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Every year, dozens of volunteers transform Rancho Los Cerritos’ historic house and gardens for the holidays. Each room tells a story about the traditions of people who live in California in the 19th century. The Foreman’s Room – This room is set to look as though a father, employed at the Rancho, has turned his bedroom[…]

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Bixby House, Tenant Era

Job Title: Getty Curatorial Intern Hours: 40 hours/week for 10 weeks Compensation: $5,000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 The Getty intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has an opportunity to explore curatorial opportunities at a mid-size museum; enhance research and communication skills; acquire experience developing museum exhibits; and work closely with volunteers and museum[…]

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Curator’s Note A few months ago, I was visiting the Miller Reading Room at the main branch of Long Beach Public Library. I saw some beautiful hand painted bird houses on display in the room, and I asked the special collections librarian about them. She told me they were part of a public art workshop[…]

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Bird-watchers saw a gorgeous “Harlan’s” subspecies of red-tailed hawk on our November count at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, California. Originally thought to be a Zone-tailed hawk, the bird was later identified by Kimball Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager at the  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (and the final word on bird ID)[…]

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EXPLORE A CAREER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN   POSITION:                   Graphic Design Internship HOURS:                         Approximately 125 hours between December 4, 2017, and January 12, 2018 COMPENSATION:       $15/hour Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is preparing to launch a new educational outreach initiative, “Long Ago in Long Beach.” The goal of this program is to expose young[…]

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EXPLORE A CAREER IN MUSEUM EDUCATION   POSITION:                   Museum Educator – “Long Ago in Long Beach” Outreach Program HOURS:                         Approximately 12-18 hours per week, January 8 through June 8, 2018 COMPENSATION:       $15/hour Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is launching a new educational outreach initiative, “Long Ago in Long Beach.” The goal of this[…]

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