NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Summer 2020 Curatorial Intern - Sponsored by Studio Institute


In the fall and winter 2020-21 seasons, moCa will be presenting two large-scale group exhibitions and the second iteration of Toby’s Prize, a juried solo exhibition opportunity designed to support the development of new work by artists who are pushing and expanding the boundaries of contemporary art practice. The fall exhibition, F as in Frank, curated by moCa’s Chief Curator Courtenay Finn, will inhabit the entire museum facility and feature new work by Andrea Bowers, EJ Hill, OOIEE (Matt Olson), Paul Ramírez Jonas, and Cally Spooner, presented in conversation with work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. The winter 2020 exhibition, Imagine Otherwise, will be curated by moCa’s Gund Curatorial Fellow La Tanya Autry. These exhibitions will be large in scope and require a great deal of support, particularly during the Summer 2020 period.

The curatorial intern will work directly with both curators in the research and planning for these exhibitions, including duties related to researching and compiling bibliographies and readings for featured artists, creating formal artist and lender correspondence and documenting progress, creating installation timelines, and working with internal and external stakeholders on public programming related to the exhibition. The curatorial intern may assist in planning and supporting artists who come to Cleveland for site visits in preparation for their exhibition projects. Additionally, all three exhibitions will include the production of accompanying publications and the curatorial intern will assist with work related to these catalogues; tasks may include image procurement and rights, transcription, and some writing.



• A successful candidate will be an intelligent, thorough, committed person with a deep interest in contemporary art and curatorial practice.

• Must have exemplary written and oral communications skills with a honed attention to detail.

• Prior experience working with artists is preferred.

• Ideal candidates would be described by former managers as sharp, attentive, and broad-minded.

• moCa is a very fast-paced environment that requires all staff, interns included, to manage their time and work independently as required.

• The curatorial intern will be responsible for a variety of tasks ranging from communication with artists (email and formal letters), coordination of resources (sourcing to organizing), creative problem solving, promotional strategizing, and on-the-ground planning.



• This position pays $15/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks.

• You will receive a $500 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program.

• Visit the Program Details page at for more information.



1) You will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2020 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.

2) You attend college in Cleveland, or live within Cleveland or the boundary established by the Inner Ring Suburbs.

3) You have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form.



1) To apply to a position, please visit to complete the eligibility application form.

2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. Note: once you are verified as eligible for Arts Intern, you can apply to as many positions as you would like. You do not have to submit the eligibility application more than once.

3) You will then forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, and transcript to Courtenay Finn at with the subject "Arts Intern 2020 Approved Application". Please note that incomplete and unapproved applications cannot be accepted.