Name: Victoria Orantes
Age: 21-years old
Home town: Echo Park, Los Angeles
College: Los Angeles Trade- Technical College
Self-description: Nature loving, culture seeker in the arts and theatre
Internship Position: Programs and Development Intern for LAMusArt’s Camp MusArt
What: This summer I interned at LAMusArt as a Programs and Development Intern for ten weeks; five of which were during the annual summer program, Camp MusArt. This position was my first full-time job and it led to my first costume design credit! This was also my first time working with children (ages 6 to 15) and my second time working within the field of arts education and administration.
Bird Girls Concept Art
A typical day looks like: A typical day at LAMusArt is hard to define when working with 53 children packed with energy, but overall my duties included: designing camp materials for print, learning the importance of funding and promotion for a non-profit, costume designing our production of Seussical Jr., and occasionally supervising and running after kids!
Favorite memory: Performance day of Seussical Jr! Watching from the wings of the stage was nothing short of emotional. It was a beautiful story being told by our talented youth, wearing costumes that were exactly as I had imagined them to be. What more could I ask? Many moments like these made my internship golden.
Dream job after college: I’ve always been interested in a career as a costume designer for theatre, but my other interests also include classic car collecting and archeology. Thank to this internship, though, a career in arts administration also interests me as well.
Bird Girl Costumes
Advice to future interns: I advise all future interns to appreciate the services LAMusArt and other arts organizations provide for their communities. Organizations such as these help make the world a more talented, interesting, and passionate place.
Any thoughts on your experience as a L.A. County Arts Intern: I am so grateful to the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Truly, what a top-notch internship! This internship experience made it clear to me that the arts are not just for passing time, but that a professional career in them is possible. Thank you so much for ten fantastic weeks of learning and employment!
For more information please visit www.lacountyarts.org/internship.html