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Meet our L.A. County Arts Commission 2016 Summer Intern

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!  


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