WeHo Arts Division is seeking two part-time interns to assist with its arts programs, in particular the City’s WeHo Pride Arts Festival in May/June, WeHo Reads literary series, WeHo Sounds concerts, West Hollywood Library art exhibitions, public art and Free Theatre in the Parks. Working alongside the Arts Coordinator, the intern will create social media posts, help brainstorm creative marketing strategies, participate fully in the Arts Division’s marketing initiatives, and help host and plan events. The Arts Intern will assist with all aspects of event promotion and management including drafting and scheduling social media posts, creation of short videos, creation of our e-newsletter, and brainstorming creative ideas for promotion.
One internship is funded through a grant from the LA County Department of Arts and Culture and includes several educational and networking opportunities, provided through the LA County Internship program. This internship is only open to current undergraduate students or those planning to graduate in 2023. Interns will be expected to work between 15-25 hours per week with a cap of 400 hours total (approximately a 5-8 month commitment beginning in June 2023) for the internship.
The other internship is open-ended and is open to current undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will be expected to work between 9-25 hours per week and shall not exceed 1000 hours per year.
Apply for the ‘Arts Intern’ position by April 17 at www.weho.org/jobs.
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division promotes the arts as the creative engine of the City through a diverse portfolio of art and cultural programs designed to engage and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.
On January 5, 1987, the City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission (originally called the Fine Arts Commission) to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts. The Commission is dedicated to providing accessible arts programs for residents and visitors to West Hollywood. Click here for additional information about the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.
For the first 20 years, the Commission was staffed by various members of the Economic Development Division. In 2007, the City hired its first full time arts administrator. Over the ensuing 10 years the City added an arts coordinator, public art coordinator, grants coordinator and arts technician to its staff to support an expanding portfolio of arts programs including: a robust temporary art program; a permanent collection through its Urban Art (percent for art) program; free concerts and theatre programming; WeHo Reads, a literary program; and a grant program.
On July 1, 2016, the City formally established the expanding art team and its programming into its own Arts Division, WeHo Arts. In August 2017, after an 18-month community-based planning process, the City adopted WeHo Arts: The Plan, to guide the Division’s programming for the next five to ten years. The Plan’s goals are to: celebrate the City’s distinctive artistic and cultural identities, identify and commemorate West Hollywood’s support and advancement of the arts and to articulate a shared vision for the future including securing the position of arts and culture at the heart of the Creative City.