Internships & Studio Monitor Opportunities


We are now accepting Internship applications for Summer 2017.

This summer, MCBA will be hosting the 2017 Book Art Biennial. This special event will consist of custom workshops, corresponding gallery exhibits, and a gala celebration and awards ceremony. Additionally, this will involve the participation of every MCBA department, and all internships will require availability from July 17 through July 23.

Internship opportunities are unpaid. In addition to on-the-job experience and being part of the vibrant downtown arts community, interns receive a free one-year membership to MCBA. After completion of 100 hours, interns qualify for a free MCBA Adult Education class or workshop of up to 12 hours (intern must pay supply fee if applicable).

For students interested in a 15-20 hour per week internship, duties for two departments may be combined at the applicant and MCBA’s agreement.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the following periods:
Spring (January to May): applications due December 15
Summer (June to August): applications due May 1
Fall (September to December): applications due August 15

To apply for these positions, please submit the following to

  • A cover letter discussing past experience and why you want to work at MCBA
  • A professional resume
  • Contact info for three references (name, title, phone number, email address)

Please specify preferred internship area(s) in the subject line of the email and in your cover letter.

Studio Monitors

Studio Monitors are expected to aid Open Studio attendees with basic functioning and troubleshooting of equipment in the studios as well as perform basic maintenance tasks. Applicants should have experience with the equipment and processes in the studios they hope to monitor. At times, Studio Monitors may be asked to perform other small administrative tasks during their Studio Monitor hours.

In exchange for this service, Studio Monitors will receive: Free training in the use and maintenance of studio equipment in which they monitor, 24-hour studio access, storage space for the duration of the position, and the option to audit one MCBA class per session.

Studio Monitors may be considered candidates for paid teaching opportunities, especially in one-day or short-term workshops.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is currently accepting applications for Studio Monitor positions for the period of May 2017 through May 2018. These five, 13-month long volunteer positions are to be competitively awarded on the basis of application.

To apply for these positions, please submit the following to

  • A professional resumé
  • 3-5 images of recent work (72 dpi with one side no larger than 1000 pixels)
  • A brief statement detailing your training in the area for which you wish to apply
  • Names and contact information for three references

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