Enrich the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art.
Build a destination museum that is locally relevant and internationally significant.
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Please download the volunteer application here.
The Orange County Museum of Art offers flexible schedules and a range of opportunities to get involved in our volunteer programs. From community events to exhibition tours and development drives, there is something for all interests:
FREE SECOND SUNDAYS
The Museum is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with the public and are eager to help with these special events. Volunteers will gain experience in customer service, hands-on art project instruction, and Museum public programming. Long term and single day positions are currently available; for more information please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application to the attention of Family & Public Programs Manager. Must be at least 18 years old to apply. Please contact Kelly Bishop at email@example.com for more information.
Teach the public about art in our exhibitions and collection and serve as the link between art and the visitor. Docents make contemporary art meaningful and accessible to students and adult groups through interactive tours. For inquiries, please contact the Education Department.
Gain experience in a fun retail environment; learn customer service, inventory management, and merchandising in a museum setting. For inquiries, please contact the Visitor Services Department.
Welcome visitors into the museum and engage guests with information about exhibitions on view. For inquiries, please contact the Visitor Services Department.
Learn about the Museum’s membership drives and outreach by assisting with major mailings and the donor database; coordinate check-in at member receptions, openings and other special events. For inquiries, please contact the Development Department.
Gain valuable hands on experience in education, the arts, and the non-profit sector.
OCMA Education INTERNSHIP
Education interns provide inquiry-based school and public tours, assist with teaching hands-on art projects, as well as engage the community through a variety of school, interpretative, and public programs. Interns will receive training in gallery teaching, touring philosophy, working with different audiences, and engaging the community. Interns have the opportunity to participate in all elements of programming from marketing to research to planning and implementation of education programs. Interns also benefit from professional development programs and field trips designed to launch them into their chosen career.
Candidates must be available at least two days a week in either the morning or afternoon, Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm, as well as have some flexible evening and weekend hours. The internship will begin in July 2014 and continue until June 2015. This internship is unpaid, but can be completed for academic credit. Click here for the application.
OCMA Marketing Internship
Applications for internships within the Marketing department are accepted year-round. To apply, please fill out the internship application. Please complete the application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention: Marketing Department. Only complete applications will be processed. For inquiries, please contact the Marketing Department.
• Must be dedicated and committed
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently, many projects will be self-directed
• Open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates
OCMA Development Internship
Development interns are an integral part of the fundraising team, supporting exhibitions and public programs at the Orange County Museum of Art. Interns engage with members and donors through events, as well as assist with fundraising communications, database maintenance, and various research projects. Interns will receive training in the basics of engaging the community to support an organization, donor communications and stewardship, prospect research, and events.
• Help maintain donor database, including data entry and clean-up
• Assist with donor communications, including direct mail, electronic communications, and telephone contacts
• Provide administrative support for development programs
• Carry out research as assigned
• Attend development special events, assisting with guest check-in and event details
• Reliable, dedicated and committed
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written; and an ability to converse with a diverse public
• Enjoys working in a dynamic, often deadline driven, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently as needed on self-directed projects
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with internet search engines
• Professional demeanor
• Interest and a background in the arts, specifically modern and contemporary visual art, a plus
Must be available at least 2 days a week in the morning or afternoon, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30am-5:00pm, as well as some flexible evening and weekend hours.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please download an application and submit to the Education Department. Please mail completed application to Attn. School and Tour Programs Assistant, Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Only complete applications will be processed. Applicants must be available to be interviewed.
part-time museum security guArd
This position is responsible for the security and safety of the Museum collections, the Museum building, and the Museum staff & visitors in terms of preventing theft & damage, securing the premises, and providing customer services to museum visitors. May also includes light maintenance duties. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE