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18th Street Arts Center

Residency Coordinator

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

18th Street Arts Center is Southern California’s leading artist residency program, supporting artists from around the world. 18th Street is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Residency Coordinator. The Residency Coordinator is a position reporting to the Director of Exhibitions and Residency Programs, supporting the artistic direction and management of 18th Street’s Artist Residency Programs, and will be in close communication with 18SAC’s Operations Manager to coordinate the Residency Programs. The ideal candidate has experience supporting artist residencies and production of new work. Preferred candidates have professional experience with contemporary artists in a working studio, understand fabrication, installation, and are familiar with the LA arts scene. The position entails coordinating and supporting residencies for 4 artists active on site at a time, and planning for 30 artists a year in advance from multiple countries. 

The individual is responsible for attending and supporting the production of 18th Street Arts Center’s exhibitions and events as needed. They will work as part of a small team who together supports the annual cohort of residencies and related public events. 


  • Knowledgeable understanding of the Los Angeles contemporary art field. International art knowledge is a plus.
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant arts field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MA preferred but not required.
  • One or more years of progressively responsible experience in residency or exhibition programs in contemporary art.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, project management software, and basic woodshop tools.
To apply

To apply, please submit the following via our online application at this link:

  • A cover letter highlighting 2 – 3 accomplishments relevant to the position.
  • A current resume with relevant work experience, including tools and software experience.
  • A list of three professional references
  • Optional: One excerpt of arts-related writing sample in PDF format (examples could be published i.e. exhibition essay, an opinion piece, an art review, etc…)


Position is open until filled.

Compensation: Part-time, Permanent, $20,000 annually with benefits; schedule includes onsite and remote work TBD