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Teen Art Connect Internship

Application Deadline: Friday, Apr 6, 2018

ADMISSION: Free for teens


Teen Art Connect (TAC) brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-long paid internship at The CJM. Students from all Bay Area high schools who are entering grades 10–12 in fall 2018 can 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 13–22: 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 
stay connected

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 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 Ira A. Roschelle M.D. Family Foundation.