Website 18th Street Arts Center
We are interested in highly detail-oriented applicants who are proficient in Dublin Core and knowledgable in ArcGIS (though we are happy to provide additional training with an outside consultant as needed). We also seek applicants who can help us think through the appropriate way to categorize and catalogue a small digital collection.
18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public. We strive to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.
Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We believe that:
- Art making is an essential component of a vibrant, just and healthy society
- Creative action is a vital part of individual wellbeing
- Humanity benefits when artists are valued
Founded as a non-profit in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has a long history as a space for artists. It originally served as studio space for a group of feminist artists in the 1970s – 80s, including Susanna Bixby Dakin (who ran for President in 1984), Judy Chicago, Barbara T. Smith, Linda Frye Burnham, and others. It became a hub for the West Coast arm of ACT-UP, an activist grassroots organization addressing the AIDS crisis, and was home to three of the NEA Four (Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes). It also grew out of early performance art, and was the site of publication for High Performance Magazine, and later, Highways Performance Space (still located on the 18th Street Arts Center campus). Once 18th Street incorporated as a non-profit, it became an artist residency program with a wide range of public programs and exhibitions.
Duration: One quarter, with possibility of extension
Cataloging, Use of Metadata Standards; Digital Asset Management; Information Architecture; Needs Assessment; Use of Specific Digital Tools / Platforms; User Experience Design / Research
Please use the Apply button below to submit your cover letter and CV or resume to Sue Bell Yank, Director of Communications & Outreach.
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