"Mathaf Voices" 2017

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is a platform for many ways of looking at and thinking about art. Located in Education City, we encourage exploration, learning, creativity, and exchange through our diverse programs and exhibitions. Each year, through the Mathaf Voices program we invite a small group of passionate individuals from various fields to work with the Museum Education department. Participants have the opportunity to learn about modern and contemporary art, build their research and communication skills, and lead exhibition tours. Mathaf Voice interns & volunteers also serve as ambassadors for Mathaf in the community.

What does it take to be a “Mathaf Voice”?

Mathaf Voices interns & volunteers should be dynamic and social, ready to engage with both artworks and visitors of various interests and backgrounds. A “Mathaf Voice” must be interested in art and believes in its possibility to transform society.

What does the program involve?

The 2017 program lasts 4 months upon the availability of the participant. Mathaf Voices are expected to work 10-12 hours total per month (which includes meetings, training sessions, and special museum programs and events). Sessions are scheduled during museum operating hours and on weekends.

Who should apply?

  • Any applicant with an interest in art, and a desire to develop their research and communication skills. University students encouraged.
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Arabic or other languages is helpful.
  • You must be available to work 10-12 hours per month
  • What will I get out of this placement?
  • Training in public speaking, leadership, and museum education
  • Enhanced skills in academic and art historical research
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art and artists
  • Experience planning events and the chance to meet local and international artists
  • Understanding career paths in the arts through meetings with arts professionals
  • Interaction with individuals passionate about art
  • The internship program is unpaid, but you will receive a recommendation letter and a certificate.

How do I apply?

Complete the application below and submit your CV via this page