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Teen Art Connect Internship

Application Deadline: Friday, Mar 17, 2017


Teen Art Connect brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-long paid internship at The CJM. Students from all Bay Area high schools, entering grades 10–12 in fall 2017, are invited to apply.

job description

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


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
  • Discounts at The Museum Store
  • 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 
teen art connections blog

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


Teen Programs are made possible by major support from U.S. Bank Foundation. Additional generous supporters include Macy’s and the Ira A. Roschelle MD Family Foundation.