Internship Opportunity: Development Operations Intern

MOCA Toronto is motivated by the principle that museums and their programmes are culturally and socially beneficial to the diversity of the communities they serve. MOCA supports and promotes forward-thinking artistic experimentation and provides a community space for enrichment, discourse, collaboration and creativity. Working across all contemporary art forms, MOCA’s programmes empower local artists and engage the Toronto art scene while contributing to the international art community and scholarship.

MOCA is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The evolution of the Museum is made possible through a unique alliance with Castlepoint Auto Building Inc, public sector funders, private donors, members, sponsors and a network of cross-sectoral partners.

Position Summary

Location: Toronto, ON
Closing: June 6, 2021
Start date: July 5, 2021 (11 weeks)
Employment Type: Internship, grant-funded (Young Canada Works, certain employment restrictions apply)
Salary: $17.00/hour
Reporting to: Director of Development

MOCA is seeking an information design, library sciences or museum studies student to help streamline data collection and storage to support fundraising and marketing initiatives.

Over the four-month placement, the Development Operations Intern will conduct a review of how development data is currently stored, make a plan for operational improvements, and work with the team to implement recommended changes. In the second half of the placement, the Development Operations Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to practical application of their data work by rolling out a segmented membership campaign in collaboration with the Membership Coordinator, Marketing Manager, and Senior Manager of Development. The project will culminate in the creation of a summative presentation and report to MOCA’s staff team on their findings and analysis.

The position will enable MOCA to better understand trends in donor and member engagement, which will inform fundraising and growth strategies.The student will have the opportunity to be part of MOCA’s recovery and growth following the pandemic related closures, while also learning about fundraising in the cultural sector and receiving mentorship from MOCA’s artistic and administrative teams.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in contemporary art and the museum environment. They should have strong planning and organizational abilities as well as experience executing data storage and analysis.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work on a meaningful project end to end and help shape the organization’s evolution. The Development Operations Intern will primarily be working under the guidance of MOCA’s Development team but will also have direct access to mentorship from MOCA’s other departments and senior leadership. This opportunity will provide the Development Operations Intern with a supportive learning environment in which to apply skills and gain experience.


  • Applicant must be enrolled in a museums studies, library science, information design or comparable program at the university or college level
  • A natural curiosity and an interest in contemporary art
  • Proficiency in MS Office, database management and good keyboarding skills
  • Demonstrated research, data management and writing skills
  • Good verbal/written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with a diversity of staff
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with any individuals in the museum, the community or the organization
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example

Equity and Diversity

MOCA Toronto advocates equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to diversity in the workplace.

MOCA Toronto is committed to ensuring that MOCA Toronto is an inclusive space where community members are treated with respect and dignity. MOCA Toronto encourages applications from everyone, including but not limited to women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, people with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

How to Apply

As this position is funded by Young Canada Works, certain restrictions apply. Please apply by submitting your application through this application form. Due to our limited resources, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.