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Teen Mentor 
Department: Learning                                    
Reports To:  Megan Green – Manager of Studio Initiatives     
Responsibility: Facilitating Teen Open Studio  
Salary Range: $10.00 an hour
FLSA Status:  Part-time, contingent                                      
Work schedule: Thursdays 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Fridays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Job Summary:
The Teen Mentor will report to the Teen Leads Facilitator. This position will be responsible for facilitating teen drop-in nights on Thursday evenings from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. at CMA. Included in these duties are mentoring and coaching teens, setting up the Innovation Lab and Studio for teen drop-in evenings at CMA, monitoring spaces, attendance and documentation of teen making, thinking, and growth. This position will also assist in the marketing, developing and facilitating workshops, making connections with partner organizations and guest presenters, assisting with visioning for CMA drop-in nights, and other duties as needed. 


  1. High School Degree and/or current enrollment in an undergraduate program in the arts (studio art, art education, music, performance), degree preferred but not required.
  2. Audio/sound editing and production skills preferred but not required. Specifically, Garage Band and Logic Pro. Experience working with digital media, especially gaming culture, trends and development.
  3. Experience and passion for mentoring and working with teens.
  4. Excellent communication, people, and problem-solving skills.
  5. Positive attitude and sense of humor.
  6. Willingness to be flexible with work schedule to accommodate programs.
  7. Assist with visitor engagement inside Teen Open Studio.
  8. Must have reliable transportation.

Uniform Requirements: This position does require casual work attire.
Physical Demands: Must be able to read, comprehend, and communicate via email, phone, and in-person. Must be able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: Each employee is responsible for promoting the CMA mission and values, creating and fostering both a positive work environment and a positive visitor experience.  Every employee is responsible for fostering a positive, collaborative, team-focused environment in working with colleagues at all levels within the organization, and with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.  CMA work environment experiences a full range of activity from bustling activity to quiet, contemplative work. 


Internship Opportunities

Administration: Learn how a museum operates and functions as a non-profit institution. Assist with administrative tasks and behind-the-scene work to explore what it takes to make a museum run.

Collections: Work with Museum registrars to monitor, track, and record the artworks in the collection as well as those traveling for exhibitions. Work with the archives and records of the artwork in the collection.

Exhibitions: Discover how galleries and exhibitions come together. This department manages the galleries, makes frames and cases, handles and delivers artwork, and more.

Curatorial: Learn about the artwork in CMA’s collection and how exhibitions are conceived of and developed. Work with the museum collection and traveling exhibitions researching information about art and artists. (Upper-class and graduate students only please.)

Learning & Experience: Connect with our visitors. Gain hands-on experience in front-end operations, public programming, school programming, or drop-in gallery experiences.

Development: This department makes connections with businesses and individuals through endowments, memberships, and donations. Help to keep the museum strong by building key relationships.

All internships are unpaid.
Schedules are flexible.

Internships are offered in the autumn, spring, and summer.

Application due dates:
Autumn: August 15
Winter/Spring: November 30
Summer: March 15

Download the application here.

Contact Amanda Kepner at with any further questions about internships at CMA.