SMoCA Docent Program

Do you love contemporary art? Are you a great storyteller? Do you love learning and want to share that knowledge with others? Join our SMoCA Docent Program and immerse yourself in the amazing world of contemporary art.

Through this program, you’ll learn about museums, contemporary art and, most importantly, engagement techniques for all kinds of visitors. No special training or background in art is required, and applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged. You will be rewarded with opportunities to participate in SMoCA and across all branches of Scottsdale Arts in unique and exciting ways.

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Scottsdale Arts offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. Scottsdale Arts is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is vested with the responsibility of administering and developing the arts within the city of Scottsdale. Our internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

How to Apply

  1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
  2. Please provide:

– Resume

– Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only; no letters, please)

– Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.

  1. Complete the online application found here.


FALL Internships (August-December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30


SPRING Internships (January-May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30


SUMMER Internships (June-August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30

(NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)


Internships Available:

At this time there are no internships available. Please refer to the openings and deadlines for other semesters above.

Questions? Email: Resumes@ScottsdaleArts.org