- MASS MoCA
Between MASS MoCA’s 250,000 square feet of gallery space and our year-round performing arts events, it’s always an exciting time to be at MASS MoCA. Jump-start your career with an internship at the museum. MASS MoCA offers internship positions in almost all departments.
MASS MoCA Fall 2019 Internship
Internship Dates: Tuesday, September 10th – Saturday December 14th
Internship Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 28, at 6pm
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. All applicants must be over the age of 18.
Most interns MUST have a valid US driver’s license unless specified.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via the online application.
You will indicate on the application which internship(s) you are applying for.
Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre, music, and films. This includes hands-on in all of the following areas – carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew. You are not required to have a driver’s license.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Online via the posted link. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and provide three professional references.
Q: May I apply via regular mail?
A: Yes. Please address mailed applications to Meghan Robertson Labbee, Artist Services + Internship Program Director, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.
Q: Will my application be reviewed if it is incomplete?
A: No, departments only review completed applications.
Q: Is a valid driver’s license required?
A: In most departments, it is required and will be listed in each internship description. Those departments do not accept candidates that do not meet this criterion.
Q: Are MASS MoCA internships open to international applicants?
A: MASS MoCA can only accept applications from applicants who already have US citizenship. Unfortunately, we are unable to be a host organization for an international applicant.
Q: What is intern housing like?
A: Located within walking distance of MASS MoCA, intern housing is furnished with basic furniture, kitchenware, TV/DVD, basic cable, washer/dryer, WiFi Internet, and off-street parking. Interns share a bedroom (usually 2 interns per bedroom) and common areas with fellow interns. Interns are responsible for their own meals.
Q: Are pets permitted in intern housing?
A: No, pets are not permitted in intern housing. Please find alternate pet care for the full duration of your internship.
WORK SCHEDULE AND DAYS OFF
Q: How many hours do interns work?
A: Full-time interns will work 32 hours per week. This is the best way to experience the inner workings of each department. Days off are determined by each department according to its needs.
Q: Are interns allowed to leave for several days at a time?
A: If you have a wedding or some other brief (1–2 days) event to attend that has been planned in advance, please inform us of those dates if you are selected for an interview. If you would need to leave the internship for one week or more, please do not apply now. Consider applying in the future when your schedule is more flexible. We are looking for people who can work continuously for the duration of an internship. Summer is MASS MoCA’s busiest season.
Q: Do I have to stay the whole time?
A: Yes, you must be available for the full duration of the internship. There will be no exceptions for the start or end dates.
Q: What type of educational requirements will be part of this program?
A: There are three elements of the program:
1. Visitor Services: All interns interact with our audience by leading weekly public tours and working at the Information Desk.
2. Intern Education: Weekly presentation and discussion by department heads and/or visiting artists.
3. Intern Outings: All-intern, bi-weekly excursions to other regional cultural institutions, such as the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance.
Q: Who covers travel expenses?
A: Each intern is responsible for his or her own travel expenses to and from MASS MoCA.
Q: Is it possible to get academic-credit internships?
A: Yes, email Meghan Robertson Labbee for details, as they change each semester.
Q: More questions?
A: Please email Meghan Robertson Labbee.