JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Program Intern

Reports To: Betty Marín, Associate Program Director

Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time Temporary

Location: Hybrid Remote/ Los Angeles Office and Antelope Valley

Pay : 17.28/hour (15-20 hours per week June-December 2024)

Priority Deadline to Apply: April 28, 2024

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Intern will work primarily on supporting our team with a cultural asset mapping project in the Antelope Valley, part of our health equity work funded by The California Endowment.

ACTA’s health equity work includes documented practices highlighting the role of art and culture in communities and involves activating heritage-based, participatory cultural activities. Fostering greater community engagement in local cultural practices serves as a pathway to cultivating transformative possibilities that can call communities into social action. A key part of the project is the cultural asset mapping methodology that ACTA has developed to recognize and document the cultural treasures of particular communities. Cultural Assets, or Cultural Treasures, are people, groups, customs, places, and events that hold meaningful aesthetics and/or historical values that help establish community identity. Cultural Treasures can be material, immaterial, emotional, or even spiritual.

Through a community-led process, our Cultural Mapping Project will train local youth and community leaders in identifying and documenting cultural resources, making these resources visible through gatherings and community celebrations. The final step will be to create a space for reflection about how the “map” will live on and how it can be used to support existing work in community health, relating to the campaign to remove policing in schools and change the culture around policing in the community as a whole. The intern will support the final phases of community mapping, participating in gatherings, and supporting in planning and implementing the final celebration. The intern will process and organize the data collected through community gatherings and surveys to be presented back to the community for their discussions on future planning.

This position will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4-year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 – December 1, 2024.

Please see full eligibility on the LA County Dept of Art and Culture website.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume demonstrating your experience and qualifications to Jobs@gudrunmeyer.com.

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 ACTA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and to creating a work environment where the individual is valued and respected. ACTA welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and seeks to hire qualified staff reflecting the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, and socio-economic status.


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