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Position Title: Guest Services Spark

Hours: Part Time, weekends and holidays required, evenings as needed

Compensation: $12-$14 hour, commensurate with skills and experience

Last Revision: 11/7/17

Check out the Full Job Description and Application Requirements


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We have several internship opportunities at the MAH. An internship is different from volunteering in that we ask you to make a significant time commitment to the museum, take responsibility for a specific project, and learn to work across many areas of the museum. Each intern has a manager on staff who will work with you to develop a project plan, provide mentorship throughout the project, and provide feedback on your work. All MAH internships are unpaid. It is possible to get school credit if that works for your professors/teachers/administrators.

Community Programs

Creative Programs Intern

Deadline to Apply: December 15th, 2017
Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Start date/end date: January 8th, 2018 – June 15th, 2018 (opportunity to extend through Summer) Must have availability Friday Nights and Sunday Days

What makes this opportunity awesome:

You will help build the amazing, creative, hands-on experiences for all ages at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and Abbott Square. You get to bring your most playful and imaginative self  to reach new levels of creative innovation. You’ll get to create, engage, play and interact with thousands of visitors coming to the Museum & Abbott Square.

Read full description and find out how to apply here.

Intercultural Community Programs Intern

Deadline to Apply: December 15th, 2017
Hours: 10-12 hours per week
Start date/end date: January 3rd, 2018 – June 22nd, 2018 2-3 days per week, must be available Wednesday evenings, other days of the week are flexible, facilitate programs occasional weekends

What makes this opportunity awesome:

This position supports planning and producing community programs. These include Learn at the MAH*
and Beyond the MAH**. Interns will collaborate with local community members, lead programs, and facilitate engaging art and history activities. Interns will gain experience in: arts education, event planning, outreach, designing and leading community programs, collaboration, and community engagement

Read full description and find out how to apply here.


Young Writers Program

The Young Writers Program Writing Project Assistant serves students in grades 4-12 in a variety of countywide classrooms including Alternative Education sites. The Writing Project Assistant provides students with one-on-one attention to their writing, with an effort to engage in active listening to encourage and support student voices.

Writing Project Assistants are asked to:

  • Contribute at least 2 hours a week in volunteer hours.
  • Attend Young Writers Program trainings, particularly the Best Practices training held in September and January
  • Follow the classroom teacher’s lead: please respect the teacher’s methods and style
  • Attend orientation meetings for each project
  • Follow the school rules as laid out in the orientation
  • Respect students and the teacher by being on time to the classroom session
  • Direct all concerns about a particular student to the teacher

Interested? Contact Robin Estrin at