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!

Send your resume and cover letter by email or mail to:
Internships Attn: (fill in department here)
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.

Click here for available archives Internships.

Education Department

If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Education and Outreach Coordinator April Olsen (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.

Education and Outreach Intern

The Massillon Museum seeks applicants for an intern to assist with the development and facilitation of outreach programs.  The outreach intern will:

-Demonstrate professionalism in conduct and appearance as a representative of the Massillon Museum team.
-Develop and conduct lesson plans for K-12 history and art outreach programs; topics to research include Massillon history, the Civil War in Northeast Ohio, Native Americans of Northeast Ohio, the Ice Age and Paleo-Indians of Ohio, Stark County history, etc.
-Assist with researching and building the education collection for hands-on programming.
-Develop and conduct art lesson plans.
-Develop patron and teacher surveys.
-Develop marketing ideas for outreach programs through social media and printed fliers.
-Compile outreach and education statistics for reporting purposes.

Skills required include:
-Graduate student status with a focus in education, history, museum studies, or art preferred.
-Proficiency in writing and grammar.
-Ability to work with all ages.
-Lesson planning and research experience preferred.
-Ability to work in a team dynamic.
-Knowledge of Excel preferred.

This year-long internship will last from August 2016-August 2017. The intern is required to work 10-15 hours a week for a stipend.  BCI/FBI background check is required upon hire.

Please send resume, cover letter, and two references by August 1 to April Olsen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at aolsen@massillonmuseum.org.

For more information, call April Olsen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 330-833-4061 x 104, or email her at aolsen@massillonmuseum.org.

NEA Big Read Intern

The Massillon Museum seeks applicants for an intern to assist with the management and facilitation of our tenth consecutive NEA Big Read program that runs from March 11 to April 26, 2017. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of the world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. In 2017, Massillon Museum will celebrate Charles Portis’ True Grit.

The NEA Big Read intern at MassMu will:

-Demonstrate professionalism in conduct and appearance as a representative of the Massillon Museum team.
-Act as a representative of the mission of the NEA Big Read.
-Attend Big Read events and assist with the management of events.
-Research Massillon’s nineteenth century history for the lower level education exhibit.
-Develop a docent guide on Paramount Pictures costumes.
-Facilitate book discussions.
-Develop patron and teacher surveys.
-Develop and conduct field trip and outreach programming for schools.
-Develop and implement marketing ideas for programs through social media and printed fliers.
-Document events through photography and film and record and compile Big Read program statistics.
-Enter and update Massillon Museum and NEA Big Read website information.
-Assist in the coordination of volunteers for Big Read events.
-Coordinate the distribution of Big Read books to local partners.
-Confirm events with partners through phone calls and email.
-Conduct other outreach duties as prescribed.

Skills required include:
-Junior level status in college or higher with a focus in education, history, museum studies, or art preferred.
-Proficiency in writing and grammar.
-Ability to work with all ages.
-Research experience preferred.
-Ability to work in a team dynamic.
-Knowledge of Excel preferred.

This year-long internship will last from September 2016-May 2017. The intern is required to work 10-15 hours a week for a stipend.  BCI/FBI background check is required upon hire.

Please send resume, cover letter, and two references by August 1 to April Olsen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at aolsen@massillonmuseum.org.

For more information, call April Olsen, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 330-833-4061 x 104, or email her at aolsen@massillonmuseum.org.

 

 


How to Apply


Send your resume and cover letter by email or mail to:
Internships Attn: (fill in department here)
Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646

 
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