Reopening on September 16 with new exhibitions.

OTF Public Programme and Learning Interns

The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto is at the heart of the art ecosystem. MOCA will be ambitiously inclusive, interdisciplinary, and internationally renowned through our work with artists and a place for everyone to explore, provoke ideas, and challenge the current cultural moment.

We intend to achieve this vision through our mission:

  • To present rotating exhibitions and programmes that prioritize twenty-first-century artistic production, primarily through the commissioning of new work
  • To foster active dialogue and participation, celebrate complexity, and serve as an inclusive cultural hub in a hyper-diverse city and world.

Our values guide our work:

  • Equitable, inclusive, and accessible
  • Artist-centred, interdisciplinary, and process-oriented
  • Critical and transformative
  • Reciprocal and relationship-based
  • Locally rooted and globally connected
  • Courageous and responsible

MOCA has been actively adapting to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and will continue to do so, ensuring staff and visitor safety and striving to maintain a supportive work environment.

Position Summary

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Closing on: August 14, 2022
Start Date: September 19, 2022
Employment Type:
Internship, semester-long contract (2 days/week for 20 weeks, flexible, with weekend and evening hours, and subject to extension)
Reporting to: Curator of Public Programmes
Salary: $4,800
Number of Positions: 

MOCA Toronto is seeking students in Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Education, Arts Management or related fields with experience working or interning in a teaching, marketing or programming capacity, and with a keen interest in arts education, ideally in a museum, gallery, cultural institution or academic environment. The two positions offered at MOCA Toronto will support the Public Programmes and Learning department with a focus on the development and delivery of educational outreach initiatives and facilitating the museum’s learning initiatives. MOCA is committed to developing holistic learning programmes that appeal to a wide demographic and prioritize inclusivity and equitable access for all visitors. While both these positions are situated within the Public Programmes and Learning teams, there will be opportunities for engagement with various other departments across MOCA Toronto, including Marketing, Development and Visitor Services.

MOCA Toronto believes that diversity strengthens and enriches us and that it is crucial to provide support and opportunities to assist with making the galleries, museums, arts and culture sector a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We actively encourage applicants of all gender expressions, cultural backgrounds and abilities. In particular, we welcome applications from members from Indigenous, Black, people of colour, newcomer, disability and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

Outreach and Facilitation Intern

A key function of this role is to support and assist in the outreach and facilitation of MOCA Public and Learning Programmes. This may include aiding in the development and delivery of MOCA’s learning resources and programming, as well as liaising directly with educators, artists, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups, with the intention to grow and develop MOCA Toronto’s outreach initiatives and educational network. The interns will work directly with the aforementioned groups, providing substantial opportunity for hands-on learning with regards to arts-facilitation and learning programme development in the context of a cultural institution.


  • Support the Learning Coordinator on internal advisory committees and outreach activities
  • Research for outreach and relationship building for Public Programmes and Learning initiatives, with a focus on community engagement and relationship-building with school and arts education groups
  • Provide administrative support for Public Programmes and Learning projects, including marketing, development reporting and programme coordination
  • Provide production support for Public Programmes and Learning projects, with a focus on learning and education initiatives for various age groups
  • Support and conduct tours for school groups (in-person and online) with a focus on G1–8
  • Provide support to the Public Programmes and Learning staff to facilitate onsite and virtual learning activities and programming
  • Assist the Learning Coordinator and Curator of Public Programmes in the research, production and delivery of MOCA’s online educational resources
  • Provide administrative support for Public Programmes and Learning projects, including marketing, development reporting and programme coordination


  • Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary school programme, ideally in an Art History, Museum Studies, Art Education or Arts Management programme
  • A demonstrated interest in contemporary art, including but not limited to visual culture, performance, community-rooted arts practice and public art
  • Well-developed community engagement skills, ideally with experience working with teachers, artists, community organizers and/or student groups
  • Strong research and writing skills, comfortable using word processing/spreadsheet software, ideally with experience using Google Suite and online project management software such as Asana
  • Comfortable creating social media and other marketing content as needed, within MOCA Toronto’s internal guidelines
  • Experience in facilitating open calls, soliciting engagement requests or managing evaluation/feedback projects a benefit
  • Comfortable presenting to and working with the public
  • A collaborative worker, comfortable with actively engaging with other staff and team members
  • Curious and interested in learning about working within an arts institution, particularly within a contemporary arts organization that prioritizes site-specific, commission-oriented programming, featuring a wide range of media and practices
  • Experience working with children and youth will be considered a strong asset
  • Ability to work independently on related areas of interest
  • Willing to work during peak visitation periods on weekends and evenings
  • Willing and able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening

Equity and Diversity

MOCA Toronto advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

MOCA Toronto is committed to ensuring that MOCA Toronto is an inclusive space where community members are treated with respect and dignity. MOCA Toronto encourages applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

How to Apply

Please apply using the application form. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.