courtesy of Art Dept co-chair Erik Inglis:
MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country. Housed on a restored 19th-century factory campus, our spacious, light-filled galleries feature changing exhibitions of the best art of our time, including dozens of newly commissioned works. Our year-round schedule of performing arts ranges from popular music to new theater, contemporary dance to rollicking dance parties, and from alternative cabaret to beautifully screened films. Artists who have been exhibited at MASS MoCA include Robert Wilson, Ann Hamilton, Gregory Crewdson, Matthew Ritchie, Tim Hawkinson, Oyvind Fahlstrom. Artists that have performed on our stages Bang on a Can All Stars, Laurie Anderson, Pam Tillis, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Joan Baez, Yo La Tengo and They Might Be Giants.
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 with a block of the complex.
Production Interns (January 5th – May 27th): Interns work with the Production Coordinator, House Carpenter, House 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 (January 5th – May 31st): Interns work directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining/updating department archives. Interns will rotate between assisting in both drafting the event programs and researching upcoming artists and working with artist services to arrange logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.
Marketing/Public Relations (January 5th – May 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.
Graphic Design (ASAP – May 31st): Interns work directly with the Director of Design, Curator, Production crew and visiting artists designing and producing a wide range of print, web pages, and signage for MASS MoCA. Intern should demonstrate a creative talent, enthusiasm, and a commitment to a career in graphic design, as well as a working knowledge of Quark X-Press, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Golive, and Macintosh environment. For this internship, a portfolio review and interview are required.
To apply to MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send cover letter (specify which department to which you are applying) , resume, and two letters of references, via email, mail, or fax:
c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager
1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: (413) 664-4481 ext 8132 Fax: (413) 664-4519