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Internships

How to Apply

Internships are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Applications for college-credit internships must be submitted at least 30 days before the semester starts, and supervisor approval may be required. Submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee that an internship will be granted. Staff will do their best to work with you and determine if the schedule and space will allow for a specified number of internships each semester. We look forward to working with you!

Complete an application form, which you may download by clicking here.
You may email the completed forms to:
Mandy Altimus Pond, Archivist

OR

Please mail the completed form to:
Internships
Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646

Pictured above are interns Becky Seesan and Andy Hayt. For their 2014 summer internship, they inventoried and photographed more than 2,000 flat file items, including maps, blueprints, posters, newspapers, and land documents.
Interns Nick Samples and Kyle Saylor assist doctoral student Gerry Prout with his research on "General" Jacob Coxey, 2011.
Volunteer Deb Altimus and intern Tim Vlacovsky began inventorying the 990 blueprints from architectural firm Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, & Doll in 2011.

There are several types of internships at the Massillon Museum which are appropriate for careers in museums and galleries, and also for those with an interest in the arts, history, business, education, public history, and non-profits.

Internships can qualify for college credit if this type of experience is required by your degree. They can provide meaningful hands on experience, and unique networking opportunities with professionals. The museum operates with a very small staff, so you can be sure that your work will be important and valued.

Which internship is right for you? Review the following departments to see what areas are available.

Permanent Collection

If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Curator Heather Haden (click here to email her) or call with questions: 330-833-4061 x112.

Collection Inventory

Help build the inventory of our 100,000+ piece collection with categories that include costumes and textiles, musical instruments, toys, glass, photography, industrial equipment, nursing, sports, archaeology, anthropology, ceramics, fine art and sculpture.

Cataloguing

Learn how an object becomes part of a museum’s collection.

Archives

If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Archivist Mandy Pond (click here to email her) or call with questions: 330-833-4061 x113.

Oral Histories

Transcribe interviews with local figures, conduct new interviews, digitize oral histories onto CD and into web formats

Archival Collections

Aid the Archivist with scanning, inventorying, and rehousing archival documents. These include everything from Civil War letters to local school records, and everything in between related to Massillon history.

Photography Collection Scanning

The Massillon Museum has over 60,000 photographs in its collection. Archivist Mandy Pond is seeking an intern to assist in digitizing photographs. This includes negatives, slides, photo prints, and glass plate negatives. Experience in using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and digital cameras are preferred, but training is available.

Education Department

If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Education and Outreach Coordinator Heather Haden (click here to email her) or call with questions: 330-833-4061 x104.

Education

Conduct research for educational programs (including content, grant writing, curriculum requirements), build databases for outreach, manage and maintain our education collection and classroom space, develop special education projects.


How to Apply

Complete an application form, which you may download by clicking here.

Please mail the completed form to the department heads listed above, or by mail:

Internships
Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646
 

 
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