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ArtCorps Student Worker Program (Fall 2022)

CALA Alliance
Curatorial Intern

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  • Departments: Curatorial, Events, Programming
  • Art Forms: Community Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Performing Art, Visual and Studio Arts
  • Communities: Latinx
  • Work Mode: Hybrid
  • Address: ​316 W McDowell Rd Suite 203, Phoenix, AZ 085003
  • Supervisor: ​Alana Hernandez, Executive Director and Curator

Please note:
all ArtCorps student worker positions receive $16/hr before taxes and work 400 hours over the course of the semester (around 20 - 25 hours a week). To apply, you must be a current or recently graduated undergraduate student attending an institution in Phoenix or living in Phoenix yourself.

Interested in applying? Keep reading to read the full job description, meet your supervisor, and apply for this position today!

About this position

Read the job description

What you'll do

Working closely with the Executive Director & Curator and the Operations & Programs Manager, the Curatorial Intern will work on three upcoming programmatic efforts. The student will also have the opportunity to shadow the organization’s Development Associate, learning about the dynamic nature of nonprofit fundraising. 

The student will assist the Executive Director & Curator for a solo exhibition of New York-based Glendalys Medina, mounted at ASU Art Museum in December 2022. The student will learn about all aspects of exhibition planning from the Curator, including: organizing checklists, learning about loan letter processes, sitting in on planning meetings with the artist, and assisting in the planning of artist-in-residence programming. Additionally, the student will be able to shadow an exhibition install. The student will also have the opportunity to develop and assist in CALA’s cultural literacy program, How I Became an Arista (HIBAA). HIBAA seeks to disseminate art and art history from Latinx, Indigenous, and Latin American perspectives.

Finally, the student will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and production of one of the organization’s best-known programs, Crossfade LAB. Hosted in November 2022, the student will shadow the Operations and Programs Manager, learning about the production of performance programming.

Specific responsibilities

  • Learn about the planning and production of events and programs
  • Support visiting artists and contribute to project research and execution
  • Strengthen research skills by conducting artist research.
  • Learn and understand aspects that make up curatorial work.​
  • Support Sabor annual fundraiser, including event planning and execution, silent auction and raffle management, and communication with artists​
  • Learn about the governance of nonprofits by attending board meetings/event committee meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in Art History, American studies, Latinx studies, Culture studies, or other humanities field highly desirable
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to work well in a small team
  • Interest in learning about non-profit work and dynamic programming
  • Interest in curatorial work
  • Interest in performance and staging durational performance encouraged
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Adobe Create Suite​

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No longer accepting applications

Oh no! We're sorry, but this position is no longer accepting applications ​and has been filled for Fall 2022. If you're still interested in learning more about the position, you can keep reading. Otherwise, you can find more student worker positions​.

Meet the supervisor

Executive Director and Curator Alana Hernandez

As Executive Director, Alana Hernandez fosters Latinx/e artistic talent in the Metro-Phoenix region and beyond while strengthening cultural ties to the Americas. At CALA she has organized the exhibition Carolina Aranibar-Fernández: El desplazamiento y las flores (2022) and is at work organizing a solo museum survey exhibition of New York-based Glendalys Medina (2022). Prior to her time at CALA, Hernandez was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Before her time at MCASD, she held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Páramo, Guadalajara; Hunter East Harlem, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Phoenix Art Museum; and BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn.

Her writing has appeared in MCASD.Digital (2021), HereIn Journal (2020), the exhibition catalogues Gabriel Rico: Unity in Variety(2021), John Rivas: Las Voces Inside Me (2020), Atlpan: Claudia Peña Salinas (2019), and Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (2015). She is a contributor and organizer of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Handbook of the Collection (2021). Hernandez received her M.A. from CUNY Hunter College where she specialized in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art.​

About this organization

CALA Alliance

CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a multidisciplinary Latinx arts organization based in Phoenix that collaborates with artists and arts organizations to connect Arizona, Mexico, and Latin America. We advance our mission through innovative public programming, artist commissions, international residencies, and cultural exchanges that reimagine Arizona’s place in the Americas. CALA envisions a cultural landscape that values the creative and artistic contributions of Latinxs and latinoamericanxs, and critically engages their stories in Arizona and throughout the Americas.​ To learn more about CALA, visit their website at http://www.calaalliance.org​​.

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About the program

The Phoenix ArtCorps​​

The Phoenix ArtCorps is a student employment program from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture  that seeks to provide students with​ the comprehensive skills, mentorship, and experience ​they need to launch their arts and culture careers. Over the course of a semester, each student works 400 hours for $16/hr (around 20 to 25 hours a week), with additional stipends and professional development opportunities. To apply, students must be current or recently graduated undergraduate students at a community college, university, or other institution of higher education based in Phoenix (or live in Phoenix themselves). Applicants must be at least 18 years old. There are no other enrollment requirements. Students do not need to be majoring in the arts or similar fields to apply. To learn more about the program and browse positions, visit our website at http://phoenix.gov/arts/artcorps​. ​​​​​​​

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