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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.

We offer internships in two time frames:

  • summer
  • school year

Lost Childhoods Exhibition

Lost Childhoods Intern – Fall 2017

Deadline to Apply: Applications accepted until filled.
Hours: 4-12 hours per week
Start date/end date: September 30th, 2017 – December 31st, 2017
What makes this opportunity awesome:

You will introduce museum visitors to new ways of thinking, learn about local art and youth, and make discoveries about community members around them. You will be plugged into a dynamic dialogue- oriented team to engage museum visitors, educators, college and youth groups, and the Santa Cruz community with the Lost Childhoods exhibition.

Read full description on how to apply here: Lost Childhoods Internship Application

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