Intern at the MAH

Empower youth through art and history. Learn how to lead energetic, interactive school field trips that fuse Santa Cruz history with dynamic art-making activities at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. You must be a student to qualify and apply for independent school credit.

Dates: October 2023-June 2024
: 8-10 hours a week
Days: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Reports to: Oscar Paz, Education & Outreach Manager
Deadline to apply: Fall, October 8th, 2023. Winter, January 8th, 2024. Spring, April 8th, 2024
Position Summary:
As an Education Intern, you will lead interactive school field trips that blend Santa Cruz history with art-making. You will prepare dynamic exhibition-driven activities, lead insightful discussions, and engage with the community through learning. You will assist with curriculum development, event planning, public speaking, and delivering accurate information to groups of various ages and backgrounds. In addition, you will have the support of the entire MAH staff to help you grow as you navigate your future career or educational options. This opportunity is available to students from all backgrounds. While at the MAH, you will have a working space with plenty of resources to bring your ideas to life. Additionally, you have a great network of staff. Explore our website and learn about the work we do in order to grow a more connected Santa Cruz community. How to Apply:

  • Read the application carefully, you must be available to come to the MAH once a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
  • Write a cover letter.
  • Include a resume.
  • Share your availability or class schedule during Fall 2023, Winter 2024, or Spring 2024 (you may apply for an entire year or two seasons).
  • Send the above information to Oscar Paz, Education & Outreach Manager, at with the subject line: Educational Programs Internship

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