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Current Internship Opportunities

Internships

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 diverse 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, but eligible for school credit.

How to apply

Review current internship opportunities below. Use this form to apply for the internship of your choice. Questions? Get in touch with Elise Granata at elise@santacruzmah.org or (831) 429-1963 x 7028.

Apply here

Current Fall Internship Opportunities

Photography Internship

Hours: 5-10 hours per month
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Start date/End date: September 29, 2018 – December 15, 2018
Days: Must be available to photograph two events per month. (Most events are Thursday evenings, Friday evenings, and Sunday mornings)

Reports to: Ashley Holmes, Marketing & Brand Catalyst

Positions Available: 3+

Position Summary: Capture dynamic and engaging media from our events, exhibitions, and day-to-day operations. Prioritize creative content. Must be comfortable interacting with people—sometimes in a hectic and crowded setting.  Learn and practice the museum’s mission to better highlight the heart of the organization through your photography.

Learn more about this internship here.

 

Creative Programs Internship

Hours: 10 hours per week
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Start date/End date: September 22, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Reports to: Jamie Keil, Creativity Catalyst

Positions Available: 4 positions available to focus on Friday Night Programs and 4 to focus on Sunday Afternoon Programs

Position Summary: You will help build the amazing, creative, hands-on experiences and events 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.

Learn more about this internship here.

 

Exhibitions Internship

Hours: 1-3 hours per week but with more hours the two weeks leading up to an exhibition opening.
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Start date/End date: September 10, 2018 – November 30, 2018

Reports to: Michaela Clark-Nagaoka, Design Spark

Positions Available: 1

Position Summary: In this internship you’ll get a behind the scenes look at how exhibitions are created. You’ll get to de-install and install two exhibitions, help design an interactive activity for Rodrigo Valenzuela’s show, and work directly with the exhibitions staff. You will be asked to think critically about the concept and content of the exhibitions and work on projects that support it. You’ll also learn how to use a drill, paint, and hang and handle artwork.

Learn more about this internship here.

 

Youth Programs Internship

Hours: 6-10 hours per week
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Start date/End date: September 29, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Reports to: Natalia Cortes, Youth Programs Spark

Positions Available: 6

Position Summary: School Programs at the MAH are non-traditional. With this internship, you’ll learn about a unique approach to museum education that doesn’t require students to be art “experts.” You’ll have the opportunity to create activities and go behind-the-scenes to look at how exhibitions and education go hand in hand.

Learn more about this internship here.

 

Adult Programs Internship

Hours: 10 hours per week
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Start date/End date: September 22, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Reports to: Helen Aldana, Intercultural Programs Coordinator

Positions Available: 2

Position Summary: You will help create opportunities for community members to experience meaningful connections. These opportunities can be through learning workshops, social games, or even dance parties. You get to share and grow your creative skills of how to build a stronger and more connected community.

Learn more about this internship here.

 

Intercultural Outreach Internship

Hours: 10 hours per week /  10 horas por semana
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Start date/End date: September 22, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Reports to: Helen Aldana, Intercultural Programs Coordinator

Positions Available: 4

Position Summary:You will be providing the creative MAH experience for community members throughout  Santa Cruz County. These MAH experiences include (and are very not limited to) all-ages  art activities, lightning fast talks series, or themed conversations over coffee. You get to  experience celebrations around town and create welcoming spaces for new audiences to  connect with our communities art and history.

Brindarás la experiencia creativa de MAH para los miembros de la comunidad en todo el  condado de Santa Cruz. Estas experiencias de MAH incluyen (y no se limitan a) actividades  artísticas para todas las edades, series de charlas rápidas o conversaciones temáticas  sobre el café. Tendrás la oportunidad de experimentar celebraciones en el condado y  crear espacios bienvenidos para que nuevas audiencias se conectan con el arte y la  historia de nuestras comunidades.

Learn more about this internship here. / Aprendé mas de este pasantía aquí.

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