Current Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 

CONTENT MANAGER

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 info@culturalinquiry.org 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.

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The ICI is offering 2 internship opportunities for summer 2016:.

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT (INTERN/FELLOW)

DESCRIPTION: The intern will work closely with the Assistant Director to help maintain an ongoing series of publications and events in conjunction with our current project With Everything But the Monkey Head. Intern will assist in day-to-day administration and will oversee many aspects of this fast-paced and multi-faceted project.

REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for someone who can imagine an art form at the intersection of the Museum of Jurassic Technology and LAX><ART. Must be open-minded, curious, organized and committed to expanding traditional definitions of art and culture. Experience in software such as Word, Excel, Filemaker, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Indesign is desirable but not necessary.

PUBLICITY (INTERN/FELLOW)

DESCRIPTION: The intern or fellow will work with the ICI to enhance awareness of current and upcoming projects and publications through concentrated social media effort and blog postings. This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate to hone their skills and to learn how to communicate with the local and international art world while enriching rhizomatic content within the Institute’s online presence.

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of WordPress, and common social media platforms is required. Additional knowledge of html is a plus, as is a background in the arts or interactive online environments. We are looking for someone with a creative outlook that exudes enthusiasm and curiosity about the Internet’s mirrored worlds. Internship can be completed offsite with your own computer after 2-3 weeks of onsite training

Interviews began on May 18th and will continue until both positions are filled.  As of July, one position is still open. 

For more information about interning with the ICI, you can download a copy of the Summer 2016 ICI Internship Flyer 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 2015-16 season, while we critically evaluate the past 5 years of the project through a series of discussions, displays, and public forums running from April – November, 2016.

Check back in late July for news regarding the 2017 residency season.

For more information about the VIR project please visit: http://www.culturalinquiry.org/blog/activities/2014-visualist-in-residence-project

Call for Editorial Fellows at ICI Press

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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 info@culturalinquiry.org 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 info@culturalinquiry.org 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: info@culturalinquiry.org

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