The MFA offers two, paid summer opportunities for Boston-area teens to gain valuable work experience in a lively and creative environment. Teens are introduced to a variety of museum professions and have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops facilitated by Museum staff.
Teen Arts Council
The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is the MFA’s leadership development program and paid job opportunity for Boston-area teens. The TAC offers participants the opportunity to engage with art, culture, and history; develop workplace and team building skills; and learn about a range of professional options and career paths. Participants create and implement programs and events for their peers and the general public, and advise the MFA on engagement strategies for local teens and their families. Participants also have the opportunity to create wall labels in the wordUP program to accompany the curatorial labels in the Museum’s galleries. Applicants must attend a Boston public school and/or live in Boston.
Curatorial Study Hall Internship
The Curatorial Study Hall internship is a specialized project-based internship where students get to explore and delve deeper into exhibition creation, interpretation, and design. This program provides an excellent opportunity to develop career experience and a closer connection to art, meet great people, and explore the Museum and its collection. No art or museum background is necessary. Must be a current participant in youth organizations Becoming a Man or The BASE.