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

Institutional Advancement

MoCa opened its new, permanent home, in the midst of Cleveland's Uptown cultural district in 2012, and since has significantly grown its programs, audiences, and outreach. Further driving our growth in 2019, on the occasion of our 50th Anniversary we unveiled OPEN HOUSE. A group of programs and initiatives that aim to lower barriers, and increase and deepen engagement, OPEN HOUSE includes making moCa free to all, but is much, much more. As we've lowered barriers and increased our outreach and engagement, we are happy to attract more diverse audiences, including visitors who may not be as comfortable or familiar with the arts or contemporary art, specifically.
As we recently eclipsed our 50th Anniversary and as our engagement approach and audiences evolve, we believe this is the perfect time to audit both our current and past membership structure and benefits, as well as those of our peers. We also plan to engage current and prospective members and donors to survey them on what benefits, attributes, and offerings are most important to them. In response, we endeavor to create a unique and impactful program that represents what moCa is today, and the new audiences it serves. Through this project, the Development Intern will gain hands-on experience with all aspects of the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland's membership and donor (individual, corporate, foundation, government, etc.) programs. This experience will expose the intern to all facets of member and donor acquisition and fulfillment including research, data management, communications and outreach, cultivation and stewardship, and event management. With other moCa staff, this person will be responsible for program research and restructuring, assisting with event planning, data entry and mailings, and foundation relations and communications. Through these projects and responsibilities, this individual will gain valuable experience with project management, research, database management, donor relations, and marketing and communications.
• Commitment to donor confidentiality and equity.
• Solid organizational and analytical skills.
• Strong writing and communications skills, as well as attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and adapt to a fast-paced but good-humored environment
• Ability to work independently but also to take a collaborative and creative approach to projects
• Proven ability to complete projects meeting deadlines
• Interest in information systems and databases
• moCa is a very fast-paced environment that requires all staff, interns included, to manage their time and work independently as required.

• 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 Polly Mytinger at with the subject "Arts Intern 2020 Approved Application". Please note that incomplete and unapproved applications cannot be accepted.