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Internship: Performance

  • Internship
    Starts on Aug 11
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Chicago
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  • You must be a college student or recent graduate, passionate about contemporary art with excellent communication skills. Onsite availability up to 24 hours a week is required, with ability to manage assignments with attention to detail.
  • You will assist with administrative tasks, logistical support for events, research artists, draft project texts, and learn about budgeting and scheduling in a dynamic art museum environment.


  • 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.


  • Assist with administrative tasks toward the production of summer performances and programs and planning towards fall and spring projects
  • Execute logistical tasks, errands, and support artist hospitality before and during events
  • Conduct exploratory research on artists and performance works
  • Draft, review, and compile project-related texts
  • Develop an understanding of the administrative operations of a curatorial department by assisting with budgets, schedules, contracts, and travel arrangements.
  • Work with members from other departments to understand how the curators collaborate across the Museum on exhibitions, committee meetings, and other projects.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and MCA staff events.

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


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.