Jobs and Internships

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums provides this forum for members and non-members of MAM to post employment, internship, and contract opportunities for collecting institutions and allied businesses and organizations open to Maine residents. This feature was added in March 2019.

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  • 15 Apr 2024 11:55 AM | Anonymous member

    Geiger Museum Learning Internship

    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution that connects people to the past, present, and future of Maine’s waterways and their global reach. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to inclusion, accessibility, diversity, and equity.

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.


    The Geiger Museum Learning Internship offers an opportunity for a local high school or early college student (rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students) to explore the varied careers available in the museum and nonprofit field during summer 2024. The Geiger Museum Learning Intern will gain an up-close look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the museum. The intern will also have opportunities to meet and interview staff from across different departments to learn about their career pathways.

    The intern’s primary role will be to develop a creative way to connect visitors to the stories told in our museum galleries through in-gallery programming/activities/digital content. They will work under the direction of museum education staff to gain valuable experience in completing their project from conception to implementation. Additionally, the intern will assist with other program and curatorial projects to develop professional skills in time management, accountability, effective communication, and teamwork.

    Examples of previous Geiger Museum Learning Intern projects have included:

    • -          Researching and designing a new gallery tour
    • -          Researching and implementing a gallery hands-on learning program for families
    • -          Creating social media content/videos connecting audiences to maritime history

    The intern will complete the internship with a 10-minute presentation on their creative project to museum staff and volunteers.

    The Geiger Museum Learning Internship will report to the Director of Education. The internship is open to students with a broad range of career interests seeking to sharpen their professional skills and begin building their professional portfolio. The internship is an hourly position and will not exceed 32 hours/week over the period of 6 weeks.


    • ·         Research, develop, and facilitate an interactive learning resource to connect audiences to the museum’s maritime stories: this could include, but is not limited to, creating a gallery tour, hands-on experience, or digital content
    • ·         Gain professional experience in collaboration, time management, public engagement, and museum interpretation/education
    • ·         Participate in structured internship reflections with supervisor and a cohort of other museum interns and complete a culminating presentation of internship experience

    Other possible intern responsibilities include

    • ·         Leading public-facing museum and vessel tours and/or demonstrations
    • ·         Assisting Guest Services with visitor orientation
    • ·         Assisting with summer camp programs
    • ·         Collections inventory and research
    • ·         Develop social media content
    • ·         Attending weekly staff meetings


    • ·         An hourly position
    • ·         $17.00/hour
    • ·         Up to 32 hours/week for six weeks between June 24-August 2, 2024 for a total of about 192 hours (start and end dates adjustable depending on school schedules)


    • ·         Must be at least 16 years old prior to start date
    • ·         Rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students
    • ·         Desire to learn and be a part of a team
    • ·         Open to new experiences
    • ·         Interested in environmental studies, museums, education, art, history, and/or non-profits
    • ·         Interested in developing professional skills
    • ·         Experience or interest in working with the public and/or children
    • ·         Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-pace environment
    • ·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus


    Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a single pdf document including a cover letter, resume, and three references (professional or academic) to

    This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.
    Maine Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 02 Apr 2024 2:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Description: Museum Assistant 

    Tate House Museum 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 04102

    Regular Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday,  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, June- October,

     ~20 hours/week* @  $15-$16/hour depending on experience

    *With some flexibility for early museum closings, assistance during evening or weekend programs, cleaning, computer work at home, and other needs as they arise.

    The Museum Assistant (MA) will be responsible for opening and closing the Means and Tate Houses on Thursdays-Saturdays during our open season from June-October, offer tours to visitors as needed, and assist the executive director (ED) with museum-related programs and activities.

    The MA will manage ticket sales, both online and in person, and assist docents during scheduled tours as needed. They will be responsible for the Square register and Gift Shop sales during regular hours and ensure the register is balanced at the end of each open day. They will greet visitors in a welcoming manner ensuring a high quality and positive visitor experience.

    If interested, contact Director Holly K. Hurd,

  • 29 Mar 2024 2:22 PM | Anonymous member


    Executive Director

    The Executive Director (ED) will report to the board of directors and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s staff, programs, execution of the mission, and Strategic Plan.


        Provides resources and guidance to the Museum to ensure that all practices comply with professional standards and ethics.

        Maintains a working relationship with the Richard Paine Jr Automobile Charitable Trust

        Oversees collections care and planning in line with the Strategic Plan and best practices.

        Develops and nurtures strategic solid partners among similar organizations and community members, benefiting all involved and raising the museum's profile and support.

        Nurtures relationships with Museum donors and stakeholders to ensure they are satisfied and understand the work of the Museum.

        Works with the development team to steward and increase donors, sponsors, and annual gifts to ensure a healthy and balanced budget.

        Develops all exhibits by researching, writing, and installing new exhibits and rotating curatorial responsibilities with guest curators and staff.

        Provides public lectures and education programs to highlight the museum's work and the collection's unique nature.

        Represents the Museum in community events and celebrations, leveraging the collection when appropriate to increase the Museum's visibility off-site.

        Understands the need to be a part of the Mount Desert Island Community.


        Hires, supervises, motivates, and reviews the staff. Evaluate needs and structure staff accordingly.

        Supports the staff, task forces, and committees in their work to fulfill the Strategic Plan.

        Oversees the bookkeeper to pay all bills promptly.

        Reviews and approves staff and volunteer work plans to ensure they align with resources and the Strategic Plan.

        Reviews and approves all marketing, advertising, and development materials before


        Budgets, seeks sponsorships, and oversees events, including delegating to a staff leader for events to ensure leadership and accountability for each event.

        Understands and implements strong business and finance practices to ensure income to the Museum.

    Board of Directors interaction:

        Develops and provides periodic reporting on budget, admissions, and other benchmarks for success.

        Guides and supports the staff and Board committees in fulfilling the Strategic Plan through annual work plans tied to the budget.

        Works with the board chair to develop meeting agendas and Board educational opportunities.


        The ED will thoroughly commit to the Seal Cove Auto Museum’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and management experience.

        Specific requirements include:

        A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

        Demonstrated senior-level experience in a leadership role in a museum or non-profit setting, including grant writing, fundraising, and financial management.

        A collaborative style in managing teams, including dedicated specialists and professionals as well as volunteers, and working with boards of directors, stakeholders, sponsors, and partners.

        Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfort with public speaking and media interviews are required.

        Skilled in networking at all levels, including donors, community leaders, and corporate officials.

        Proficient in all typical computer applications and equipment and an understanding of new and emerging technologies is expected.

        A knowledge of transportation history and brass-era automobiles is desirable but not required.

    Salary Range:
    The Museum offers competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    How to Apply:
    Please email your cover letter, salary requirement, references, and résumé explaining why you are the best candidate for this position to: or mail to P.O. Box 106, Seal Cove, ME 04674. Please do not call or walk in. We will contact only those individuals whose qualifications match the position. 

  • 29 Mar 2024 1:37 PM | Anonymous member

    State of Maine logo

    Archivist I

    Augusta, Maine, United States | Administrative and Office Support | Full-time

    Job Class Code: 0281
    Grade: 16
    Salary: $17.17-$22.66 

    Are you looking for a rewarding career immersed in history and discovery? Do you enjoy working with an amazing team and have a keen eye for attention to detail? If you thrive on quality and contributing to the preservation of the history of the State of Maine, we want you on our team!!

    Apply Now, we offer superior benefits (highlighted below) including: 13 paid holidays, 12 sick days and 3+ weeks vacation to start! 

    This is professional services work involving archival research and reference services for use by others.  Duties include retrieving archival records and documents, monitoring the use of archival materials and equipment, and instructing others in its use.  Work is performed under limited supervision.

    The Department of the Secretary of State, Maine State Archives is seeking candidates for an Archivist I position within the Archives Service Division. This key position supports researchers by making the State Archives’ collections accessible to them. The Archivist I serves as a reference archivist for Maine State Government’s records, dating from 1636 to the present day. The Maine State Archives is at the beginning of a new phase, as Maine State Government moves from a paper to digital format in records keeping. The Maine State Archives seeks a creative and customer-focused individual to serve as the Archivist I to ensure access to both paper and digital records for all Maine residents and state agencies.

    The Archivist I works closely with the rest of the Archives Services team to ensure the smooth operations of daily activities. This position is the primary staff person in the Archives’ Research Room assisting state agencies and members of the public in access to archival records. The Archivist I also makes records accessible by creating metadata in catalog records, inventorying files, and improving storage materials. This position retrieves and refiles archival records as well.

    The Archivist I reports directly to the Archivist III who leads the Archives Services Division. The work schedule is Monday through Friday.

    The Maine State Archives strives to make the historical records of Maine State Government widely accessible to the public. The mission of the Maine State Archives is to make the operations of state and local government more efficient, more effective, and more economical through records management by preserving and providing access to the public the permanent historical records of Maine in our custody. 

    A typical day involves:

    • Provides reference services and instructs and guides researchers in use of equipment, materials, and finding aids to provide service to the public.
    • Monitors use of archival materials and equipment to ensure safety, security, and preservation of records and equipment.  
    • Formats documents for electronic storage and retrieval.
    • Arranges, sorts, lists, inventories, and creates metadata for archival records to facilitate access and use of materials. 
    • Shelves and retrieves records as requested to assist researchers.

    In order to be successful, you must have:

    • Knowledge of common records management and electronic archiving processes and systems.
    • Knowledge of digital file formats and electronic records management.
    • Knowledge of metadata standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.
    • Knowledge of state and federal statutes pertaining to records management.
    • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of basic research methods and techniques.
    • Knowledge of document preservation methods and techniques.
    • Knowledge of historical and genealogical information resources.
    • Ability to operate electronic scanning and imaging equipment.
    • Ability to research archival materials, secondary sources, records, and documents.
    • Ability to perform historical and genealogical research.
    • Ability to organize, sort, and arrange documents, records, and other archival materials.
    • Ability to lift and carry approximately 40 pounds.
    • Ability to climb ladders.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to maintain security of confidential records.


    A four (4) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing knowledge of English usage, State and American history, information systems, and research methods and techniques. Preference will be given to those with an MLIS degree or equivalent education in Maine history.

    For more information or questions, please contact: Jennifer Wilson or call (207) 624-9012.


    No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: 

    • Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
    • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
    • Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements
    • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
    • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
    • Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
    • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
    • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office
    • Tuition Reimbursement - Further your career and your education with tuition reimbursement for job-related courses.
    • Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program. 
    • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive six weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
    • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
    • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness

    There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

    Thinking about applying?

    Research shows that people from historically excluded communities tend to apply to jobs only when they check every box in the posting. If you’re currently reading this and hesitating to apply for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! Let us know how your lived experience and passion set you apart.


    Apply by: April 12, 2024


  • 18 Mar 2024 2:54 PM | Anonymous member




    Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center - OMCSC

    Bargaining Unit:

    Nonrep Professional

    Salary Band/Wage Band:



    Skowhegan ME

    Statement of the Job:

    The Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Library provides vision and leadership for the Margaret Chase Smith Library. The MCS Library is owned by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and operated under its auspices by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine. Typical hiring range for this position is $80,000 to $112,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Job Details: Director, Margaret Chase Smith Library (

  • 12 Mar 2024 2:42 PM | Anonymous member

    2024 Historical Society Archives and Public History Internship

    The Castine Historical Society offers a graduate level internship for students enrolled in master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in museum studies, history, public history, or archival studies. The internship contract is for eight weeks at 35 hours/week (usually 7 hours per day), and is compensated with a $3,000 stipend. The start date is flexible between June 20 and July 5, 2024.

    Castine is a small coastal village that is home to the Maine Maritime Academy and a year-round population of 1,400 people which nearly doubles in the summer. It is located within the traditional and ancestral territory of the Penobscot Nation, where the Penobscot and Bagaduce Rivers meet on the Maine coast. Europeans built trading posts in the early 1600s and political claims to the peninsula and its deep, secure harbor remained contentious from that time through the War of 1812. Development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries represents a microcosm of American commercial and cultural history.

    The Historical Society occupies two historic buildings on Castine’s town common and is a 501(c)(3) membership organization with a paid staff of three and an active volunteer Board of Directors. Changing and permanent exhibits are hosted in the 1859 Abbott Schoolhouse. In 2015, the Society completed construction of a climate-controlled, fireproof storage facility, research center, and administrative offices located next door in its restored c. 1850 Grindle House.

    This internship is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to gain experience with professional staff in a local history setting. In addition to the projects outlined below, the intern will participate in the day-to-day activities of the Castine Historical Society, attending staff and Board meetings as well as programs and fundraising events. No previous experience in these areas is needed. The Historical Society’s Collections Manager works with the student to structure the internship to meet requirements for academic credit as needed. While the internship will take place mostly on weekdays, some weekend hours are required.

    The Historical Society will provide the intern with information on rental options for housing. The intern will need their own vehicle in order to access local amenities.


    Photography Collections

    The Historical Society’s collections are at the core of its mission and programs, and include archives, photographs, artworks, and objects. The 2024 intern will be mainly responsible for digitizing and cataloging the Historical Society’s print photography collections, as well as creating and curating a small exhibition of photographs at the local Witherle Memorial Library.

    Walking Tour Program

    The Castine Historical Society also provides free public tours of Castine history and private tours by appointment. The intern will join a small group of volunteers who give these tours. Resources and time to study Castine’s history are built into the first week of the internship. As well, the intern will shadow a volunteer guide and practice his/her tour before being the guide.

    A Successful Candidate Will:

    ● Be currently enrolled in a history, museum, or archives related graduate program

    ● Show sincere interest in documenting and sharing local history

    ● Demonstrate proven attention to detail

    ● Possess social skills for working with staff and volunteers

    ● Work well independently and as part of a team

    ● Display professional behavior and a customer service attitude

    To Apply

    Send the following materials by Friday, April 19, 2024, to Jules Thomson via email at include the word “internship” in the subject line) or by post to Castine Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Castine, Maine 04421.

    • Cover letter describing your:

      • Need for the experience offered by this internship

      • Course of study including any internship requirements

      • Availability (start date is flexible between June 20 and July 5)

    • Résumé summarizing work experience and education

    • Letter of support from a faculty member in your graduate program

    • Names and contact information for two references from previous work or volunteer experiences.

    Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

    The Castine Historical Society is committed to fostering equity and inclusion in the public history and information science fields. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

  • 11 Mar 2024 2:11 PM | Anonymous member
    • The Exhibit Coordinator is responsible for the design, development, and execution of exhibitions and displays at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. This position plays a key role presenting engaging and informative exhibits that showcase the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the Arctic region.

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Collaborate with the Director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Curator, museum staff, and community partners to conceptualize and develop new exhibitions that align with the museum’s mission and objectives.
      • Coordinate and execute the design, layout, installation, and dismantling of exhibits.
      • Manage exhibition timelines, deadlines, and project timelines to ensure timely completion of projects and deliverables.
      • Adhere to museum conservation, ADA, NAGPRA regulations, and safety standards.
      • Manage the museum exhibit production workshop and ensure its operation meets safety standards.
      • Assist with monitoring of HVAC systems in museum facilities and alerts HVAC technicians about problems.
      • Supervise and provide guidance to Exhibit Technician and support staff involved in exhibit installation, maintenance, and dismantling.

      Pay and Benefits:

      • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $59,000 (minimum) – $65,600 (maximum)
      • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
      • Generous Retirement Plan – 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26) .
      • Life and Disability Insurance.
      • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off (
      • Paid parental leave.
      • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
      • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
      • Free fitness and wellness classes!
      • And more:


      • Master’s degree in museum design, set design, art history, anthropology, or a related design field.
      • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
      • Artifact handling experience.
      • Sensitivity to diversity of perspectives and willingness to represent them in a respectful manner.
      • Working knowledge of hand and power tools for exhibit construction, installation, and maintenance.
      • Ability to design, build, install, maintain, and dismantle exhibits, adhering to ADA, safety, and conservation protocols as they apply to exhibitions of museum collections
      • Strong oral and written communication skills, with proficiency in computer software for exhibit design, graphics, and documentation.
      • Ability and willingness to learn new software applications and technologies as needed.
      • Attention to detail and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders to achieve common goals.


      • 4-7 years of previous experience in museum or gallery exhibition design, curation, or collections management.
      • Prior experience must include building exhibits, handling and installing 2-D and 3-D museum collections.
      • A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
      • This position requires a criminal background check and pre-placement physical.
      • Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process will need to submit a portfolio of previous exhibit work.


      • Generally, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
      • May be required to work occasional weekends and evening hours.

      Full Listing:


  • 27 Feb 2024 6:01 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Description: 

    The Assistant Curator will be responsible for working with the director and guest curators to organize, install, and promote – through catalogue preparation, advertising, and educational programming – annual exhibitions and permanent exhibits. This will involve arranging  loans, incoming and outgoing transportation for artwork and objects, drafting exhibition labels, and coordinating exhibition catalogues. Growth opportunities exist for this team member to expand their role to include conceiving and developing exhibitions and accompanying catalogue essays.

    This individual will be responsible for developing educational programming on Lighthouse Hill in the Assistant Keeper’s House Gallery and the Light Keeper’s House, as well as at the Rockwell Kent - James Fitzgerald House and Studio on Horn’s Hill.

    The Assistant Curator will work closely with the Director, and the Collections, Programs, and Fitzgerald Legacy Committees of the Board of Trustees to determine exhibition priorities, schedule, gaps in the collection, and partnership opportunities with other art and history institutions to amplify the reach of the Monhegan story and collection and promote the work and scholarship of the museum.

    As the next most senior staff person to the Director, the Assistant Curator will also serve as the deputy in the director’s absence. At a minimum, the Assistant Curator needs to reside on Monhegan Island from May 15 to October 31 each year. The museum is open to the public daily from late June until the end of September. Seasonal housing on Monhegan will be provided if needed.

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Participate in the organization and installation of annual, permanent, and online exhibitions, research artists and island history, accession gifts, facilitate framing, conservation, and gallery preparation, arrange incoming and outgoing loans, and write and administer grants.

    • Create interpretive and educational programming related to museum holdings and exhibitions.

    • Make the museum’s archives available to the Monhegan community, researchers, and visitors and work with people interested in learning more about their connection to the island. 

    • Assist with the opening and closing tasks in the spring and fall, which include maintaining and updating exhibits, bringing the art collection to and from storage, and rotating the artwork each year to balance displaying as much of the collection as possible with the need to store works regularly for preservation purposes.

    • Help organize and promote friend-raising, community-building, and fund-raising events.

    • Help recruit, coordinate, and oversee volunteer greeters in our galleries during the season and any associates or docents engaged for specific facilities.

    • Supervise interns who assist with exhibitions, our collections, and other special projects.

    • Weekend and periodic evening work required. Occasional travel to off-island storage or other art institutions, primarily in Maine and New England. 

    Desired Qualifications: 

    • Experience with exhibition planning, researching, writing, installation, and promotion, preferably in a not-for-profit museum, cultural or educational setting. A master’s degree in the arts is desirable, but not required.

    • Excellent oral and written communications and people skills.

    • Knowledge of and experience with artistic and historic site interpretation or similar educational outreach. 

    • Curiosity about Monhegan Island and its place in Maine history as well as art history.

    • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, board, committees, volunteers, and partners in planning and implementation of exhibitions. 

    • Commitment to scholarship, historical accuracy, and attention to detail in all work. 

    • An energetic self-starter and consummate team-player as the museum has a small staff that needs to rely on each other and dedicated volunteers to accomplish its mission.

    • Fully competent use of Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom. Fluency with Filemaker Pro or other CMS and Adobe Creative Cloud a plus. 

    About the Museum: Today and Tomorrow

    Located in the historic Monhegan Island Light Station ten miles off Midcoast Maine, the Monhegan Museum of Art & History is a leading cultural destination with a mission to educate, inspire, and preserve the arts, environment, culture, and history of Monhegan Island. Our vision for the museum is to be an enduring tribute to the power of place to foster community and artistic creativity. We aim to be a source of information and engagement for the residents of the island as well as people beyond the surrounding waters. 

    Museum collections and exhibitions detail the natural history of the island and the story of human occupation stretching back over 5000 years. Areas of focus include: use of the island by Indigenous people, European exploration, lighthouse history, fishing activities, the rise of tourism, domestic arts, social life, and notably, the island as a destination for artists. For over 155 years, artists including George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Robert Henri, William Trost Richards, Edward Redfield, Louise Nevelson, Lynne Drexler, James Fitzgerald, Jamie Wyeth, and hundreds more have been drawn to Monhegan’s shores. This rich artistic legacy provides extensive opportunities for research, exhibitions, and publications.

    The Board of Trustees recently completed a strategic plan for the museum. This plan provides a roadmap for the institution's development and growth over the next three years and aims to fortify the museum's role as a steward of Monhegan’s rich historical and artistic heritage, strengthen community engagement, enhance visitor experiences, and ensure long-term sustainability.

    With a 55-year history as collector, curator and exhibitor of the island’s treasures, and a solid financial base, this is an exciting time at the Monhegan Museum of Art & History. We are conducting a search to find a member of the curatorial team who will help us navigate this next stage of organizational growth and impact – and support the long-term viability and sustainability of the institution. 

    About the Island:

    Monhegan is a small rocky island with an area of approximately one square mile. Home to five dozen year-round residents, the population swells tenfold in the summer months with visitors drawn by the renowned art, culture, and natural beauty. Transit on Monhegan is primarily by foot, with two miles of unpaved roads and an additional nine miles of trails in the undeveloped Wildlands which make up the majority of the island. Daily passenger ferry service runs from May to October (excepting Sundays in early May and late October) and only two or three times per week in the winter months. For more information about the island visit:

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Monhegan Museum is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, handicap, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Benefits: include a healthcare stipend, and a retirement contribution. Small house with studio and loft bedroom included [if required]. 

    Title: Assistant Curator
    Reports to: Director
    Location: Monhegan Island, Maine
    Hours: Full-time, 35hours per week, 24 weeks (May 1-Oct 31), Part-time (500 hours total) (Nov 1- April 30)
    Total of 1340 hours per year, winter hours may be remote.
    Salary: Projected at $40,000 annually ($30/hour); commensurate with experience.
    Seasonal on-island housing provided [if needed]
    Application review is ongoing until position is filled
    Send resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Pye, Director, or 1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan, ME 04852

  • 23 Feb 2024 10:46 AM | Anonymous member

    The Brick Store Museum is in historic Kennebunk, Maine. Founded in 1936 by American artist Edith Barry in an historic dry goods store, the Museum’s mission is to ignite personal connections to local history, art and cultures. The Museum campus consists of five 19th-century buildings and garden/open spaces. It received accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums and one of only 21 documented museums in the country to be founded by a single woman. 

    The Brick Store Museum is offering two internship opportunities this summer: 

    Internship Timeframe:Generally8 weeks at 10 hours per week (100 hours total). The intern is expected to work with staff on a variety of projects within the timeframe agreed at the start. 

    Projects may include the following (finalized after acceptance and discussion with the intern to determine mutually beneficial project): 

    Collections Internship 

    The Brick Store Museum is a small historical museum and all staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings and visitor services. All internships provide an introduction to standard museum practice and hands-on experience in museum work. 

    The Collections Intern will learn how collections are stored, managed, cataloged and cared for in a museum setting. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interest. Projects will include any combination of cataloguing into our PastPerfect database; assisting with the storage and organization of collections; and researching artifacts. The intern will report to the Collections and Archive Associate Manager. Experience in the following areas is preferred: computer skills, background in art history, history decorative arts or museum studies. 

    Education/Special Events Internship 

    The Brick Store Museum is a small historical museum and all staff members, as well as interns, are often called on to do any number of things such as assisting with public programs, basic office work, mailings and visitor services. All internships provide an introduction to standard museum practice and hands-on experience in museum work. The Education/ Special Events internship will provide opportunities to develop educational curriculum for programs and exhibitions. Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interests. Projects will include preparing materials for classes, interacting with visitors and groups, developing educational programs and public programs for specific exhibits and developing outreach programs for local schools. The intern will report to the Museum  

    Educators. Experience in the following areas is preferred: experience supervising children; good written communication skills background in educational theory and practice; understanding of Maine’s Common Core Standards, computer skills, word-processing; and basic office skills. 

    Stipends:($1000) are supported by the Spofford Museum Advancement Fund. Interns who complete their work can expect a stipend at the end of their service. 

    To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter explaining how your skills and experience to date would support one or more of the projects described above and which internship interests you to Joyce Schnaars, Museum Educator, at Note interviews begin March 2024 

    Qualifications: Intern should be in the process of completing or recently completed his/her undergraduate or graduate degree in; history, education, museum studies, anthropology, archaeology or a related subject. 

  • 22 Feb 2024 6:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Executive Director


    Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) catalyzes new developments in contemporary art by curating innovative exhibitions and education programs. Realizing its mission through direct engagement with artists and the public, CMCA opens new channels for interaction and discussion, expanding access to art, artists, and the creative process.

    CMCA has been supporting, exhibiting, and sustaining arts and artists with ties to Maine since its founding in 1952. In that time, CMCA has evolved from a newcomer presenting shows in barns and backrooms to establish itself as the state’s preeminent contemporary arts organization. CMCA has hosted an array of exhibitions featuring internationally known artists and provided support to a myriad of emerging talents, elevating them to a broader platform. Originally established as an artists’ cooperative known as Maine Coast Artists, the museum was founded as a collaborative endeavor driven by excitement not only for Maine’s rich artistic history but also as a means to showcase the work of painters, sculptors, and photographers working contemporaneously. For its first fifteen years, CMCA operated without a dedicated facility, relying on a succession of volunteer curators for its exhibition curation. Early exhibitions were held at the town office, in a barn, and in a potato barrel storage loft and featured prominent future luminaries, including Alex Katz, Louise Nevelson, and Fairfield Porter, to name a few.

    In 2016, CMCA relocated to a striking contemporary facility designed by Toshiko Mori, an internationally known, New York-based architect who has a home on the nearby island of North Haven. The new building, located in the central district of Rockland, emphasizes Maine’s legendary light and the design is unlike anything else in the state. Accessible and inviting, the central courtyard is a fully glass-enclosed open space, seamlessly linking the art and creativity inside to the community like an open embrace. The 11,500-square-foot building includes three exhibition galleries, one of which doubles as a lecture hall/performance space, an ArtLab classroom, and a gift shop. Perfectly situated in the town’s Arts District, CMCA continues its mission as a current and future driving force for carrying forward Maine’s exceptional legacy in American art on a whole new scale. Annual visitation has grown rapidly from 9,000 in its previous location in a former firehouse to more than 40,000 in the new facility.

    For more than sixty years, CMCA has supported, sustained, and showcased the art and artists connected to Maine – offering year-round programming and exhibitions and bringing art to the community through outreach, education, and ArtLabs. CMCA’s strategic plan is focused on continued growth and increasing diversity in its programming. From community engagement and work with local children to exhibitions and events, CMCA fosters artists at every stage of their careers and serves as a venue for observing and appreciating the ongoing evolution of Maine’s influence on the trajectory of contemporary art. CMCA’s annual Artful Living Tour spotlights exceptional homes and collections in the Midcoast region, and its Distinguished Lectures showcase the leading artists and cultural thinkers of today. The annual Art Party and Art You Love online auction support CMCA’s educational programming and exhibitions. Recent and upcoming exhibitions at CMCA include Shinique Smith – Continuous Poem, Jeane Cohen – This Watching Land, Alison Hildreth – Darkness Visible, Gamaliel Rodriguez – (In)Hospitable, Carla Weeks – On This Island, Sam Finkelstein & Duncan Hewitt – Good Morning Midnight, and Wilder Alison, Sachiko Akiyama, Leon Benn, Jordan Carey, Diana Cherbuliez, Carol Eisenberg, and Hong Hong – Let the World In.

    CMCA has a 12-member Board of Trustees led by Chair Pamela Wise and a full-time staff of eight. Total operating revenues in fiscal 2024 are budgeted to be $850,000, including $494,000 in contributions, $206,000 from program services, and $150,000 in other revenue.


    Rockland, Maine, lauded for its natural beauty, is situated on the magnificent shoreline of Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine. Rockland is the gateway of the Midcoast region and the Knox County seat. Recently designated a micropolitan area, this coastal community of more than 7,000 permanent residents attracts summer residents from New York City, Boston, and beyond, including over 2,000,000 national and international visitors annually.

    The commercial center of the Midcoast region, Rockland has a rich history of shipbuilding, fishing, mining, and quarrying dating back to the early eighteenth century. Tourism has become the dominant industry, resulting in significant development of the central district with many historic inns, fine dining establishments, and cultural offerings. Known as the Lobster Capital of the World, Rockland is the center of the state’s lobster fishing industry and hosts the annual Maine Lobster Festival. Other culinary delicacies spring from a wide array of local organic farms, mills, orchards, wineries, and microbreweies. Small but mighty, Rockland's Main Street features numerous unique businesses, including bookstores, gift shops, an art supply store, restaurants, organic markets, clothing stores, and art galleries, showcasing both fine art and Maine’s renowned hand-made crafts. The area offers a vibrant selection of arts and culture experiences, including the Bay Chamber Concerts series, the North Atlantic Blues Festival, Farnsworth Art Museum, and the historic Strand Theatre.

    With four distinct seasons, the Rockland region offers year-round recreation and leisure activities, including some of the best hiking trails in the State of Maine. The iconic Rockland Breakwater, a mile-long 700,000-ton granite path completed in 1889 leading to the historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland Harbor Trail, Beech Hill Preserve, Windjammer’s Wharf Path, Camden Hills State Park, and George’s Highland Path offer breathtaking panoramic views. The Camden Snow Bowl and Camden Hills State Park are ideal settings for cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and snowmobiling. The region’s coastal waters offer hundreds of miles of spectacular seaside experiences, including boating and fishing. Penobscot Bay is known internationally as one of the best recreational sailing grounds in the world and day trips provide access to the Bay and many nearby islands.

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    Position Summary

    The Executive Director (ED) will provide strategy and leadership in developing and implementing exhibitions, public programs, resource development, community engagement, and the daily operations of CMCA. As the primary spokesperson, they will elevate the institution as a cultural and educational resource for Maine, while promoting it as a destination for visitors. The ED will be an engaged member of the local and national/ international artistic community and will maximize partnerships to create opportunities for community impact and earned and contributed revenue enhancement. The ED will possess a strong understanding and practice of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) and will activate these values within the institution. They will report to the Board of Trustees and work with them to cultivate relationships and enhance financial resources. The ED will support the staff and build a culture of teamwork, open communication, and contemporary thinking in support of the museum’s mission and vision.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

    • Develop and foster an internal culture that achieves the highest standards, creating a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment promoting excellence, especially in the areas of visitor experience and operations.
    • Embrace the principles of DEIA to ensure an artistic and organizational culture that respects different perspectives and nurtures an environment of goodwill, inclusion, and empowerment.
    • Provide day-to-day management and supervision of staff and contractors, set clear performance goals and objectives, champion creative and professional development of staff, and create and support a workplace environment that centers employee engagement, satisfaction, and performance.
    • Ensure the necessary organizational structure, policies, systems controls, and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed to maintain CMCA’s operational and fiscal integrity.
    • Build a collaborative team that works cooperatively to ensure the achievement of strategic goals and operational metrics.
    • Drive strategic planning and implementation, including the management of the organization’s human, capital, financial resources and assets.
    • Maintain effective and appropriate communication with and between Board members, staff, and volunteers.
    • Embrace other organizational leadership and strategic planning responsibilities, as needed.

    Fundraising and Fiscal Management

    • Serve as the chief fundraiser for the institution, working collaboratively with the Board and staff to achieve financial results including increased operational and strategic revenue goals.
    • Collaborate with the development staff and Board committees to develop fundraising plans, implement key activities, and activate effective donor stewardship and cultivation strategies to ensure organizational stability.
    • Oversee grant application calendar and work with museum staff to prepare and submit grant applications, monitoring compliance and reporting within grant parameters.
    • Monitor the budget throughout the year, present monthly or periodic reports to the finance committee, and establish the appropriate internal controls for all financial matters of the institution.
    • Prepare and monitor monthly reporting of the annual budget, expense policies, and cash management; manage cash flow; and regularly present appropriate balance sheets, income statements, and other financial oversight tools for Board review.
    • Embrace other fundraising and fiscal management responsibilities, as needed.

    Community Engagement

    • Develop initiatives that broaden CMCA’s reach, actively engaging existing and potential partners to support the community.
    • Actively engage in community activities to develop collaborative partnerships that increase access, inclusion, and participation in its programs and events.
    • Enhance CMCA’s brand recognition and relationships locally and regionally in support of CMCA’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
    • Embrace other community engagement responsibilities, as needed.

    Exhibition and Program Planning

    • Have the opportunity to curate exhibitions and/or work closely with staff and guest curators to organize and present exhibitions that are aligned with CMCA’s mission.
    • Direct the activities of the curatorial and education departments to ensure an exciting and relevant combination of exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that acknowledge and uplift the national and international reach of Maine artists and artists’ communities while enhancing CMCA’s reputation.
    • Seek opportunities to develop and strengthen exhibitions and programs through partnerships with other arts and culture organizations, collectors, and educational institutions.
    • Embrace other exhibition and program planning responsibilities, as needed.

    Governance and Board Relations

    • Utilize the Board’s talents and resources and develop a strategy that effectively mobilizes board members in support of CMCA’s vision and its programs.
    • Partner with the Board in prospect identification, cultivation, recruitment, and orientation of new Board members.
    • Assist Board committees in developing and implementing action plans to achieve goals for the museum.
    • Embrace other governance and Board relations responsibilities, as needed.

    Traits and Characteristics

    The ED will be an engaged and innovative leader who values teamwork and collaboration with others. They will lead by example and apply practical thinking and judgment to all aspects of the organization’s operations and initiatives. The ED will be people-oriented and will appreciate others’ skills, experience, and input in formulating plans and achieving successful outcomes. Intentional and driven by new ideas and methods, this individual will be an intellectually curious and open communicator. They will bring professional expertise, credibility, and interpersonal skills to the role and will possess a strong capacity for self-management and the highest levels of personal accountability and integrity.

    Other key competencies include:

    • Leadership and Teamwork – The capacity to articulate a vision and create a sense of purpose and direction for internal and external stakeholders, build trust by demonstrating respect and integrity, and create an environment where team members are appreciated and supported.
    • Time and Priority Management –The ability to prioritize and complete tasks to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.
    • Project Management, Planning and Organizing – The aptitude to identify and oversee all resources, tasks, and people to obtain results, set and prioritize relevant, realistic, and attainable goals and objectives to anticipate effects, outcomes, and risks, and to manage resources according to set priorities.
    • Understanding Others – The capacity to recognize the feelings, concerns, and motivations of others while supporting their unique skills to create an inclusive and equitable working environment.


    Executive leadership experience and proven success in arts administration, nonprofit management, business, or a related field are required. Proven fundraising ability and experience with donor relations are essential. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of contemporary art and the curatorial process. Expert financial and operational acumen is required. Demonstrated success in advancing DEIA strategies within an institution is necessary. Qualified candidates will have strong experience in and a passion for working with artists, as well as developing and presenting exhibitions. Credentials in museum management or a related field are strongly preferred. Experience as a spokesperson who has represented an organization to a range of stakeholders including business and civic leaders, artists, and the media is desired. The successful candidate will have experience managing and motivating a strong, unified team through a visionary, collaborative, and forward-thinking leadership style. Excellent written and communication skills are expected.

    Compensation and Benefits

    CMCA offers a competitive and equitable compensation package, with an anticipated annual salary range of $90,000 to $100,000. Employee benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, Maine Earned Paid Leave, personal days, and holidays.

    Applications and Inquiries

    To submit a cover letter and resume highlighting relevant and demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred), please click here or visit For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

    Jenna Deja, Vice President
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    201 West Lake Street, Suite 133
    Chicago, IL 60606-1803
    Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 227

    CMCA is an EA/EO employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workspace. CMCA does not discriminate against any candidate or employee based on race, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or veteran status.

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