The Morris Museum offers a variety of internships for high school, college and graduate students. Museum and Theatre internships offer an excellent way to “try out” a career or gain valuable experience towards future employment.
The Morris Museum offers internships with our Marketing, Events Management, Theatre, Collections and Exhibitions, Curatorial and Development departments. We provide year-round, summer or fall/spring semester placements. Our program includes a rich development environment and meaningful objectives, evaluations and future recommendations and references. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, possess good communication skills, and can follow specific instructions in a fast-paced office environment. Internships require at least 2 days/week availability. A background in development, art history, museum studies or marketing is a bonus.
To apply for an internship, please download and electronically complete the Morris Museum Internship application form and email it along with your resume and a cover letter indicating your area(s) of interest, your availability, and any special experience or skills you bring to the Museum.
Or print and mail in the hard copy form. We’ll be in touch!
6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960
The Morris Museum Development intern is an ideal position for someone looking to learn more about the inner workings of a museum, fundraising, and/or nonprofit management.
We are not seeking additional interns at this time.
Marketing and Public Relations Internships
Become involved in all aspects of marketing and public relations for the museum including the theatre, exhibitions, adult and family programs, special events and more. Utilize your solid marketing, social media (including Google AdWords and Analytics), HTML, WordPress, written and proofreading skills as we execute our communications. Graphic Design skills would also be a plus. There may also be opportunities for interns to assist with special events and opening receptions.
Education and Spark!Lab Internship
The Morris Museum and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, based at the National Museum of American History, are seeking interns for Summer 2022. The internship will focus on public history, research and interpretation, and informal education, and will have two related pieces. Interns will spend approximately half of their weekly time facilitating in Spark!Lab, an interactive space for kids (and adults) to explore the process of invention. The other half of the time will focus on research and interpretation of the story of a local inventor, working virtually with Smithsonian staff and a cohort of interns from Spark!Lab sites across the US.
Learn more here (PDF).
Events Management Internships
Did you know that the Morris Museum and the Bickford Theatre are often rented as the ideal venue for special events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, parties and recitals? Learn how rentals are planned, negotiated and contracted. Work with caterers, wedding planners, municipal authorities, and a variety of organizations who reserve the museum for their special events. Flexible availability is required for weekdays, nights and weekend events.
The Bickford Theatre is looking for theatre technicians. At least one year experience in theater craft is necessary. An internship at the Bickford Theatre will involve cross training in all areas of theater craft. Hands-on training will be backed by instruction in the science of the craft. Internship can lead to paid jobs. All paid work is part time on a show specific basis. Interns will participate in the following areas: sets, lighting, software, sound, and video. Safety, teamwork, and courtesy are emphasized and required at all times. If you’re not afraid of hard work and look forward to a lot of fun, we’re looking for you. Contact Technical Director Lewis Perlmutter: [email protected]
The Museum is offering an internship in the Exhibitions department where you can learn the ins and outs of organizing and implementing exhibitions. The Curatorial Intern reports to the Museum’s curators and works with the Exhibitions and Collections staff on day-to-day activities in the galleries, the permanent collection, and exhibition research.
For a complete description of this internship see Curatorial Internship.
We are not seeking additional interns at this time.
The Museum is offering two internships in the Collections department. Both positions require good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to follow specific processes, excellent research skills, and the ability to work independently. Reliability, accountability and timeliness are a must! A background in the humanities, history, art history, or museum studies is preferred.
We are not seeking interns at this time.
- Individuals who have completed their Bachelors degree and Graduate students with advanced research skills that are highly detail-oriented and possess backgrounds in anthropology, archaeology, history and museum studies are preferred. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): researching permanent collections, assisti
ng with the reorganization of collection storage areas, cataloging and photographing objects, assisting with new acquisitions and loans, assisting with exhibitions as needed. Interns will learn how to use the collections database MIMSY XG.
- The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata is offering an internship in collections management specifically for the Guinness Collection. This world-class collection of over 750 objects and 5,000 examples of musical programmed media (such as player piano rolls), dates to the nineteenth century, and is currently on view in a 4,300-square foot interpretive exhibition and in the museum’s Viewable Storage.Acknowledging the necessity of flexibility for interested, qualified applicants, a schedule will be mutually agreed upon by the Curator and selected applicant(s). Typical schedule includes creating inventories and cataloging in the vault, one or two days per week, and one day to research and enter data into the collections database, Mimsy.The intern’s primary collections management responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating an inventory of specific media, ie; musical media, sheet music, etc., cataloging media including accessioning, handling and labeling objects or documents/photos, assessing and writing condition reports, research related to the media, and accurately entering information into collections database. Secondary responsibilities may include: assisting curator with various exhibit tasks (typically spring/summer) and performing demonstrations of mechanical musical instruments and automata for museum visitors in the Guinness Gallery.