Opportunities

Left: A couple admires a painting by Ricardo Mazal. Photo: Aaron Abbott; Right: a museum group tour.

Become a Part of the Art Community

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art provides a variety of opportunities for those wishing to gain exposure to the workings of a contemporary art museum. Whether you’re a student looking to gain college credit through an internship, or you’d like to share some of your talents, skills and enthusiasm as a volunteer or as a Docent, there’s an exciting opportunity that awaits you here at SMoCA!

Internships

SMoCA’s internships offer undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students access to the entire staff as well as the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of museum practice.


Volunteering

Are you looking for ways to give back to the community or to share some of your skills and experience with a local arts non-profit?  Would you like to become involved with the world of dynamic contemporary art and museum practice? SMoCA volunteers serve the Museum in crucial ways by assisting with programs, events and administrative operations.


Docent Program

Docents are volunteers who have graduated from SMoCA’s stimulating training program to share their art knowledge with Museum visitors, schools, retirement homes and community groups. To find out how you can become a prospective Docent, attend one of our bi-annual informational Docent Coffee Meetings.


Artist Submissions

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes unsolicited artist submissions which are reviewed by the curatorial department two to three times annually.


Employment

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is a division of the Scottsdale Cultural Council (SCC), a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) management organization contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage SMoCA along with the City-owned Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Public Art. View a current list of employment opportunities offered through the SCC.