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.

Position Summary

Thank you for your interest in an internship at the MAH! We are currently only offering internships in our School Programs. As an Education Intern, you will lead interactive school field trips that blend Santa Cruz history with art-making. You will prepare dynamic scavenger hunts, share interactive zines with teens and engage with the community through learning. You will assist with curriculum development, lesson planning, public speaking, and delivering accurate information to groups of various ages and backgrounds.

This opportunity provides an experience for those with a strong interest in pursuing a career in education. 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.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead interactive art and history field trips.
  • Learn about Santa Cruz County History and current art exhibitions.
  • Work collaboratively with interns, volunteers, and MAH staff.
  • Assist in brainstorming, planning, and researching activities.
  • Actively and enthusiastically represent the Museum in the community.

How to Apply

  • Internship dates: January 2022 - March 2022, April 2022 - June 2022.
  • Deadline to apply: For Winter, January 8th, 2022. Spring, April 8th, 2022.
  • Must be available to come to the MAH once a week for field trip tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9:30 am -12:30 PM.
  • Available a minimum of 10 hours a week, remote opportunities available.
  • Email your cover letter, resume, and availability to Oscar Paz, Education Coordinator, at with the subject line: School Program Intern.
Intern at the MAH
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