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Internship: Content Strategy

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Starts on Aug 11
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Chicago
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  • You must be a current college student or recent graduate (<1 year) passionate about contemporary art, eager to learn about museum operations, capable of onsite work up to 24 hours per week, proficient in Microsoft Office, possess strong communication and organizational skills, and able to manage assignments with attention to detail.
  • You will collaborate with the Content Strategy team, developing texts for exhibitions, assisting with project management, research, and administrative tasks, and gaining insight into museum operations and staff collaborations.

Requirements

  • MCA Internships are geared towards current college students and recent graduates ( <1 year ) who are interested in contemporary art and have a passion for learning more about how museums work.
  • Candidates must be interested in exploring a potential career in the cultural sector.
  • Interns must be able to work up to 24 hours per week onsite for the entirety of the internship period.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, demonstrate excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), organized, and able to manage assignments with attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform occasional light lifting.

Responsibilities

  • Work hand in hand with the museum’s Content Strategy team to develop texts related to museum exhibitions and programs, including printed and digital pieces.
  • Support the Content Strategy team on the entire editorial life-cycle, from project management assistance to drafting text to proofreading content.
  • Learn important research skills while helping to prepare texts and content for exhibitions and publications.
  • Perform administrative duties related to content and editorial process such as scheduling meetings, taking and distributing meeting notes and action items, and assisting in creating documents and slide decks.
  • Work with members from other departments to understand how staff collaborates across the Museum on exhibitions and other projects.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and MCA staff events.

The MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art.

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Mission & Purpose

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.