Museum of Outdoor Arts | Internship


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February 17, 2023


About the Museum of Outdoor Arts:
MOA is a Colorado based non-profit arts organization. We are known for our large outdoor sculpture collection that is placed in public and semi-public areas throughout Englewood and Greenwood Village, CO. The museum is supported through its ownership of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, where its sculpture park, Marjorie Park, is located. The park is open for general admission and events and attracts tens of thousands of visitors and concert goers annually.

About the Design and Build Program:
Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided an opportunity for young artists, students, and creative minds to express their creativity in collaborative art making projects. Assisted by professional artists, Design and Build participants produce exciting and original site-specific art works for publicly accessible spaces in the Denver metro area. Interns find creative solutions to practical challenges as they master the skills to transform their creative ideas into finished pieces.

The program generates temporary public art/exhibitions and offers lessons in collaborative teamwork, problem-solving, and aesthetic and technical considerations. From concept to installation, students must consider all elements of the public art process, including environmental concern, safety, budgeting, project design, proposal writing, maquette making, construction, installation, and removal. When installed, Design and Build artworks enliven the everyday life of the community.

Job Description:
Collaboratively create artwork(s) for temporary display at The Museum of Outdoor Arts' Marjorie Park location in Greenwood Village, CO. MOA is seeking up to 8 interns for the Summer 2023 program to work under the direction of our professional Artist Fellow and Resource Artist. Participants will have an opportunity to collaboratively create unique and site-specific installations or sculptures for outdoor installation at Marjorie Park. MOA will host an artist reception at the conclusion of the program and the artwork(s) will be on public view through spring of 2024.

From concept development, proposal review, materials procurement, and timeline and budget management, to creation and installation, this immersive 8-week program will provide interns the opportunity to participate completely in the art making process. All materials and tools will be provided. Open to undergrads, graduate bound and emerging artists (recent graduates within 1 year of graduation are eligible to apply).

The Summer 2023 Design and Build internship program is taking place at our partner site located at the Sculpture Lab of the College of Arts & Media on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver in Downtown Denver. Applicants are not required to attend CU Denver to apply as the program accepts applications from any student or recent grad within the US. The program will operate beginning June 14, 2023 and conclude August 5, 2023 (8 weeks total). Work hours are M-F, 9:30am-5pm.

Housing is NOT provided; however, a limited supply of reduced cost, on-campus housing is open to participating interns through the campus department of housing, subject to availability. Participants must arrange their own housing.

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COVID-19 Considerations: Participants must adhere to all CU Denver campus guidelines. Information may be found at

Internship Dates:
June 14, 2023 - August 5, 2023. M-F 9:30am - 5:00pm 30-35 hours per week*.
*some outside time may be required as necessary.
Artist Reception will be August 5, 2023, 5-8pm

*Note - Applicant MUST be available for the entire duration of the program as this is an intensive, collaborative program.

Required Qualifications:
Ideal candidates for this program should have a good understanding of or be enrolled in programs such as painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working, carpentry, industrial design, installation art, engineering, electronic engineering, digital media production, or other creative program.

Preferred Qualifications:
• MOA seeks well rounded, mature individuals with a high degree of professionalism who can bring several skills to the program.
• Applicants must work well in a team environment as this program is highly collaborative.
• Open to undergrads, graduate bound, and emerging artists (recent graduates within 1 year of graduation are eligible to apply).

Compensation and Optional Credit:
• A $3,000 stipend will be provided to each participant.
• An additional $300 stipend will be provided for parking/public transit expense.
• All CU Denver students need to have a learning agreement on file with the Experiential Learning Center prior to beginning the internship, regardless of for-credit or not-for-credit.
• CU Denver students will have the option to take the class (ARTS 4939) for credit (3 credits) or complete the internship not for credit.
• Non-CU affiliated students will be able to apply and participate but will not receive support from the ELC team. They should work through their home institution if seeking internship credit.

How to Apply:
The application period for Summer 2023 is now open and applications are due by April 2, 2023. All application materials must be submitted as a SINGLE PDF through our online application portal:

Please include the following in a single PDF file through our online application portal:
• Cover Letter
• Resume, including the contact information of two professional or academic references that we may contact.
• Digital Portfolio (at least 5, but no more than 10 examples of past creative work. We want to see the work that you are most proud of!)

All application materials MUST be combined and submitted in a SINGLE PDF file. Multiple files will not be accepted.

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