C.I.T.Y. Teen Program

(Creative Inspiration Through Youth)

Want to gain mentorship and exposure to creative professions while working alongside innovative and passionate museum professionals? Would you like to develop programs and curate exhibits, interact with visitors, and learn about the operations of a one-of-a-kind arts and technology museum?

The C.I.T.Y. (Creative Inspiration Through Youth) Teen Program is an internship opportunity designed specifically for high school students (ages 14-17). It combines museum facilitation experience with a mentoring environment, providing useful skills often unseen among students at this age.

C.I.T.Y. Guides are leaders, role models, and ambassadors for the Children’s Creativity Museum. During their time at the Museum, C.I.T.Y. Guides improve their ability to express themselves through art, acquire skills in communication and teamwork, while gaining mentorship and exposure to creative industries.

The C.I.T.Y. Teen Program emphasizes leadership development, community service, and mentorship. High school students are selected each year to facilitate the Children’s Creativity Museum experience by assisting visitors of all ages. During the program, C.I.T.Y. Guides receive training to advance their creative and technical skills from beginner to expert level in core areas such as creating clay animation movies, producing music videos, composing digital art and design thinking.

Highly motivated teens with a strong interest in learning about art, media, technology, working with people of all ages, and becoming community leaders should get involved.

If you are interested in applying to participate in the C.I.T.Y. Teen Program for the 2014-15 school year, click HERE to apply as a Teen Lab Assistant this spring semester. We are asking all interested candidates to first volunteer for our next application process into the C.I.T.Y. Teen Program.

Check out this video of our C.I.T.Y. Teens creating an original song “Children’s Paradise” during a 3-day music production workshop:


This program is made possible in part by the generous contribution of supporters including including the Best Buy Children’s Foundation, California Consumer Protection Foundation, The Campbell Foundation, The David B. Gold Foundation, GGS Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, Kimball Foundation, Miranda Lux Foundation, Yahoo! Employee Foundation, and Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

  • Hours

    WED. - SUN., 10AM to 4PM
    CLOSED SEPT. 1-12, 2014