Curatorial Assistant Intern/Volunteer

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Montalvo Arts Center - Lucas Artists Programs


The Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, seeks a Curatorial Assistant Intern to work on various exhibition-related projects.

Projects will include curatorial and administrative support for the planning of the Art on the Grounds Festival, shaping content for Lucas Artists Program’s Open Access blog; supporting the development of a collections database for a growing works on paper collection; and generating a physical and digital archive of program documentation (photographs, video, press coverage, collateral, and other material) of a decade of arts programming by Lucas Artists Programs and Lucas Artists Fellows.


We require a minimum 3-6-month commitment for this position, and at least 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid intern/volunteer position. The position requires excellent critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and interest in and knowledge of archival methods. This is an opportunity to work with the curatorial team at an internationally-recognized artist residency program. We hope to find a talented individual who will work with our dedicated team as we support up to 60 artists a year from all over the world.


Please send resume, cover letter with an expression of your interest in the position and your experience in writing in an arts context, and two error-free writing samples that have not been edited by another person. Please send to Thank your for your interest.

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About Montalvo Arts Center - Lucas Artists Programs


15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95070, US

Mission Statement

The Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California offers national and international artists from a range of disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. Seeking to stimulate an energetic exchange of ideas between culturally diverse artists and across varied artistic fields and scholarly disciplines, the residency has earned international recognition as a model of curatorial practice supporting the development of new and challenging contemporary work.


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15400 Montalvo RdSaratoga, CA 95070



  • Data Entry
  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Content Management Systems
  • Administrative Support
  • Arts Administration




  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-15 hours/week; minimum 3-6 months

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