Jack & Shanaz Langson Institute & Museum of California Art

Department: Curatorial
Classification:  Temporary / Full-time (Summer) and Part-time (Academic Year) / Hourly

Quarter: Summer and Academic Year 2024 - 2025

Position Summary:
The Curatorial Department of UCI Langson Institute and Museum for California Art (Langson IMCA) invites UCI undergraduate students to apply to its full-time worker positions for the summer of 2024 (July - August). Langson IMCA operates in a hybrid mode (on-site Tuesday through Thursday and remote Mondays and Fridays) from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Langson IMCA’s Curatorial Department develops exhibitions, publications, public programs, and academic engagement initiatives, among other projects. The department also oversees the development of Langson IMCA’s archives and conducts research on artworks in the permanent collection. Student workers will have the opportunity to learn about day-to-day curatorial responsibilities and museum best practices while working closely with Langson IMCA’s curatorial staff and staff from other departments, including Collections, Exhibitions, Visitor Experience, and Education.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to,

  • exhibition development,
  • conducting basic, entry-level research tasks with oversight by curatorial staff
  • supporting collection research projects led and conducted by curatorial staff
  • cataloging
  • archive maintenance,
  • and drafting of interpretive materials for internal and external use.

Additionally, the position includes opportunities to visit art storage & other local museums with staff, write a post for social media, and participate in art related and professional development workshops.

The ideal candidate is motivated, detail oriented, meticulous in gathering and entering information, and comfortable with computer work. The start date will be the week of June 25 and requires a minimum of 32 hours a week during the Summer. The position requires working in the office Tuesday through Thursday and working remotely on Friday.

Preferred requirements: The ideal candidate is inquisitive, detail-oriented, organized, and a strong writer.

This paid position is open to any UCI undergraduate students pursuing an Art History major or an Art History minor. Exceptional applicants from other School of Humanities majors or the School of the Arts will also be considered.

To apply

Submit resume and cover letter to Michaëla Mohrmann, PhD, Assistant Curator, (m.mohrmann@uci.edu) or apply via Handshake (Job #8961328) no later than June 15, 2024.

Department: Education and Community Engagement
Classification:  Part Time / Hourly | 4 - 10 hours per week

Quarter: Summer and Academic Year 2024 - 2025

Compensation: $16/hour

Position Summary:
As a member of the Education and Community Engagement Department, the part-time UCI Student Museum Art Educator reports to the Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement. They collaborate with a team of museum educators and teaching artists to help build relationships with partner K-12 schools and UCI. They help Langson IMCA build knowledge on California Art, art education, STEAM, 21st-century learning and pedagogy through collaboration and programs.

The Student Museum Art Educator also assists in developing and implementing the Saturday Open House event for partner classroom teachers to introduce Langson IMCA's K-12 programs and the Teacher Resource Guides derived from the exhibitions on display which serve as the museum's K-12 art curriculum.

This opportunity is open to registered UCI undergraduate and graduate students only.

Candidates must have access to a car or transportation to travel to and transport art supplies to off-site partner schools and artmaking workshops.

To apply

Submit resume and cover letter to Yomna Shadoufa, Senior Education Coordinator, at yshadouf@uci.edu or apply via Handshake (Job# 89960505).

Department: Visitor Experience
Classification: Part-time / Hourly

Refer to https://imca.uci.edu/employment/ for next application window.