The Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia (MOCA GA) is offering an exciting opportunity for graduate students interested in arts administration. Selected residents will receive a stipend of $2,500 for this 220-hour, three-month summer residency. Residents will be selected to work with MOCA GA staff to gain experience in one or more of the following executive leadership specialty areas:
Exhibition planning and execution
Special event planning and execution
Stay tuned for future opportunities!
About the program
Each year, two graduate students interested in museum studies or arts administration join the graduate residency program—a paid, part-time position at MOCA GA that shadows each executive staff member in order to gain relevant job experience. At the end of a 6 month period, each resident has worked closely with each department within the organization and proposes a project that they then implement at MOCA GA. These qualified students are given more responsibility than undergraduate interns and are able to apply the skills they are learning in the classroom in a real, challenging Museum setting.
Past residents have implemented final projects such as a Volunteer Docent Training Program, a full reorganization of the Museum’s archives, and a Planned Giving Program. As a small Museum, these programs are extremely valuable and give the student a tangible project that they can see grow in future years and show potential employers.
This program is made possible by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and private donors.