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About MOCA GA’s Residency Program
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
- Grant writing/research
- Membership development
- Special event planning and execution
HOW TO APPLY: Graduate students interested in the fields of museum studies or arts administration should send a resume and cover letter explaining what skills, experience, and interest she/he will bring to MOCA GA and what the resident hopes to accomplish and learn during the residency. Cover letter should also indicate availability. Occasional Saturday work may be required.
Please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2016. Indicate your area of interest within the Museum or Arts Administration field.
Send any questions to Erin Green at email@example.com
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 Grace Raymond, Claudia Patton, Annette Cone-Skelton, Sophie Hobbs, Susan Antinori, Cynthia Green, Harvey Hill, Ann Rowles, Amy Johns, Jennifer Kimball, and four anonymous donors.