Internships

Click here to download the official application form

Pictured above is intern Heather Haden, who assisted in rehousing and inventorying the entire costume collection, 2012.
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 Mallalieu, Ross, Roberts, & Doll blueprint collection 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 and education.

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.

GENERAL INTERNSHIPS

Permanent Collection

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.

Circus

The Massillon Museum is home to thousands of circus-related objects, most of which were donated by miniature-circus carver Dr. Robert Immel. These items include costumes, programs, photographs, books, and much more. This internship will cover the inventory and re-housing of these objects. Experience in photoshop, scanning, and digital photography is a plus, but training is available. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Cristina Savu (click here to email her)

Archives

Oral Histories

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

Clipping & Research Files

Scan our clipping files and help to record the information contained within to aid researchers.

Pioneer Objects

Objects in the Museum collection relate to early Massillon and Kendal history. These objects will be pulled from temporary storage, photographed and documented, researched, and then re-housed in the main permanent storage area. These digital files will then be posted online. Experience in photoshop, scanning, and digital photography is a plus, but training is available. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Mandy Pond (click here to email her)

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. If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Mandy Pond (click here to email her)

Education Department

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:

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