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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.

Exhibitions Intern

Deadline to Apply: February 23, 2018
Hours: 5-20 hours per week
Start date/end date: March 1st, 2018 – mid-August, 2018 (flexible end date)

Position Overview:

This position supports interdisciplinary exhibitions at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.  Interns will assist in exhibition planning and event production, prototyping in-gallery participatory activities, assist with design and fabrication, help maintain the galleries, assist with installation and de-installation, and actively represent the MAH in the community.

Read the 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