Employment Opportunities

MCASB employees share a passion for the organization’s mission. The ambitious goals and many accomplishments of the museum are due to a large extent to the commitment, talent, devotion to high standards, and effective work of its staff. MCASB takes great pride in its cooperative culture and embraces it as one of our fundamental strengths.


Internships

Engagement Representatives

Curatorial Intern

Communications Intern

Development Intern

Engagement Representatives (interns) enhance the visitor experience by providing information, facilitating conversation, and encouraging meaningful engagement with the art of today. Participants in this free internship gain exposure to the behind-the-scenes duties of the Engagement department, develop and provide tours following current best practices and techniques, assist with programming and events, and begin building a creative network all while earning class credit.

Commitment: Minimum of 6 hours per week during opening hours, plus availability for events and monthly meetings.

Please click here to review the application requirements.

Please contact engagement@mcasantabarbara.org to apply.

This position involves a wide range of tasks that provide practical knowledge of the museum’s exhibition-making process. Interns assist with exhibition research; editing of exhibition-related texts; preparation of exhibition contracts and timelines; composition of checklists and artist biographies; coordinating exhibition documentation; coordinating art transport; and other administrative duties. Candidates should have knowledge of contemporary art and art history, completion of upper-level undergraduate studies, and an impeccable attention to detail.

Commitment: 10 - 12 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend shifts required.

Please contact curatorial@mcasantabarbara.org to apply.

Interns for the Communications Department will record, upload, edit images, and video of performances, exhibitions, and events for MCASB archive and online posting. Interns may assist with collecting and archiving Museum press-mentions, as well support advertising efforts by posting flyers and postcards around town and digital announcements on online event calendars.

Commitment: 8 - 10 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend shifts required.

Please contact press@mcasantabarbara.org to apply.

Development Interns help with a variety of tasks such as event planning, data management, communications, and accounting. Interns learn how a non-profit development department plans for and executes fundraising strategies, how to manage donations and acknowledgements, and gain experience using a powerful data management system. Candidate must be a proficient communicator, comfortable with technology, 21 or older, able to lift 20 lbs or more, follow instruction accurately, execute with a focused and positive attitude, and be willing to get their hands dirty at times. This is a great opportunity for business, communications, or English majors, but all majors may apply.

Commitment: 8 - 15 hours per week. Wednesdays preferred. Frequent evening and weekend shifts required.

Please contact development@mcasantabarbara.org to apply.

MCASB interns have the opportunity to earn class credit, gain free entry into museums, meet with leading contemporary artists and art professionals, attend exclusive programming events, and begin building their creative network.

MCASB accepts intern applications on a rolling schedule. To apply send an email that includes your availability, resume, and cover letter about yourself and why you are interested in an internship at a contemporary art museum. Please include a writing sample for Curatorial Internship applications.

Interns are required to commit at least three months. It is highly recommended that applicants visit the Museum and review the MCASB website to learn more about our exhibitions, programs, and events before applying.


Volunteer Opportunities

MCASB utilizes volunteers for a variety of projects, including but not limited to special events, educational programming, and museum administration. The work and contributions made by our volunteers provide invaluable support for the mission and daily activities of the museum. For more information about current volunteer opportunities please email hello@mcasantabarbara.org or call 805.966.5373 x106.

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