Volunteers & Internships

Volunteers

Do you love history and working with the community? Begin the process of becoming a volunteer today! All volunteers complete an orientation with our staff and learn about the rich history of our sites and opportunities for the public. 

Internships

Internships for college and university students are available each semester. If you have an interest, call us at 973-744-1796 or send a note to mail@montclairhistorical.org to schedule an interview today! Available internships below.

Staff Assistant Internship

Learn what is really means to work at a small nonprofit history site. Ideal for history, museums management/studies, nonprofit, and business management students. Assist in day to day operations, research and exhibition related assistance, event and/or programming management, public relations, collections management, and education assistance with school groups/homeschool groups. 

  • Minimum of 15 hours/week required including some weekends
  • For school credit or as a resume builder
  • Interview required

Collections Management Internship

Understand what collection management entails at a historic site ranging from archival to artifact practices. Learn to use the PastPerfect collection management system for managing content and understand the basics of collections care and storage. Ideal for a museum management/studies and/or registration track student. 

  • Minimum of 15 hours/week
  • For school credit or as a resume builder
  • Interview required

Educator Internship

Work with staff and volunteers on new and existing programming for students (grades Pre-K through 12). Projects vary based on time of year. The 2018 project is to develop online classroom curriculum content for parents and teachers to download from our website for the Early American history program. Student will observe and lead regular field trips in this program to understand the content for online curriculum development.

  • Minimum of 15 hours/week required including some weekends
  • For school credit or as a resume builder
  • Interview required