Jobs and Internships

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums provides this forum for members and non-members of MAM to post employment and internship opportunities. This feature was added in March, 2019.

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We ask that all job and internship opportunities include a stated compensation range, expressed as a salary, hourly wage, or stipend. Meant to encourage greater diversity and reduced burnout in collecting institutions, this requirement is made in coordination with museum associations around the country based on information from the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

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  • 16 Sep 2019 4:17 PM | Anonymous member

    Archivist / Librarian

    Old York Historical Society

    York / Kittery, Maine

    The Old York Historical Society seeks a part-time Archivist / Librarian to be an integral part of the organization’s small, dedicated staff.  The Archivist / Librarian will be responsible for managing all aspects of the institution’s paper and digital collections, as well as public access at the new Old York Research Center in Kittery, Maine, located seven miles from the administrative offices in York.  Old York uses PastPerfect for maintaining collections records.  The successful candidate will have a degree and/or certificate in archival or library studies, or equivalent experience; be proficient in using collections management databases; and demonstrate confidence in interacting with the public.  Position description is available by request from director@oldyork.org .  A letter of interest and résumé may be sent to the same email address.

    Salary:  $19.00 hourly

    Employment Type:  Part time / 12 hours per week

    Closes:  October 4, 2019


  • 05 Sep 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Looking for an opportunity to work in a place of wonder and exploration?

    The L.C.Bates useum is currently  recruiting for a part-time Museum Educator/Assistant (up to 29 hours per week) to work at the L.C. Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley. The L.C. Bates Museum houses unique natural history and culture collections. This position primarily involves working with children and families presenting natural history programs, but would also involve working in all aspects of the museum including greeting visitors and presenting tours, preparing exhibitions, presenting outside activities, helping develop programs for children and presenting educational outreach programs at schools.

    Please contact the L.C.Bates Museum at 207-238-4250 or lcbates@gwh.org for more information.


  • 03 Sep 2019 2:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick, Maine, seeks an experienced, innovative, forward-thinking, part-time Development Director to help build PHS’s overall fundraising strategy and sustainable philanthropic relationships, and advance its mission and 10-year vision for the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and the Skolfield-Whittier House.

    Responsibilities include working with the PHS Board of Trustees and Executive Director to develop overall fundraising and related marketing strategies in the areas of membership, annual fund, Business Partner program, grants, and other special campaigns, and managing and executing goals in these areas. Develop and administer campaigns. Process donations and acknowledgements. Manage constituent database; produce reports. Write and manage grant proposals. Develop and execute fundraising events. Work with stakeholders, collaborators, and contractors. Network with individuals and businesses, establishing new donor relationships. Liaison with Development and Strategic Planning Committees.

    Qualifications: BA or BS degree in communications, business, marketing, or humanities/related fields with relevant experience; advanced degree desirable. Prefer 5+ years experience in non-profit development/advancement/marketing roles. Strong interpersonal, organizational, project management, written/verbal skills required; must be both detail-oriented and able to see the big picture. Experience in event planning/execution. Facility with constituent databases. Interest in local history. Willingness to work as part of a small, close-knit team.

    The non-exempt position reports to the Executive Director and is approximately 20-24 hours per week year-round, ideally starting in November/December of this year. Scheduling is somewhat flexible. Some evening and weekend hours required for programs and events. Starting pay is commensurate with experience and anticipated to be in the $19-22/hour range. Eligible for pro-rated leave time after six-month probationary period.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and the names and contact info of three professional references to director@pejepscothistorical.orgby September 27, 2019. FMI: www.pejepscothistorical.org.

  • 28 Aug 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous member

    COORDINATOR OF MUSEUM EDUCATION AND EVENTS 

    • First Amendment Museum (Augusta, Maine)
      20-35 hours per week (negotiable), competitive compensation

       

      The Coordinator of Museum Education and Events is charged with planning, coordinating, and leading the museum’s the wide-ranging program of special events for audiences of all ages. Key responsibilities include the following.

    • ·      Develops, implements, coordinates the museum’s community programs
    • ·      Establishes assessment tools to evaluate programs   
    • ·      Oversees all aspects of visitor services, from coordinating tour requests to reviewing informational materials
    • ·      Serves as the museum's point person for accessibility and inclusion.   
    • ·      Recruits, trains, and supervises interns and volunteers 
    • ·      Cultivates relationships with local educators, organizations, andmuseum peers
    • ·      Pitches in to help with other projects as needed
    • At present, the museum’s opening hours are limited, and events are paced at approximately two per month. Over time, as the museum transitions from its current start-up phase, this position will likewise evolve. Additional future responsibilities may include the following.

    • ·      Works with exhibition designers to assess and refine the exhibit prototypes 
    • ·      Oversees the creation, implementation, and evaluation of online learning activities, including First Amendment curriculum units
    • ·      Develops and coordinates teacher professional development workshops. 
    • ·      Trains and manages the volunteer docents 
    • ·      Develops, coordinates, and assesses the K-12 school visit program
    • ·      Participates in grant writing and fundraising activities as needed
    • The position will report initially to Genie Gannett, the First Amendment Museum’s Co-founder and President of its committed Board of Directors. When the museum’s CEO is hired, reporting will be to the CEO. The successful candidate will join a friendly, hardworking team that is expected to grow in the months ahead and whose members currently include the museum assistant and several consultants (including architects, exhibit designers, and marketing professionals).   

       

      QUALIFICATIONS

    • ·      Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in a relevant field such as Education or Museum Education and/or equivalent relevant work experience
    • ·      A passion for the mission of the First Amendment Museum
    • ·      Experience teaching people of various areas and backgrounds
    • ·      Experience planning and coordinating events (including equipment, venues, vendors, etc.)
    • ·      The ability to develop and manage project budgets 
    • ·      Experience working in a museum education department preferred but not required 
    • ·      Experience coordinating student interns and/or volunteers
    • ·      Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Office, email, and the web (social media and website management skills would be considered a plus
    • ·      A warm, open-minded, adaptable, collaborative temperament  
    • ·      Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and well
    • ·      Willing and able to work occasional evening and weekend events as needed

     

    The First Amendment Museum values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

     

    ABOUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT MUSEUM

    The First Amendment Museum is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 concept museum that has been established in Augusta, Maine, with the purpose of examining the history and promoting the practice and understanding of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by developing a landmark museum with innovative exhibits and engaging programming. The organization seeks to engage the citizens of our state and nation through programs and a national partnership network that will engage new generations of Americans and others with the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

    At the heart of this effort is the need to examine the First Amendment in a historical and contemporary, nonpartisan perspective. As the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise hereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Amazingly, studies have found that increasingly, fewer and fewer Americans can name the five rights protected by the First Amendment and a recent 2018 poll found that 40 percent of Americans could not name even one of the five rights. The inspiration for this organization is the need to change this trend, with the mission of inspiring all Americans to live and love their First Amendment freedoms. 

    To learn more, please visit firstamendmentmuseum.org

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit a resume, the names and contact information of two professional references, and a brief cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience to: connect@firstamendmentmuseum.org

    The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

  • 09 Aug 2019 5:47 PM | Anonymous member

    To apply visit this link: https://usm.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=57191&job=education-outreach-assistant-administrative-specialist-cl3-temporary

    Position Title: Education Outreach Assistant (Administrative Specialist CL3) - Temporary

    Campus: Portland

    Department: Library Administration - PLY

    Salary Band/Wage Band: B23, $15.50/hr

    Work Schedule:

    Typically Tuesdays-Fridays, morning through afternoon (K-12 schedule)

    Statement of Job:

    The University of Southern Maine is seeking applicants for the part-time (20 hours per week), temporary (up to one year from start date), non-benefited, hourly position of Educational Outreach Assistant in the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML SCCE) located on the Portland campus. Hours are typically Tuesday to Friday, morning through early afternoon (K-12 schedule). Expected start date around September 1, 2019.

    The Educational Outreach Assistant will assist the Coordinator of Educational Outreach with curriculum development, field trip support (on and off site), teacher workshops, and increased outreach to local high school educators. This position provides administrative and complex clerical work for OML SCCE outreach, with a strong emphasis on K-12 outreach, organization, and follow through. This position works collaboratively in a small team environment to support the mission and services of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education. Independent judgment and initiative are frequently exercised. The Educational Outreach Assistant works with other staff on library marketing, social media, and website activities and content. This position has extensive in-person, telephone, and online interactions with students (K-12 and university), faculty, staff, and the general public, and utilizes a wide range of resources in a variety of formats. The Assistant may supervise student employees.

    Pay is $15.50 per hour.

    We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a staff member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

    We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications:

    Required:

    Bachelor’s in related field (History, Secondary Education, Geography, Museum Studies, etc.) or equivalent education and work experience

    Experience working with K-12 students and teachers

    Valid driver’s license

    Ability to work successfully with many people at all levels

    Ability to lift and transport outreach materials

    Experience working in various computer environments

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Preferred:

    Experience working in a library, special collection, school, or museum setting in an educational capacity

    Marketing and website updating experience

    Experience working with high school students and teachers

    Other Information:

    Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

    All required materials must be submitted by 8/25/2019

    Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

    The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


  • 21 May 2019 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Founded in 1945, the Bar Harbor Historical Society was formed to collect and preserve the history of Bar Harbor. Having recently purchased a magnificent estate for its museum, LaRochelle, an outstanding historic shoreside mansion built in 1902, the BHHS now seeks to hire its first professional full-time staff member.  The successful candidate for the Executive Director position will have the unique opportunity to work with the Board of Directors to develop a new museum, guide the organization into its next phase, and create what will become one of Bar Harbor's main attractions. The Executive Director has overall operational, fundraising, programming, and marketing responsibility for BHHS and serves as the public face of the organization. A full job description is available upon request. The ideal candidate will possess a college degree, strong financial skills as well as a background in history, with demonstrated success at fundraising, networking, and grant writing. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms, or other similar programs. The Executive Director must be an independent, creative thinker with strong writing and communications skills as well as the ability to work with the Board of Directors, community members, and volunteers. Please direct any questions or submit a letter of interest with resume by June 14 to Kate McBrien at McBrien Museum Consulting by sending an email to mcbrienmuseumconsulting@gmail.com.

  • 15 May 2019 12:08 PM | Anonymous member

    The Boothbay Region Historical Society seeks an independent, highly organized office manager for its museum at 72 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. Applicants should enjoy working with the public, be competent with Microsoft computer programs and understand MS Access or similar database. The office manager is responsible for a wide variety of tasks under the direction of the board of trustees, including but not limited to: light bookkeeping and banking, volunteer training, maintenance of member and donor records, correspondence, troubleshooting technology issues, and managing general society business. The office manager also works closely with our  local historian and serves as the face of the society when greeting visitors and researchers. This is a year-round, 16-hour per week position. Fixed hours are Thursdays and Fridays 10:00-2:00. Remaining 8 hours are somewhat flexible. For more information, contact the society at brhs@gwi.net, 207-633-0820, or stop by the museum Thursday – Saturday 10:00-2:00. Applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume by May 29 to Office Manager Position, Boothbay Region Historical Society, PO Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, or by email to brhs@gwi.net.

  • 06 May 2019 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Maine Historical Society (MHS) is hosting a paid summer internship within its historic costume collection. The 350‐hour summer internship pays $5,000 ($14.28/hr), and takes place in Portland at our offsite facility. Ideal candidates include graduate students recently accepted to, currently enrolled in, or recent graduates of a Museum Studies, Fashion History or a Material Culture program. This internship focuses on all aspects of costume collection review, preparation, and preservation, including item level inspection, dressing mannequins, cataloguing and preparing items for long term storage. The application deadline is May 22, 2019. We have a flexible start date, but ask that the internship be completed by September 30, 2019.

     

    Please visit our website for more information. https://www.mainehistory.org/about_opportunities.shtml

  • 04 May 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Camp Tecumseh seeks an intern from a Museum Studies, Heritage Studies, Historic Preservation or similar program.  

    This non profit overnight summer camp for boys, founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes, is located on Lake Winnipesaukee.  See www.camptecumseh.net and especially alumni spotlight page for an example of a previous internship project.   

    The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts.

    Projects to be determined by intern, advisor, and consulting archivist.  Possible choices include:
    Identify, photograph and catalog artifacts in the Archives and around the Camp
    Document Poor Farm cemetery on property or other historic structures
    Develop timeline for property and Camp; and identify images and objects that might be used in a virtual and/or physical exhibit
    Research and conduct oral history interview(s)

    Supervisor is the Consulting Archivist. 

    Unpaid; meals available at Camp.  Camp sessions run between June 22 and August 11 for any on-premises tasks. 

    Please provide letter of interest, and CV to

    Cynthia Swank, CA, CRM

    cgswank@inlookgroup.com

  • 04 May 2019 3:36 PM | Anonymous member


    Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a  part-time Archives Assistant for its 2019 summer season.  This non profit overnight summer camp for boys, founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes, is located on Lake Winnipesaukee.  See www.camptecumseh.net  

    The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts.

    Possible tasks are:
    -- Accession any materials transferred or donated during the summer
    -- Re-house original film negatives; catalog digitized images
    -- Collect and digitize weekly newsletter
    -- Digitize Gilbert & Sullivan programs, marketing brochures if feasible
    -- Assist Archives team activities

    An experienced consulting Archivist will be available.

    Qualifications.
    BA
    Familiarity with office software applications
    Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers

    Expectation is 15 hours/week, $15/hour.  During the weeks the Camp is in operation (June 22 - August 11, 2019) meals are available. 

    Please submit the following to :
    Cynthia G. Swank, C.A., C.R.M.
    cgswank@inlookgroup.com

    – A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and outlining any relevant experience
    – A curriculum vitae of education and employment

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