MASS MoCA internships


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/wk stipend and free housing within a block of the complex.  We also have academic internships where you can receive up to 12-15 credits for full time employment that could be arranged between the applicant’s school and MASS MoCA.  We offer internships in the following departments.

Visual Arts – (September 13rd – December 31st): During the academic year, Visual Arts interns will assist in many day-to-day operations of a busy, multifaceted department, combining aspects of exhibition design, curatorial work, registration, and education.  The successful candidate will have a documented history of attention to detail, good writing ability, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule.  Must have drivers’ license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Production Interns (August 30th – December 18th): 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.

Performing Arts Administration (August 30th – December 18th): Intern works 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.  One intern will be assisting the Project Manager in both drafting the event programs and researching upcoming artists.   In addition, one intern will alternate working with the Company Manager with Artist Services to arrange logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

Marketing/Public Relations (September 13th – December 31st): Interns work on all aspects of publicizing the organization including writing press releases, giving tours of the galleries, preparing press packets, advertising for all upcoming performing arts events in surrounding areas, researching new forums for publicity, and assisting with public outreach and special events. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Graphic Design (September 13th – December 31st): : Intern works directly with the Director of Design producing a wide variety of printed and virtual matter for MASS MoCA, including, but not limited to, catalogues, posters, brochures, signage, websites, apparel, and packaging. Applicants should demonstrate creativity, versatility, enthusiasm, and a commitment to a career in graphic design. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a must. Portfolio review and interview required.

To apply to MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send cover letter resume, and two letters of references, via email, mail, or fax:

MASS MoCA  c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager

1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247

Fax: (413) 664-4519


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