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Teen Art Connect Internship

ADMISSION: Free for teens

Applications for fall 2019 are due Friday, March 19, 2019 by 5pm.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Teen Art Connect (TAC) internship is a year-long paid museum internship for high school students from diverse backgrounds interested in working in a world-class arts environment creating meaningful experiences for the public while developing professional skills.

Teen Art Connect interns plan our annual Teen Takeover event, lead architecture and exhibition tours, promote and participate in workshops led by contemporary artists, present and host Battle of the Bands, support Museum educators and staff in Family, Access, and Public Programs, and receive one-on-one mentorship from Museum professionals.

See WHAT INTERNS DO
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TACs provide Museum visitors with fun & educational experiences and help make The Museum a vibrant place for visitors of all ages. TACs will:

  • Learn about The Museum’s exhibitions and architecture
  • Learn about jobs and careers available in the arts
  • Greet the public and provide information about The Museum
  • Lead architecture and select exhibition tours
  • Assist with The Museum’s Family Programs
  • Plan and promote events for teens and young adults
  • Assist in The Museum’s offices
  • Create meaningful connections with peers and mentors
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REQUIREMENTS

Requirements to apply for a TAC internship are:

  • Must be a high school student, entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Interest in many of the following: art, culture, museums, architecture, Judaism, intercultural dialogue, education, customer service, public speaking, leadership, event planning, marketing, community engagment
  • Must be responsible, reliable, enthusiastic, friendly, curious, and open-minded
  • Ability to check email, voicemail, and/or text messages daily
  • Must be willing to commit to the following: 
    June: Summer training intensive (10am–4pm, Mon–Fri)
    July–August: Three trainings (Sundays 3–5:30pm)
    August–May: Trainings twice a month (Sundays 3–5:30pm) and work 2–6 hours minimum per week.
Compensation and Benefits

TACs are paid minimum wage for all trainings and work hours completed. Additional benefits include:

  • Free Membership to The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Free admission to Museum events, including films, performances, and artist talks
  • Fun ways to meet other teens with similar interests
  • Great experience for resumes, and college and job applications 
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Want to know more? 

Read first-hand accounts from the Teen Art Connect interns about what they really experience here at the Museum. 

supporters

Teen Programs are made possible by major support from the Koret Foundation, The Covenant Foundation, and U.S. Bank Foundation, and are part of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Initiative with support provided by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and the Jim Joseph Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Miranda Lux Foundation and the Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation.