Seeks Apprenticeships / Internship

December 31, 2019

Organization Name: LACE

Organization Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Internships

Fee: Free


Apprenticeship is a cornerstone of LACE’s ethos and legacy with many arts professionals gaining early work experience here. LACE nurtures college students and young adults each year by providing comprehensive hands-on skill development in the nonprofit arts field. Three LACE staff members and one current board member are former apprentices. With 35-50 participants a year, a huge thank you list continues to grow – scroll down to view. We are proud of our role in preparing young people for careers in the arts, building their resumes, and introducing them to a network of artists and culture workers in LA. LACE participates in workforce development for cultural institutions and businesses through its collaboration with colleges such as UC Riverside, UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State LA, LA City College, CalArts, Otis, Art Center, Pepperdine, Asuza Pacific, Chapman, Pitzer, Claremont, and Emerson, as well as several east coast and international institutions.

LACE offers undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to participate in the gallery’s programming while gaining experience at a non-profit arts organization. The Apprenticeship Program provides training in areas such as administration, development, research, communications, exhibition and event production, and facility operations. Students interested in art and arts administration will especially benefit from this experience. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a keen attention to detail, and a willingness to work in a hands-on group environment. LACE will work with each apprentice’s special interests to ensure a positive learning experience.

Apprenticeship Programs covers the following fields:
– Gallery Guide (Research, plan, and facilitate public tours of LACE exhibitions, public programs, organization history and membership options)
– Production (Assist with the design, fabrication, and installation of multi-media exhibitions and events)
– Communications (Facilitate social media engagement, weekly newsletters, assist with partnership and sponsor outreach)

LACE Apprenticeship Requirements:
Excellent communication skills. Weekend and evening availability. Genuine interest in contemporary art. Willingness to learn about current and upcoming exhibitions. Proactive work ethic. Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Previous gallery or arts-related experience is preferred but not required. Technical experience (a/v operations) is a plus. Commitment of 2-days a week for 4 months (minimum.)

Unpaid position. 1-year LACE Friend Membership & North American Reciprocal Membership. Written referral and school credit (if applicable.) Apprentices are offered one-on-one time with LACE’s Executive Director for coaching in the areas of job searching, resume/cover letter development, and interviewing.

How to Apply:
Send a resume, a cover letter and 1-3 professional/educational references to Brennen Perry, Gallery Assistant at

Application submissions are accepted on a year round basis. All positions are recruited on a year round basis.

A Note About Getty Internships:
LACE participates in the Getty Marrow MUI (Multicultural Undergraduate Internship) program. Application guidelines are posted early in the calendar year and the application period is in April. Check back for more information.

Former Apprentices:
LACE is supported by a network of apprentices who have helped staff, organize, and sustain the space. Are you a former LACE apprentice / intern? Not on the list? Contact to add your name!

LACE is supported by a network of apprenticeships who have helped staff, organize, and sustain the space.


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