Current Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 


The Institute of Cultural Inquiry is looking for a motivated, upbeat individual to assist with repairs, maintenance, gardening and occasional exhibition prep. Hours can be scheduled around pre-existing commitments but will require regular twice weekly visits to the space. Qualified women to are encouraged to apply.

Please see the flyer for more information and instructions.


The Institute of Cultural Inquiry is also currently seeking a part-time employee to manage content on our website. Please send a letter of inquiry to before submitting a full application.

Internship Opportunities 

The Institute of Cultural Inquiry offers a number of internships throughout the year. Over the years, we have partnered with schools and organizations such as The Getty Foundation, OTIS College of Art and Design, and the University of California, Los Angeles to provide hands on experience in a number of art-related areas, including curation, archives, and publishing.


The ICI is no longer accepting applicants for Summer 2017. Please check back for future opportunities.


For more information about interning with the ICI or to view past positions, you can download a copies of the Summer 2017 ICI Internship Flyers here and here.

Visualist-in-Residence Opportunities

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The ICI offers “Visualist-in-Residence” (VIR) opportunities at the Institute’s Los Angeles site. The residency provides artists, art theorists, writers, and other visual researchers and cultural producers with an environment oriented towards the production of knowledge inside a well-equipped study and production facility.

There will be no new residencies for the 2017 season, while we critically evaluate the past 5 years of the project through a series of discussions, displays, and public forums.

For more information about the VIR project please visit:

Call for Editorial Fellows at ICI Press


We are currently seeking editorial fellows to work closely with guest editors on an upcoming ICI publication centered on photography. We encourage inquiries from individuals who have a good command of written and spoken English, who like to write, and who have some basic understanding of editing and publishing protocol. We encourage inquiries from scholars or practitioners who want to gain valuable experience from the publishing process and who like to think outside the box (and the book form).

Please send a letter of inquiry to before submitting a full application.

ICI Curatorial Projects

Applications are being accepted from curators and other visual researchers to bring their cultural investigations, analyses, examinations, and experimentations to the ICI’s virtual and physical display spaces for projects on a rolling basis. The curator’s project should be conceptualized around ICI research practices including: Field work and Data Acquisition; Research and Analysis; Manipulation, Experimentation and Production; Public Presentation and Publication. In addition, the project should engage psychically or physically with the topography of the ICI space either through an active engagement with objects from the ICI library and Repository or through manipulation of the ICI physical or virtual spaces. These spaces might include the Library, the laboratory, the garden or patio, and/or one of the many virtual sites on the ICI website or social media pages. The Institute will offer research and display spaces along with planning assistance, manpower, publicity and limited financial assistance to help realize the curator’s project.

Our definition of ‘curator’ is expansive. We encourage applications from artists, writers, scholars and serious tinkerers who work in mediums or with ideas that typically fall outside traditional fine art genres.

Please send a letter of inquiry to before submitting a full application. 

Community Service

We are happy to mentor high school and college students interested in doing community service with an arts-related organization. For-credit opportunities are also available.

For more information on community service, contact us:

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