Employment

Thank you for your interest in seeking employment or an internship with AMOCA.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. It is unlikely that any applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role, and AMOCA welcomes and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the Museum. The following positions are accepting applications:

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern

Job Description

AMOCA is hiring a paid summer Curatorial/Interpretation Intern through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program. The selected intern will learn how to plan exhibitions, install and deinstall artwork, research and write interpretive labels, and learn object handling techniques. They’ll also gain skills in object-based education techniques, arts administration skills, and best practices in public engagement. 

The AMOCA summer internship is part of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, which supports substantive, full-time summer work opportunities for college undergraduates in Los Angeles county. The internship will begin in June 2024 and continue through August, for 10 weeks.

Pay rate: $17.50/hr.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must:

  • Belong to a group that is underrepresented in this field, such as those defined by their socioeconomic status, cultural background, physical or other disabilities, geographical origin, and/or life experiences that add diverse and underrepresented perspectives.
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in either a bachelor’s degree program or an associate’s degree program. You should have completed at least one semester or two quarters of college by June 2024.
  • Attend college in, or be a permanent resident of, LA County.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident, or have valid DACA status.
  • Agree to work full-time for 10 consecutive weeks (not exceeding 40 hours per week).
  • Attend three mandatory Education Events and two Learning Community events, and submit an end-of-internship evaluation.

Applications will be accepted through April 7, 2024.

To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to exhibitions@amoca.org by the end of day on April 7, 2024. 

Mudmobile Art Instructor

Job Description

The Mudmobile program is a mobile museum program that focuses on creating equitable access to the arts by taking AMOCA’s programming out of the museum to meet students and teachers where they are. The role of the Mudmobile Art instructor is to: lead programs focused on teaching Visual Thinking Strategies; clay working techniques to K-12 grade students; and participate in educational and in-service activities including training sessions and feedback sessions as needed. Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours, but assignments will, for the most part, take place during a regular school day. Part-time assignments are scheduled on an as needed basis from the “pool” of approved teachers.

Pay Rate: $19/hr. Mudmobile Instructors will be paid for travel time from AMOCA to the program site, set up, instruction time, clean up, and return travel to AMOCA from the program site.

Qualifications

A successful candidate must have past experience teaching or leading groups of students through pre-planned activities and some experience working with clay. They must also be able and willing to travel from the AMOCA to teach on school campuses and in classrooms within a 60 mile radius from the museum.
Ability to drive a van, lift/move materials up to 50 pounds and pass a background check.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

All interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: info@amoca.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at AMOCA is a great way to learn more about ceramics, meet people with similar interests, and share your enthusiasm for ceramic art with visitors. Volunteers are an important part of AMOCA’s culture and an essential part of making our museum a success. Volunteer applications are accepted year-round. Head over to our Volunteer page to read more about opportunities at the museum. Once you’ve completed our online volunteer application and let us know your interests, a staff member will be in touch.

Want to share your love of art with museum visitors? AMOCA’s Docent Program accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply to be a docent here.

Unpaid Internships

AMOCA recognizes that unpaid internships are an equity issue, and is actively looking for funds to support paid internships. If you are interested in supporting paid internships, please contact Jenifer Fleming at jfleming@amoca.org.

Until paid internships are possible, unpaid internships will remain available to persons wishing to gain practical experience in the museum or non-profit sectors in any of the disciplines listed below. AMOCA is accepting applications for internships on a rotating basis. Please send resumé and cover letter to the department manager. Click here for staff contact information.

  • Curatorial Internship
  • Collections Management Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Museum Education Internship
  • Retail Internship

Unpaid Internships for Course Credit

Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for internships. Hours vary and are flexible; however, a minimum of 12 hours per week is generally expected to receive course credit.

Please email your resume, letter of interest, written sample, and two letters of recommendation to education@amoca.org.

  • Curatorial Internship
  • Collections Management Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Museum Education Internship
  • Retail Internship

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