Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

2015 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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POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                               

The JACCC performing arts intern will learn the basics of concert production, marketing, community outreach, and promotion. During the 2015 summer, the JACCC will host outdoor music and video presentations on the Isamu Noguchi Plaza and in the James Irvine Japanese Garden at the JACCC in Little Tokyo, the annual Remembering Sadako program, and be a part of the planning for the 75th Annual Nisei Week activities taking place at the JACCC campus (August 2015). 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.

 

Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2015 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2015 in order to be eligible to participate.  Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree are not eligible. Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time.  Students must either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles County.  
For qualification details, see website at http://lacountyarts.org/internship.html

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@jaccc.org by Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Internship runs from June 1-15 to August 7-21, 2015  Intern selection expected to made during the week of May 4, 2015.

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.

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

 

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.

 

Student eligibility for internship positions is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2015 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2015 in order to be eligible to participate.  Students who have already earned a BA, BS or a higher degree are not eligible. Students who have previously participated in the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program are not eligible to participate a second time.  Students must either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles County.  
For qualification details, see website at
http://lacountyarts.org/internship.html

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to hr@jaccc.org by Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Internship runs from June 1-15 to August 7-21, 2015  Intern selection expected to made during the week of May 4, 2015.


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.

Marketing & Development Internship

Visual Arts Internship

POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                               

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internship Grant from the Getty Foundation.  The purpose of the grant is to increase the diversity in professions related to museums and visual arts.  The internships are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in these professions, including individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander descent. 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 75th 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 2015 or will graduate by of before September 2015.  Candidates must be a resident of or attend college in Los Angeles County.  Intern candidates may come from any area of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

 

The intern will receive a gross salary of $4,000 for a ten-week period at the JACCC. Internships are a full-time (40 hours/week) position running from Monday, June 15 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. 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.(http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/mui_students.html ).          

 

HOW TO APPLY                                                                                                               

Those interested in applying for the position may submit the following no later than noon on Wednesday, April 29, 2015:


  • Resumé/CV

  • statement (no more than 500 words, double-spaced, typed)
  • First, middle & last name (if not on your CV)

  • Email, phone & address (if not on your CV)

  • College or university you are currently attending

  • Major/area(s) of study

  • Anticipated graduation date

  • 2 Letters of reference or contact info (email, phone) for 2 references: either a teacher, professor, or a former employer
  • Please note the dates of the JACCC's 10 week program, as well as the requirements in the Getty link below, before submitting to make sure you are both eligible and available to participate in the program.

Preliminary candidates will be contacted for an in person interview for the first week of May, 2015. All applicants will be contacted by the week of May 18 with the final decisions.

 

Please note the following required intern events by the Getty Foundation:

  • Arts Summit (mandatory)
The Getty Center, Los Angeles: Monday, June 29, 2015 (all day, exact times TBA)

A day-long orientation for all interns participating in the Summer 2015 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. Interns will be introduced to the program, meet with their Learning Community Hub Leaders, and attend panels highlighting career opportunities in the arts.
  • Learning Communities (two mandatory events)
Regional Hub Events Dates, Times, and Locations are TBD. These activities are meant to enhance the internship experience and expose interns to other organizations, arts professionals, and career opportunities in their area. Dates and times of hub meetings will vary, though interns must notify supervisors of scheduled activities in advance. Supervisors must allow interns to attend the two required events in their Learning Community.   

Questions? Please email to hr@jaccc.org

General information about the program and requirements:


 http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/mui_students.html