Volunteering | Internships
The Morris Museum has had an active volunteer program that has been supporting the Museum with a variety of skills since its beginning in 1913. In fact, the Museum was run entirely by volunteers until the mid-1940s. Morris Museum would not be what it is today without its loyal and committed corps of volunteers.
It is the purpose of the Morris Museum Volunteer Program to recruit and place volunteers and interns in positions that utilize their skills and interests in ways that will advance the mission of the Morris Museum.
Administration and Back-Office
Volunteers assist many departments in fulfilling the ongoing tasks associated with running a non-profit organization. We are looking for familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) as well as Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Acrobat Reader and Writer. Work independently and assist our Staff in projects that offer change and variety.
The Morris Museum is seeking volunteers for our educational workshops. Workshop volunteers lead family-friendly workshops for children of all ages, assist with art projects and refill supplies. Program times and dates vary.
Front Desk & Admissions
Work independently and assist our Admissions Associate in greeting all visitors to the Museum and Bickford Theatre. This includes processing admissions and answering phones. Interested candidates must be reliable, comfortable using computers, friendly and enthusiastic.
The Morris Museum is looking for sincere people dedicated to promoting the mission of the Museum through benefit events and fundraising activities. Ambassadors will work with benefit event committees who meet regularly to plan and execute professional fundraising events.
Technical Theatre Internships
Looking for technicians and interns. At least one year experience in theater craft is necessary. Internship can lead to paid jobs. All paid work is part time on a show specific basis. Hourly rates are from $8-$15/hour depending on experience. Internship schedules are individually arranged. You will participate in the following areas: sets, lighting, software, sound, video.
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. Safety, teamwork, and courtesy are emphasized and required at all times. If you’re not afraid of hard work and a lot of fun, we’re looking for you.
Contact Technical Director: Lewis Perlmutter, Lewis@morrismuseum.org
Assist our museum visitors with basic information and help manage the flow of traffic throughout the museum. If you are interested in learning about the many exhibitions we offer each year, enjoy meeting people and love museums, we invite you to contact us. This volunteer position involves a great deal of walking. Benefits include special museum discounts and the opportunity to be a part of one of the largest and exciting museums in New Jersey!
The Museum Loan Department lends out boxed exhibits, which are fun, educational and hands-on, to area schools, assisted living facilities and libraries. Help is needed to answer the phone, take new orders, check-out boxes, check-in returned boxes, and make and repair boxes. Some of our volunteers enjoy using their Computer skills are desirable for volunteers to create labels and letters and to perform research on new areas of study. The Museum Loan Department is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays between 9 AM - 5PM. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.
Ushers are needed for most Bickford Theatre performances which can seat up to 312 guests. Ushers hand out the playbill to guests as they enter the theatre and may help guests find their seats. Ushers wear a white shirt or blouse and dark pants or skirt to distinguish themselves as ushers. Once all guests are seated, the ushers are free to enjoy the performance.
The Morris Museum is looking for friendly, outgoing people to help in our new Museum Shop. Position includes assisting shoppers of all ages, particularly school children during a.m. hours. Other tasks involve pricing new merchandise, stocking and straightening displays. Something is always happening at the museum. Be a part of an exciting transformation and extend your circle of friends!
The Morris Museum provides internships with various Museum departments for undergraduate students majoring in museum studies, art administration, history, anthropology, geology, art history, marketing, communications, early childhood education, science education, theater arts or art education.