Enjoy people? Enjoy art? MASS MoCA is hiring temporary seasonal security staff for the Fall.
The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests. A flexible schedule including weekend and holiday work, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and just a touch of patience will be required.
To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA's Box office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a rĂ©sumĂ© and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees encouraged to apply.
MASS MoCA Internship Program
MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments. Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $100/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Each applicant may apply to a maximum of 2 departments.
Summer Internship dates: Monday, June 1, 2014 - Monday, Sept 1, 2014
(unless otherwise specified)
Application Deadline: March 1st
Production Interns (1-3): Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre and film. This includes hands-on in all of the following areas: carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew.
Box Office (1): Interns assist both the Box Office Manager and Assistant Manager with promoting performances and exhibitions to the public, act as a greeter and provide customer service (general information about MASS MoCA, North Adams, and Western Massachusetts including directions and/or recommendations of other highlights of Berkshire County) as well as maintaining the overall look of the lobby. Interns are responsible for providing phone and administrative support, processing ticket orders, maintaining mailing list database, and responsible for daily cash draw. Interns will also assist in giving tours of the galleries and any other vistor relation duties that may arise.
Marketing & Public Relations (1-2): You will work directly with the Director of Communications. You will touch upon all aspects of publicizing the organization including representing MASS MoCA at regional events and festivals, writing press releases, giving press tours, preparing press packets, postering, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events.
Performing Arts Administration (1-2): Intern work directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files. The intern will alternate between the Assistant to the Managing Director and Company Manager with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with artist services to arranging transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns. Must have driversâ€™ license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
Visual Arts (1): Interns will also devote 3 days per week to the Education department, giving regular tours of exhibitions, interacting with museum visitors, and developing focused "spotlight" talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. Interns assist in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and help with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. The successful candidate should be self sufficient, have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driversâ€™ license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.
More internships and the application are likely to be added by December 1st.
To apply to MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send your application form (.pdf or .doc), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at (413) 664-4519.
A: We encourage you to apply via email. You may submit application materials (application, cover letter, resume, and two reference letters) in the text of an email or as Microsoft Word attachments. Reference letters may be submitted separately by the person writing the letter. Please ask reference to include contact information in their letter. Submit all applications to Meghan Robertson.
A: Yes. Two reference letters may be submitted via email with your application or separately. Please ask letter-writers to include contact information.
A: Yes. Please address mailed applications to Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.
A: MASS MoCA can only accept applications from applicants who already have US citizenship or a work visa for work in the USA. Unfortunately we are unable to be a host organization for an international applicant.
STIPEND AND HOUSING
A: All departments offer each intern $100/week stipend plus housing for the duration of the internship in that department.
A: Located within walking distance from MASS MoCA, intern housing is furnished with basic furniture, pots and pans, and silverware. Interns share a bedroom (usually 2 interns per bedroom) and common areas with fellow interns. Interns are responsible for their own meals.
A: No. Pets are not permitted in intern housing. Please find alternate pet care for the full duration of your internship.
WORK HOURS AND DAYS OFF
A: Full time Interns will work 50+ 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.
A: If you have a wedding or some other brief (23 days) event to attend that has been planned in advance, please inform us ASAP 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.
A: Yes. Once a week interns will meet for a presentation and discussion by department heads and/or visiting artists. During the summer season, we also plan all-intern excursions to other regional cultural institutions, such as the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow and more.
A: Each intern is responsible for his or her own travel expenses.
A: Please email Meghan Robertson.
Event Staff/Ushers work at live events and gallery openings to help assist patrons. Volunteers need to be able to stand for at least an hour at a time (possibly more, depending on event) and communicate clearly and comfortably with the public.
Administrative helpers work with the development department as needed on mailings and other tasks. Participants must have fine motor skills and be very organized. An ability to copy-edit is also desirable.
Kidspace volunteers staff public hours in the Kidspace gallery, encouraging and assisting children in art-making. They can be responsible for clean-up and locking the facilities at the end of their shift. Kidspace volunteers must be able to work unsupervised and have a demonstrated interest in working with children. Kidspace volunteers must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to visitors.
Gallery sitters We assist Down Street Art in finding staff for temporary downtown galleries during the summer and fall. Gallery sitters must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to the public.
Other opportunities Past volunteers have assisted with art installation, maintained live art exhibits (plants/animals/etc.), assisted with Free Day and other community activities, and participated in residencies and live performances.
To add your name to our list of volunteer contacts, please contact Charles at 413.664.4481 ext.8109.