Jobs & Internships

Be a museum hero!

Become part of the Cartoon Art Museum team and help to preserve comics and animation history.

 

There are no open positions at this time. Please check back later for new opportunities, and explore our volunteering and internship openings!

 
 

The Cartoon Art Museum is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

VOLUNTEER

Get behind the scenes!

Do you love comics and animation? Are you a cheerful, confident person who loves talking to people from all over the world?

Cartoon Art Museum volunteers help us with our daily operations and select events, greeting visitors and processing tickets and book sales, as well as creative tasks such as kids’ activities.

 
 

Internships

The museum sponsors several regular internship positions, each with a minimum commitment of three months. Internships are usually filled on a by-semester schedule; however, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. We also offer internships that correspond to academic degrees for related fields, such as museum studies.

All interns are invited to attend all special events, opening receptions, fundraisers, and special programs. You’ll have behind-the-scenes access to a working museum and creative opportunities.

All internships are unpaid. We encourage applicants seeking educational credit to apply.

Please contact office@cartoonart.org for more information.

 
 

Public Programs Internship

The Public Programs Intern assists in the development, implementation, and management of dynamic programs for a diverse audience through various interpretative approaches to the Cartoon Art Museum’s collection and exhibitions. The intern works closely with the education director and the curator to develop programs. The intern primarily focuses on programming linked to the upcoming exhibitions for the current season and the following two seasons.

Responsibilities

  • Write texts for programs as needed

  • Assist in developing family guides, tours, lectures, and workshops for upcoming exhibitions

  • Assist in creating evaluation tools for temporary and permanent exhibitions

  • Research possibilities for the future growth of the education department

Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

  • Independent thinking and problem solving, while being a hands-on team player

  • Research skills

  • Commitment of at least 10 to 20 hours a week for a minimum of three months

  • Knowledge of FileMaker and Microsoft Office helpful

  • Museum Studies student preferred, but not required

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide the following:

  • Cover letter: explain what you can contribute to the Cartoon Art Museum, why you want to intern at the museum, and your expectations for your internship

  • Resume or CV

  • Contact information for three personal or professional references upon request

 

Submit via mail to:

Cartoon Art Museum
ATTN: Summerlea Kashar
781 Beach Street, Fl 1
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or email to: office@cartoonart.org

 
 
 

Development Internship

The Development Intern works closely with the Cartoon Art Museum’s Executive Director and/or Director of Development. The intern is exposed to all areas of development, with a particular emphasis on grant research, cultivation event planning, and membership. The intern assists in the research, development, writing, reporting and submission of grant proposals. The intern will depart with an expanded professional portfolio and with greater understanding of the organizational importance of development to the museum institution as a whole. Project ownership and facilitation are encouraged.

Responsibilities

  • Manage incoming memberships

  • Assist in writing proposals, letters of inquiry, and other communication with funders

  • Collect and submit data for grant reports

  • Provide concrete support in the production of grant proposals, fund solicitation, and organizational structuring

  • Research new grant and fundraiser possibilities

  • Plan cultivation events

  • General development-related tasks such as data entry and file organization

Requirements

  • Commitment of at least 8 to 20 hours a week for a minimum of three months

  • Able to work during regular weekday business hours

  • Able to meet tight deadlines

  • Experience with databases (FileMaker preferred)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent organizational and research skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Reliability and attention to detail

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide the following:

  • Cover letter: explain what you can contribute to the Cartoon Art Museum, why you want to intern at the museum, and your expectations for your internship

  • Resume or CV

  • Contact information for three personal or professional references upon request

 

Submit via mail to:

Cartoon Art Museum
ATTN: Summerlea Kashar
781 Beach Street, Fl 1
San Francisco, CA 94109

Or email to: office@cartoonart.org