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Abbott Square Music Coordinator

Hours: 11-14 hours per week: Friday 5PM-10PM, Saturday 6:00PM-10:30PM, plus band correspondence and booking
Rate: $17-$19 per hour depending on experience
Application Deadline: Rolling, open until filled. Ready to hire now.
What’s great about this job: You’ll get to activate Abbott Square every Friday and Saturday night with musicians and performances. You will assist the musicians and performers  to create an incredible entertainment experience for visitors in Abbott Square.  You will run the sound board and greet the crowd during these performances.
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Fabrication Catalyst

Hours: Part-time non-exempt; 24 hours per week standard, with up to 40 hours per week during exhibition installation or special projects.  Nights and weekends as needed.
Rate: $20-$25 per hr depending upon experience, with benefits.      
Application Deadline: Rolling, open until filled. Ready to hire now.
What’s great about this job: You will lead the fabrication of all 3D elements and interactives in the MAH’s exhibitions in line with our exhibitions strategy. You’ll create igniting displays and fabricated elements across the MAH, Abbott Square, our historic sites, and engagement activities.
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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.

Intercultural Programs Internship

Start – end date:  June 18 – August 25, 2018
Hours: 10-15 hours per week. Must be available Wednesday evenings, occasional weekends (dates in description). Other days of the week are flexible
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
What makes this opportunity awesome: You will help generate creative learning spaces for participants to engage with art, history, and their community. From storytelling to collaborative art works, you will be building opportunities for open dialogue, playful interactions, and idea sharing.
Overview: This internship supports planning and producing intercultural community programs. These include leading our outreach program Beyond the MAH* and museum program LEARN**. You will collaborate with local community members, lead programs, and facilitate engaging art and history discussions and activities. You will gain experience in: arts education, event planning, outreach, designing and leading community programs, collaboration, and community engagement.

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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