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Jobs and Internships



Nothing available at the moment, but you should sign up for a MAH job alert e-mail here.


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 *** POSITION FILLED as of 1/12/18. Check back next month for SUMMER INTERNSHIP!

Deadline to Apply: Extended to December 22nd, 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 Programs Intern

Deadline to Apply: Extended to Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Hours: 10-12 hours per week
Start date/end date: January 8th, 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:

You will plan and produce intercultural programs at the MAH and beyond museum walls. You will provide the space and opportunities for participants to learn, exchange ideas, and contribute to the Santa Cruz community through creative engagements. There’s more: you get to connect with and learn about our community by building these creative access points!

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