Jobs and Internships


Rancho Los Cerritos is committed to the mission of restoring and preserving its historic home and gardens and bringing stories of the past — from Indigenous times through the 1940s — to the public.

Located in the beautiful Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach, the Rancho provides a collaborative and exciting work environment. Join us in uncovering the roots of Long Beach!

We have opportunities for volunteers, staff, and interns all of which will be listed below.

Rancho Los Cerritos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


RLC depends on volunteers of all ages to help bring history alive to our visitors, especially now as we reopen our outdoor spaces.


The Rancho offers internship positions to interested students who wish to gain experience in the curatorial, education, horticulture, and development departments when available.

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships

Rancho Los Cerritos is pleased to offer two summer internships through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. Applications are due April 18. These summer internships are offered 10 consecutive weeks between mid-June and mid-August.

Getty Eligibility

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships are intended for students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Eligibility for this internship is limited to undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level; must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2022; and must not have graduated prior to April 1, 2022. Students enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible. Candidates must also be eligible to work in the United States (which includes citizens and permanent residents, as well as those with DACA status valid through the internship period). 

Getty Marrow Education Intern

The intern will help design and implement educational programs that are firmly rooted in site’s mission and that fully embody the site’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) goals. To be considered for this internship, please submit an application package via email to Alana Reese, Rancho Los Cerritos Programs/Outreach Coordinator, at by Monday, April 18, 2022. A complete application packet will include: 1) a detailed cover letter outlining a candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position described above, 2) a resume and/or curriculum vita (only one is required), and 3) contact info for two references 

Click here for the full job description for the Getty Marrow Education Intern.

Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern

The intern will assist with changing museum exhibits at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. The intern will spend a semester actively learning about museum curation and exhibit design. This includes the multiple stages of exhibit development, historical and contextual research related to objects, collections care and maintenance, and basic skills for museum collections management software. Interested students should submit their application packages via email to: Carlos Ortega, Curator at Applications are due by April 18, 2022. A completed application will include: 1) A detailed cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, and 2) A resume and/or curriculum vita (only one is required) listing two references.

Click here for the full job description for the Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern.

Internship for Class Credit

If you are a high school or college student seeking an internship project for class credit please contact Please include your resume and indicate if your interested in working in the curatorial, education, horticulture, or development department.


Thank you for your interest in joining the RLC team. There are currently no open positions at this time.