Museum Intern

General Job Description

The Sutliff Museum is seeking a creative, flexible, and enthusiastic individual with an interest in public history and museum and a commitment to excellent visitor services for the position of Museum Intern. The Museum Intern will work with the collections of the Sutliff Museum located in Warren, Ohio

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Document, process, inventory, photograph, and store a wide variety of artifacts including paintings furniture, household goods and documents.

  • Providing guided tours,
  • Assisting with special events and programs,
  • Exhibit design, research, development, and installation,
  • Updating social media,
  • ​Assisting with daily operational tasks as needed.


  • College undergraduate or graduate student pursing a degree in the humanities, with an interest in Museum Studies and/or Library Science.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Previous experience in museums not required
  • Basic knowledge of PastPerfect software and artifact handling is helpful but not required
  • Proficient in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

Reports to: Museum Director

Additional Information

At the completion of their internship, the Museum Intern will have accomplished a project in their area of focus (i.e., collections, archives, etc.) and will also understand how all of the areas overlap within the wide variety of tasks required of the staff at the Museum. The Intern will also participate in committee meetings and will be involved in many aspects of the Museum's operations.

Internships take place during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. A schedule will be coordinated between the Intern and the Museum Director. The Intern may typically work any hours between 12:00-6:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Work outside this schedule may also be arranged.

The Sutliff Museum is committed to supporting the mentorship aspect of the internship experience. We will work with you to ensure your internship meets your academic and professional goals. With the many aspects of museum management that can be explored, an internship plan may be developed to cater to your specific interests.

Credits: This internship is UNPAID. Students who wish to attain course credit for this internship must first notify the faculty representative/internship coordinator of their department. The Museum Director will correspond with the faculty representative regarding the student’s progress, and will work with the student to ensure academic requirements are met.

To Apply:

Internship applications are accepted at all times of the year. The Sutliff Museum accepts applications from upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. Students in programs such as history, art history, museum studies, English, or a related field are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter describing your interests and background, resume with relevant experience, and two professional references to:

The Sutliff Museum

Attn: Melissa Karman, Museum Director

444 Mahoning Ave NW

Warren, OH 44483