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: April-June 2024
Hours
: 8-10 hours a week
Days: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Reports to: Oscar Paz, Education & Outreach Manager
Deadline to apply for Spring 2024: March 22, 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 twice a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
  • Must be enrolled in school and eligible for independent study.
  • Write a cover letter.
  • Include a resume.
  • Share your availability or class schedule during 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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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.

Explore our website and learn about the work we do in order to grow a more connected Santa Cruz community.

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

  • Must be available to come to the MAH once a week for field trip tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9:30AM -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 oscar@santacruzmah.org with the subject line: School Program Intern.

Volunteer

Want to get a jumpstart on interning? Volunteer and get the same behind-the-scenes MAH experience with less of a time commitment.