes into setting up this summer's programs, including the 74th Annual Nisei Week exhibitions in August.                                                                                

                                                                                                                                

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                               

To be eligible for the Visual Arts Internship, candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate having completed at least one semester of college by June 2014. Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County. Candidates may come from any undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. Other requirements may apply. Please refer to the Getty link below.               

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Keith Shiozaki at hr@jaccc.org. Those interested in applying may submit the following no later than noon on Friday, May 2, 2014.

* Resume/CV                                                                                                               

* Statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed)                                               

*  College or university you are attending                                                                               

* Major/area(s) of study                                                                                               

*2 Letters of reference or contact info (email, phone): teacher, professor, or former employer.               

This internship is offered as part of the Getty Foundation Internship Program which provides for a 10 week paid summer internship to eligible undergraduate who will receive a salary of $3,500 for the 10 week period. Internship are for a full-time position running from June 16, 2014 to August 23, 2014.