ARTSINTERN - Special Summer School-to-Museum Intern

Department: 
Education

MOCA Cleveland is excited to partner with the Arts Intern program to provide an exciting opportunity for college undergraduates to learn about nonprofit professions, through internships in museums and cultural institutions. The program seeks candidates with demonstrated financial need and encourages applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds. Please visit http://www.artsintern.org/ for details about this program.

Internships last 9 weeks and interns work 35 hours a week. Interns will be paid $11.00 per hour. Upon completion of final reports and submission of final documents, interns will receive a $250 stipend. Please note that in order to be paid the full amount, students will need to comply with all the objectives and requirements of the internship program.

The focus of this internship will be to grow the PreK-12th grade education audience, specifically targeting teachers, administrators, and parent school liaisons. MOCA Cleveland’s School to Museum initiative is designed to support classroom curriculum through guided tours of contemporary art exhibitions and architecture. Committed to growing this community, the intern’s goal will be to work the Curator of Education and Engagement to strengthen ties with schools, teachers, and alternative learning sites (e.g. homeschoolers or recreation centers). The completion of this project will positively impact teacher experience, student learning, and communication strategies. The intern will gain deep audience knowledge by supporting and conceiving projects with varied requirements.

A successful candidate will be a confident, socially-engaged person who enjoys meeting, talking with, and learning from diverse individuals. S/he must have outstanding written and oral communications skills with a honed attention to detail. Ideal candidates would be described by former managers as organized, collaborative, outgoing, and creative. MOCA is a fast-paced environment that requires all staff, interns included, to manage their time and to be able to work independently.

The Summer School to Museum Intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks ranging from communication with teachers (email and formal letters); coordination of resources (sourcing to organizing); creative problem solving; promotional strategizing; on-the-ground outreach; program/project execution (ranging from set-up to assisting with hands-on guidance); and evaluation.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES (found at http://www.artsintern.org/)
Positions are open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. We accept applicants from all areas of undergraduate study; you do not need to major in art or art history.

Are you Eligible?
You must answer yes to all the questions below.
• Do you attend college in one of the four participating cities, or are you a resident of one of these cities?* (see below for clarification of residency requirement)
• Are you enrolled full time in college?
• Are you pursuing an undergraduate degree?
• Are you entering junior or senior year in the fall of 2017?
• Does your Student Aid Report (SAR) indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000?
• Can you legally work in the United States without sponsorship?

Application Requirements
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Financial Aid Qualification Please submit copy of Student Aid Report (SAR). It must indicate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000
4. Transcript: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in PDF form
5. Reference: Include phone number and e-mail address

How to Submit
E-mail your complete application with the subject line 'Arts Intern' to Christina Eagleeye-Wilson at cwilson@mocacleveland.org.

* Clarification of the Residency Requirement
Applicants must either –
• Attend college in the participating city (for example if you attend New York University and are from Los Angeles, you can apply to the New York program), or
• Be a resident of the participating city (for example if you live in Philadelphia and attend UCLA, you can apply to the Philadelphia program).
Your residency credentials must apply to the city for which you are applying.