The Museum offers a variety of internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and recent university graduates.
There are several types of museum internships at the Massillon Museum that are appropriate for careers in museums and galleries, and for those with an interest in the arts, business, education, history, nonprofits, and public history.
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 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.
Collections: History/Fine and Decorative Arts/Football Heritage
In 2018-2019, we underwent large collections processing and rehousing. Help us rebuild the inventory of our extensive collections that include anthropology and archaeology, archives, fine and decorative arts, and industrial and leisure equipment. Learn about how to record information, research, and rehouse various artifacts.
Registration and Cataloging
Understand and obtain the knowledge of how an object becomes part of a museum’s collection. Gain experience in processing donor paperwork, creating object records, and labeling artifacts for storage.
Collections Care and Preservation
Assist members of the Massillon Museum's collection team in rehousing objects for better and safer storage, and gain experience in basic preventative conservation.
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 a museum internship will be granted. Staff will determine if the schedule and space will allow for internships each semester. We look forward to working with you!
Send your resume and cover letter by email or mail:
Email with the subject line, "Internships Attn: (fill in department here)"
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646
Feel free to direct department-specific questions to the corresponding contacts, or use our general contact form.
Work with the Massillon Museum's Archivist to preserve our 2D archive collections. Digitize, transcribe, organize, and document letters, photographs, and other ephemera, as well as assist with research requests from community members and other members of the Museum's collections department.
If you are interested, please send a resume and a cover letter to:
Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call with questions: 330-833-4061 x113.
Oral History Internships
Transcribe interviews with local figures, conduct new interviews, digitize oral histories onto CD and into digital documents for use in-house and online.
To preview oral history interviews, visit our online podcasts.
Education and Outreach
Conduct research for educational programs (including content, grant writing, and curriculum requirements), assist with and/or lead outreach programs, maintain our education collection and classroom space, lead tours, and develop special education projects.
If you are interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to Education and Outreach Manager Stephanie Toole (email@example.com).
Assist with membership processing, membership event development and coordination, bulk mailings, and more!
If you are interested, please send a resume and letter of intent to Operations Officer Scot Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter by email to the appropriate contact, or mail to:
Internships Attn: (fill in department here)
121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646