Mar 29, 2024

Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles, CA

At MOCA we know that art and culture is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer our community. We aim to offer a wide breadth of engagements and know that a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences help us get there. Cultivating an inclusive work environment that values a range of talent and ideas is top priority for us. Eligibility requirements for Getty Marrow Internships—intended to provide opportunities for outstanding students who are members of groups who are underrepresented in careers related to museums and the visual arts—are outlined below. We enthusiastically encourage candidates of all abilities to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

The Getty Marrow Education Intern will report to the Director of Education & Visitor Engagement, working closely with educators, administrators, and frontline staff members in the Education & Visitor Engagement Department. The intern will play a critical role in preparing a user-friendly archive of museum ephemera dating back to the museum’s founding, as well as supporting the program implementation for youth initiatives including Contemporary Art Start— with a focus on the Rebecca Smith Summer Institute for teachers—recruitment for the MOCA Teen Program, and Family Projects. Internship begins June 10, 2024 and continues for a total of 10 weeks. Schedule is generally working 9:30am – 5:30pm Mondays through Fridays and subject to adjustment to accommodate occasional weekend events.

Examples of Duties:


● Digitize and update a list of materials in a variety of formats including hard-copy, photographic, video, and digital resources that are part of documenting MOCA’s nearly 40-year history of education programming.
● Using these assets, create brief written or audio content for public storytelling.
● Help research and make recommendations on accessible data management systems for long-term use.


● Assist program staff as needed to plan, execute, and evaluate in-person programming including in-gallery family activities, Contemporary Art Start and its Rebecca Smith Summer Institute for Teachers, and the recruitment and selection process for the MOCA Teen Program.
● Assist in maintaining and evaluating Family Projects space.
● Assist in developing program alumni contact lists and events.
● Attend in-person and online meetings with museum staff and external contacts.


● Attend three mandatory Education Events:
○ Arts Summit (June 24)
○ Two Learning Community events (2 dates selected from July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30)
● Submit end-of internship evaluation.


● Highly motivated to learn about a variety of methods and practices that encourage people to connect with art in museums.
● Self-directed and detail-oriented approach toward independent projects.
● Solid written and/or verbal communication skills for online use in a business context.
● A “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude to front-of-house and public-facing tasks.
● Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in cultural institutions.


● Member of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, which can include groups defined by–among other things–socioeconomic status, cultural background, physical or other disability, geographical origin and/or any life experiences that add diverse and underrepresented perspectives.
● Currently enrolled undergraduate (bachelor’s degree program, associate’s degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate level). Students must have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 1, 2024. Students who graduated the semester or quarter immediately before the internship are also eligible. (Students who are enrolled in a second BA or BS program are not eligible.)
● Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County;
● United States citizen or permanent resident (non-citizen authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; also known as a “green card” holder). Students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status valid through the internship period are also eligible; and
● May have previously interned as a Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern at an organization other than MOCA.

Hourly Wage: $18.46

Position covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement: NO

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, hairstyle, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices. Details of our equal employment opportunity policies are further explained in Anti-Discrimination & Harassment.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

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