The Morris Museum offers a variety of internships for high school, college and graduate students.
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.
How to Apply?
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
Find your perfect fit!
This position is ideal for a college student, graduate student, or recent graduate looking to learn about museum fundraising, and/or nonprofit management. There is room for growth in the role.
For a complete description of the position, see Development and Visitor Experience Internship.
Looking for Fall 2023 Interns
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.
For a complete description of the position, see Marketing Internship.
No internship positions are available at this time.
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.
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.
- The Collections and Registration Intern will be an integral part of the execution of a comprehensive collections inventory at the Morris Museum. This opportunity will allow the intern to gain practical, hands-on experience working directly with museum artifacts and to learn proper handling of a wide array of collection materials such as, but not limited to, fine art, ethnographic and archaeological materials, geological specimens, natural history specimens, decorative arts, and historical objects. The Collections Intern will work closely with the Collections Manager/Registrar and the Collections and Exhibitions Assistant on the physical inventory and records cataloguing, while learning about the day-to-day operations of managing museum collections.For more information and to apply, click here (PDF).
- 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, CatalogIt. 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.