In the March 2019 Learning Curve, Bridges explores the concept of pursuing a passion, whether informally – by tapping into the wisdom of our elders, spending time with children, getting on the job training, finding a mentor, becoming an apprentice or intern – or through a formal postsecondary program. Our philosophy is:

Bridges doesn’t place emphasis on one particular way of gaining knowledge or training. The point is to take proactive steps to create the life you dream about. We can help students of all ages begin connecting the dots between future aspirations and postsecondary paths that will help them attain their goals.

The Broad, a museum of contemporary art ranging from the 1950s to the present, based in Los Angeles, California, is now accepting applications for their Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP). The DAP program is a “nine-month, paid, full-time apprenticeship in preparation/art handling. We are especially committed to offering this opportunity to individuals from communities underrepresented on museum staffs and who are interested in building careers in art and cultural institutions.” This apprenticeship pays $16/hour. Apprentices are also eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits through The Broad.

Applicants must be 18 or older to apply. No previous preparator or art handler experience is required. The basic skills that are required to participate as a DAP apprentice include:

  • Good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and spatial reasoning
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and focused
  • Ability to follow instructions and plan ahead
  • Basic math skills
  • Work well with supervisors and coworkers
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, walking, standing for long periods of time, and lifting 50 pounds

The application deadline is April 5, 2019. Visit the DAP program page on the The Broad’s website to learn more and apply.

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