Saturday, December 2, 2023

Mass MoCA: “Interns will be required to work up to 50 hours per week…could be longer”


As if screwing up art installations with artists is not enough, Mass MoCA continues on its self-serving journey of not only wanting to claim ownership over other artists’ art projects and their attending intellectual property rights (remember Christoph Büchel?), they also want to make sure that they’re at the apex of labor exploitation.

Just read this absurd job offer, where “interns” will be required to work up to 50 hours per week, and sometimes even more.

Intern will be working directly with the Manager of Foundations and Corporate Grants and the Membership Coordinator on all aspects of MASS MoCA’s fundraising activities, including research, grant-writing, direct mail, special events and database management. Interns will be required to work up to 50 hours per week, although some weeks could be longer.  In an average week, you will spend two days working on foundations and corporate grants and two days on membership, with the remaining day alternating as workload requires.

But hurry. Deadline is June 27th, and you get “free” housing. Remarkable!

UPDATE: June 18, 2014

Here’s the official statement from Intern Labor Rights.


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