Hudson Valley MOCA offers a wide range of opportunities to learn the ins and outs of a local arts non-profit. Interns and Volunteers play a crucial role in day-to-day operations, outreach, education, events, and more. Get involved today!
Hudson Valley MOCA offers internships year-round for students and emerging professionals in a wide-range of departments, including education, press and social media, administration, and more.
Press and Digital Communication Internship
Hudson Valley MOCA is seeking highly organized and motivated part-time interns to support the Social Media and Press Coordinator starting January 2019 through May 2019. Press and Digital Communications interns will gain hands-on experience in social media, public relations, and digital content creation, in addition to experience with events and day-to-day operations. Responsibilities vary but include tasks related to our website, social media accounts, and outreach to press organizations and art industry contacts.
Hudson Valley MOCA is seeking highly organized and motivated part-time interns to support the Director of Education Spring of 2019 to assist with the educational outreach and programs at Hudson Valley MOCA (including teaching artists-in-residence, in-house educational programs, tours, creative workshops and more), day to day operations, and general administrative duties related to education. The Education Interns can expect a wide variety of responsibilities on a day to day basis, and can expect to gain experience in a museum environment by observing and assisting the Director of Education, and will obtain insight in to the administrative and curatorial side of a small contemporary art museum. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the museum’s Executive Director, Director of Education, and both local/regional as well as international artists.
Hudson Valley MOCA is made up of passionate people, many of whom are volunteers, who love art and believe it has a powerful, positive impact on lives. Our volunteers make it possible for us to offer dynamic exhibitions and programming, and serve as a unique connection between the museum and the local community. Hudson Valley MOCA welcomes volunteers year round for a variety of positions and opportunities.
On-call volunteers are available to support museum staff in a variety of capacities for events including openings, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and more. The ideal candidate will be motivated, welcoming, and all around excited to support and promote Hudson Valley MOCA programming with our guests and visitors. Volunteers should be comfortable with a variety of tasks, from event set up-and break-down, to greeting and checking in guests, or serving refreshments. This role is crucial in supporting the museum’s efforts to create exciting and accessible programming for all.
Drop In and Create Volunteer
Our Drop in and Create Program is a weekly art workshop for children, families, and visitors of all ages. Volunteers lead and assist with our in-house education programs developed by our Director of Education. The ideal candidate is personable, energetic, patient, and a natural with children. Volunteers are also advocates for the museum’s education department by informing visitors of our education initiatives including special events, tours, and school programs. Teaching experience and fluency in Spanish a plus.
Front of House Volunteer
FoH volunteers are essential members of our team during open hours and a key point of contact for visitors. Hudson Valley MOCA is looking for motivated and passionate volunteers to engage with the public by providing up-to-date information on current exhibitions, museum events, and programming, as well as general knowledge of the Peekskill community. You should have a welcoming presence, be excited to engage with visitors and ensure an enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Ability to learn and work with the museum admissions system is a must.
Our Volunteer Docents conduct museum tours facilitating visitor interpretation using inquiry-based methodologies. Through their enthusiasm, knowledge, and confidence, docents allow the public greater accessibility to to the content of an exhibition. All docents will undergo a training process that will fully prepare them for speaking to a wide range of age groups. The ideal candidate will have a great speaking voice and feel comfortable speaking in front of a large crowd. Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Email us at email@example.com to tell us more about your interest in volunteering and to set up a time when you can visit.