Two Students Take a Closer Look at Works in the UNF Gallery
Image courtesy of Thomas Hager. 

Transformational learning opportunities await

MOCA Jacksonville provides University of North Florida students with many opportunities to broaden and deepen their education. MOCA functions as an academic think tank for the art, artists, and ideas of our time, and students are invited to be actively engaged. 

free membership

UNF Students can register for free to become a MOCA Member, which includes benefits such as free admission, program discounts, and more. Click here to learn more. 

Free admission

Daily admission to the Museum is free for students with current UNF identification. Students are also eligible for discounted MOCA Memberships, which offer benefits such as discounted classes, programs, and invites to exclusive events. 


Seniors in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design may apply for this highly competitive opportunity that awards access to a MOCA Jacksonville art studio and exhibition space to complete a new body of work and hone skills over the course of a final semester. Click here to learn more. 

MOCA Ambassadors

This paid position is offered exclusively to UNF students from any academic department. MOCA Ambassadors play a key role in activating the museum’s mission to “promote the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time.” MOCA Ambassadors act as in-gallery educators, assist with guest relations and customer service, and provide special event staffing. They gain useful professional knowledge that can be broadly applied to many fields. Click here to learn more.


The internship program at MOCA Jacksonville offers undergraduate and graduate students an exciting opportunity to gain real experience in a contemporary art museum. Internships are available throughout the year in marketing, curatorial, education, and operations. Click here to learn more. 

Federal Work Study

UNF students who are eligible for and accept Federal Work Study (FWS) funding may apply to the MOCA Jacksonville team. Part-time positions are offered in a variety of departments, providing valuable experiences to students from any academic department. Visit our employment page to see current openings. 

Classes at MOCA

UNF classes are held at the Museum throughout the academic year. 

UNF Gallery at MOCA

UNF faculty curate exhibitions in a dedicated gallery on MOCA Jacksonville's second floor. The Museum holds free receptions for the opening of each of these exhibitions with opportunities to meet the artists.

Public programs

MOCA Jacksonville holds dozens of free events throughout the year, including artist talks, film screenings, concerts, and performances.

Class tours

MOCA Jacksonville partners with UNF faculty to provide tours specifically designed to enhance the content of each class.