Geiger Museum Learning Internship

18 Feb 2022 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

Geiger Museum Learning Internship

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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 2022. The Geiger Museum Learning Intern will gain an up-close look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the museum as they work closely with museum staff across departments on varying museum initiatives. The intern’s primary role will be finding innovative ways to integrate the museum’s collection and historic campus into new educational programs/experiences for visitors and summer campers. Within this framework, the student will take a leadership role in a project of their choosing. They will work under the direction of museum education staff to gain valuable experience in owning 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. 

The Geiger Museum Learning Internship will report to the Manager 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 student will work a total of 224 hours at the rate of $13.75/hour, to be completed between June-August 2022.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • ·         Research, develop, and facilitate a gallery program for families and visitors
  • ·         Assist with Kennebec Explorers Day Camp and Crosscurrents Youth Learning & Leadership Program

Other possible intern responsibilities include:

  • ·         Leading public-facing museum and vessel tours and/or demonstrations
  • ·         Assisting Guest Services with visitor orientation
  • ·         Collections Inventory
  • ·         Exhibit Installations
  • ·         Develop social media content
  • ·         Attending weekly staff meetings

Details:

  • ·         224 hours at $13.75/hour
  • ·         Up to 40 hours/week for six weeks between June-August 2022 (start and end dates adjustable depending on school schedules)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • ·         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
  • ·         Interested in museums, education, public history and/or non-profits
  • ·         Interested in developing professional skills
  • ·         Experience or interest in working with the public and children
  • ·         Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-pace environment
  • ·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit pdf documents including a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to hr@maritimeme.org.

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


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