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  • 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 jschnaars@brickstoremuseum.org. 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)

    A logo for Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

    Executive Director

    Organization

    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.

    Community

    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.

    Sources: history.uscg; census.gov; rocklandmaine.gov; visitmaine.net; rocklandmainevacation.com,mainesmidcoast.com

    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.

    Qualifications

    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 artsconsulting.com/opensearches. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

    Jenna Deja, Vice President
    Arts Consulting Group logo.

    201 West Lake Street, Suite 133
    Chicago, IL 60606-1803
    Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 227
    Email CMCA@ArtsConsulting.com

    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.

    https://artsconsulting.com/opensearches/center-for-maine-contemporary-art-executive-director/

  • 22 Feb 2024 12:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Overview

    Maine Maritime Museum is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to connecting people to the past, present, and future of Maine’s waterways and their global reach. Since this history includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. If you believe museums play a vital role revealing the past, informing the present, and shaping 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 2024 Sandra D. Rapp Curatorial Intern will join Maine Maritime Museum’s Curatorial Department to advance initiatives to collect, preserve, and share Maine’s maritime stories. Reporting to the Curator of Collections, and working closely with other curatorial staff and volunteers, the Rapp Intern will experience wide-ranging curatorial activities that enhance access and engagement with the museum’s collections and exhibitions. The internship will provide an understanding of best practices in collections stewardship through care and documentation of a diverse collection of cultural heritage objects, as well as support development of exhibitions throughout galleries and a campus of historic structures. As part of an immersive learning opportunity, the Rapp Intern will also take part in inter-departmental collaborations and staff enrichment opportunities

    Specific Duties

    • Support development of exhibition checklists through collection surveys and research
    • Object cleaning, transport, and rehousing
    • Photography and processing of image files using photo-editing software
    • Database entry in adherence to established metadata standards
    • Collaborate closely with the Curatorial Department to participate in assigned projects, meetings, and initiatives

    Qualifications

    • Baccalaureate or Graduate coursework in History, Art History, Museum Studies, or related discipline
    • Excellent written and organizational skills
    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with close attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently or in close collaboration within a team
    • Desire and openness to learn new skills and methodologies
    • Previous experience in museum collections environment a plus

    Terms & How to Apply

    Internships are hourly positions and will not exceed 40 hours/week for a period of 8 weeks in June and July. Compensation for this opportunity is $16/hr and includes off-site housing, at no cost to the intern. Transportation to and from the museum is not provided. Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org with the subject line “Sandra D. Rapp Curatorial Internship.” Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024.

    Maine Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


  • 20 Feb 2024 6:07 PM | Anonymous member

    The Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center in Skowhegan, Maine, is seeking a part-time, seasonal Curatorial Assistant. The Curatorial Assistant supports the day-to-day operations of Skowhegan History House & Research Center and activities associated with the care, maintenance, and research of the permanent collection. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and Curator, the Curatorial Assistant is responsible for a range of technical and administrative tasks associated with the collection including: object and archives handling, cataloguing, records management, research inquiries, and visitor tours of the museum and research center. In addition, the Curatorial Assistant assists with exhibition preparations, programs, and events and is responsible for opening and closing the museum on designated workdays.

    Ideal candidates have prior experience in a museum or historical setting, attention to detail and problem-solving skills, experience in handling historical artifacts, art collections, and archival materials, effective communication and interpersonal skills, comfort interacting with a variety of people, working knowledge of Microsoft Office and PastPerfect 5, and a Bachelor’s degree in art history, public history, museum studies, or related field of study.

    This seasonal and part-time position begins in late May and ends in mid-October. It is a minimum of 24 hours per week (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm). Additional hours may be available occasionally.

    For the detailed job description, please download it from the History House website here.

    To apply, email cover letter, résumé, and two letters of recommendation in one continuous document to psaeon2@gmail.com. Please use the subject line “Curatorial Assistant.” No phone calls please.

  • 16 Feb 2024 6:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Museum Director – L C Bates Museum 

    Good Will-Hinckley 

    Hinckley, ME 

    Good Will-Hinckley is seeking the right person for our Museum Director Position. This position oversees the general operations of the L. C. Bates Museum and the museum services including the museum building, collections, Hinckley Archives, outreach programs and nature trails. 

    Requirements of the Museum Director: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, College level work in museum studies or related field desirable, master’s degree preferred. 
    • 2 – 5 years of knowledge and experience in general museum operation. 
    • Organizational skills and ability to work with students and the public. 
    • Satisfactory reference and background checks. 
    • Must have a valid Maine driver’s license and be fully insured. 


    Benefits of the Job: 

    • Annual salary range $45,000 - $50,000 
    • Generous PTO and paid holiday schedule 
    • Medical, Dental, LTD and Life 
    • Maine State Retirement and 401k 


    Responsibilities of the Museum Director: 

    • Oversee all aspects of museum operations including museum educators, volunteers, special event programming, acquisitions, historian, and volunteer coordination. 
    • Provide supervision and performance evaluations for museum educators. 
    • Work with the GWH Board sanctioned Museum Committee to develop long term plans and goals for the museum. 
    • Oversee cultural collections and archives for the Good Will-Hinckley community. 
    • Work with VP Director of Development in monthly meetings on museum marketing, fundraising, and potential grant opportunities. 
    • Assist in the development and management of the trail system. 
    • Keep track and maintain museum artifacts and records. 
    • Create and distribute monthly LC Bates newsletters. 
    • Plan, schedule, and conducts tours to school, library and outreach programs. 
    • Plan, schedule and advertise the Summer Camp Programming. 
    • Manage the museum store to include ordering inventory and daily cash reconciliation with the finance department. 
    • Create and implement Museum Orientation for all new hires and Volunteers. 
    • Assist Chief Financial Officer in all financial information for the museum and handle funds in accordance with Good Will-Hinckley with grant management, procedures, and protocols. 
    • Meet monthly with Chief Financial Officer. 
    • Train museum educators to provide services for school presentations, Museum tours, Summer Camp Programs, and work in the store. 
    • Create and schedule monthly presentations to GSLC students. 
    • Bi-weekly check-ins with Chief Operating Officer. 
    • Ensures that all museum rules are followed. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer. 


  • 02 Feb 2024 11:44 AM | Anonymous member

    The Patten Free Library, located in Bath, Maine, is a private non-profit library that serves the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich.  (Total population served is app. 15,279.)

    Job Summary:

    This 30-hour per week position is responsible for managing the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room including developing and maintaining its collections, services, and programs, providing reference services, supervising volunteers, and managing the Library’s art collection.

     Responsibilities:

    • Assist patrons in the use of the collections.
    • Develop, arrange, describe, and preserve archival collections in multiple formats in accordance with accepted standards and practices.
    • Develop and implement procedures for the acquisition, processing, cataloging, digitization, and preservation of archival materials. 
    • Catalog items and collections in Minerva and collection management software.
    • Create finding aids using contemporary tools in accordance with accepted standards.
    • Appraise potential collection additions and make recommendations for acquisition of new collections and de-accessioning of existing collections.
    • Develop programming that provides educational enrichment and promotes collections, including the Town History Series.
    • Supervise and train interns and volunteers.
    • Maintain equipment and software.
    • Participate in library planning, including budgeting for the department and maintaining statistical information on usage.
    • Enhance professional knowledge by regularly reviewing professional literature and attending meetings and workshops.
    • Serve as a liaison to and limited support for the Bath Historical Society.
    • Assist and advise the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on Board and/or library committees.
    • Participate and cooperate with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.
    • Participate in Library fundraising activities.

     Performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics

    • Working knowledge of archival principles, policies and procedures.
    • Working knowledge of research techniques required for genealogical, architectural, and local-history queries.
    • Working knowledge of technology as it relates to services.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working effectively within a team and with individual staff, patrons, volunteers, and donors. 
    • Attention to detail and accuracy in all aspects of work.
    • Dependable, self-motivated, and self-directed.

     Qualifications

    A Master’s degree in Library Science with an emphasis in archives management or experience in the same and a working knowledge of genealogy as well as a strong interest in local history. Experience cataloging archival materials.  Research, speaking, and reporting skills required, while an interest in the fine arts is desirable.

    Conditions of employment

    Some weekend hours may be required.

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

    Hourly Rate: $23.16-$25.16 depending on experience.

    Benefits: Sick, vacation, and holiday time; partial health insurance benefits.

     

    How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Library Director, at lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

    Start Date: Beginning of March, 2024 or as soon as possible after that.

  • 24 Jan 2024 10:44 AM | Anonymous member

    Are you looking for a rewarding career with opportunity for advancement? Do you love history and have experience planning and coordinating successful public programs? If you thrive on quality, 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! 

    Job Class Code: 0062; Grade: 27; Salary: $30.05-$40.84
    Closing: February 19, 2024

    The Maine State Archives is seeking an individual to serve as the Director of Special Projects to be the coordinator of our state’s commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary. This is a limited-period position, which will end by December 31, 2026. 
    Stationed within the Maine State Archives and reporting directly to the Maine State Archivist, the Director of Special Projects serves as the staff person for the Maine Semiquincentennial Commission. Under guidance from the Commission, Maine State Archivist, and Maine Secretary of State, the Director will execute the Commission’s goals to plan and coordinate statewide cultural activities for the nation's semiquicentennial in 2026.  The position will travel throughout the state, convene planning meetings, and develop marketing to establish the statewide program of events.

    A typical day involves:

    • Serve as administrative staff support for the Maine Semiquincentennial Commission
    • Organize and coordinate committees for programs or projects 
    • Develop and write requests for contractors and consultants, receive bids, and coordinate committees to review/rate bids and award contracts
    • Draft policies, procedures, rules, regulations, programs, and legislation
    • Seek funding for Commission programs and activities
    • Coordinate program planning in communities throughout the state
    • Receive, collect, prepare, and submit reports, documents, and related materials to federal, state, and other agencies to ensure reporting and documentation requirements are met.
    • Develop, coordinate, organize, and present educational materials, workshops, and training seminars 
    • Attend and participate in hearings, meetings, conferences

    In order to be successful, you must have:

    • Knowledge of Maine and American history
    • Knowledge of state cultural programs, operations, and services
    • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to and/or enforced by the agency
    • Knowledge of budget processes and funding methodologies
    • Knowledge of modern administrative and management theory, principles, and practices
    • Knowledge of the legislative process
    • Ability to organize, coordinate, and manage diverse groups of people into effective committees and task forces
    • Ability to monitor and assess efficiency and effectiveness of agency activities
    • Ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policies
    • Ability to identify and resolve problems in agency programs, operations, and services
    • Ability to formulate program and administrative goals, objectives, and plans
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to write clearly and effectively
    • Ability to prepare and complete reports and documentation
    • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations, training, and agency position

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or professional experience in related history and public program coordination and planning. Preference will be given to those with a history degree or equivalent education.

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

    BENEFITS: 

    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 Balance – 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 ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 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 XX% 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 four 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:  https://mainebhr.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0v2yv/


  • 05 Jan 2024 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Wilson Museum

    Castine, ME

    Internship in Museums Studies, Public History, and Anthropology

    The Wilson Museum in Castine, Maine is seeking an intern for the summer of 2024. Located on the shores of Penobscot Bay, the Wilson Museum is an eclectic small museum with collections, exhibits, and programs that range from geology to local history, European prehistory to living history, cultures in North America and around the world, and more. This internship is intended for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students and will be project-focused. The museum will work with the intern to identify a project that meets both the strategic goals of the museum and the student’s interests and academic requirements.

    Examples of projects:

    • ·         Creating an interactive, searchable database of our local cemetery records.
    • ·         Developing a new tour for our ca. 1763-1783 historic house.
    • ·         Designing new living history programming.
    • ·         Developing outdoor learning experience(s) for our 5-acre campus.
    • ·         Collections research on un- and under documented collections.
    • ·         Exhibit development and design in collaboration with culturally-connected communities.

    The intern will also be encouraged to participate in other museum work, both internal and external. Additional paid shifts as a docent will also be available if interested.

    Compensation: A stipend of $2,500 will be provided, and housing on the museum campus is available. The Wilson Museum will work with your academic program to provide academic credits where applicable, and students who will be getting academic credit for their internship are preferred. Dates and total time commitment are flexible, with the primary onsite work taking place June through August.

    This internship at the Wilson Museum is made possible by the Patricia L. Hutchins Internship Endowment Fund.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jgray@wilsonmuseum.org. Applications will close on March 1, 2024.


  • 02 Jan 2024 6:29 PM | Anonymous member

    CODE:  0603           PAY GRADE:  25 (04)          SALARY:  $52,832.00 - $71,240.00/year

    OPENING DATE:  January 2, 2024                   

    CLOSING DATE:  January 15, 2024

    Do you love to organize, categorize and catalog?

    OUR ROLE

    We need someone to manage the Office of Behavioral Health's information resources; specifically, to archive 20+ years of physical confidential client records, create and maintain a searchable electronic database of those records, design and maintain our shared document drives, manage our web resources, support Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) requests, and lead on DHHS Retention Policy matters for the Office.

    This is a new and much needed role at the Office. It will plan and consult and then be expected to dig into the work. It is a full-time position located in Augusta and allows for partial telework with management approval. It reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

    YOUR SKILLS

    Ideally, we’re looking for someone with subject matter expertise in information resource management or library science. Someone with technical proficiency and experience in the creation of searchable electronic databases, management of websites, and design and organization of digital and physical document systems. Someone with knowledge of digital file formats, electronic records management, and digital persistence practice and theory. Someone who might be familiar with state government retention and archiving policies and procedures. Someone who can plan, develop, execute, maintain, and update. Someone who can communicate effectively. Someone with a 4-year degree and 4 years of related experience or no degree and 8 years’ experience.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Are you one or more of these someones? The skills and attitudes that will make this role successful can come from all sorts of backgrounds. We encourage you to upload your resume and tell us in a cover letter what makes our role the right fit for your skills. If you want to learn more about the role, please email Adrienne Leahey at Adrienne.Leahey@maine.gov. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith at Ashley.Smith@maine.gov.  

    Be part of purposeful, transformative work. Through partnerships with local agencies, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) at Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supports communities and helps individuals with mental health and substance use conditions to live lives of dignity, hope, and meaning. Enjoy a good salary, excellent benefits, and a workplace where everyone belongs.

    Thank you for considering this role. We look forward to hearing from you.


  • 02 Jan 2024 4:54 PM | Anonymous member

     Job Title:       Museum Education/Interpretation Internship                  

                                            Reports to:   Education Director

                                            Job Terms:    Non-Exempt, 35 hours per week, May-August

                                            Updated:      December 2023

     

    The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine seeks a full-time education/interpretation intern for summer 2024. This internship will provide hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum, including activities in different departments and working as a member of the front line staff. This internship will include professional development field trips to other museums (in-person or online) and participation in an intern cohort. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

     

    ·       Participate in the intern cohort

    o   Assist with and lead programming

    o   Submit articles for enews

    o   Conduct evaluations with visitors

    o   Contribute posts and videos to social media

    o   Assist with projects in different museum departments

    o   Attend weekly intern meetings and intern field trips to other museums

    o   Complete an internship project related to the intern’s skills and interests and adapted to their education level

    ·       Engage with visitors

    o   Welcome visitors and answer questions

    o   Learn written guided tours and lead scheduled guided tours

    o   Lead groups of children (scouts, field trips, etc.) through exhibits

    o   Assist or lead children’s crafts and programs

    o   Lead two week-long children’s day camps

    ·       Contribute to a positive, safe, and tidy work environment

    o   Work as part of a team and staff buildings/give presentations solo

    o   Respond to security and/or safety concerns

    o   Perform minor housekeeping in exhibit buildings, including sweeping, vacuuming, and monitoring pests, as needed

    ·       Additional duties may include

    o   Covering the gift shop, including selling admissions, gift shop sales, and answering the phone

    o   Conducting research

    o   Other duties as assigned

    Internship Length and Dates:

    ·       35 hours per week May 11th (negotiable) through August 10th

    o   Plus paid training hours in May that can be remote

    ·       Work some evenings, most Saturdays, and July 4th

     

    Qualifications:

    ·       Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate program or graduate program in museum studies, history, public history, education, theater, material culture, or related field

    ·       Coursework in history, education, and/or performing arts preferred

    ·       Interest in museums and/or maritime history

    ·       Experience working with children

    ·       Experience working with the public

    ·       Excellent computer skills

    ·       Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Gmail, Facebook, Zoom, YouTube, and Instagram

     

    Compensation

    ·       $15.25/hour paid biweekly

    ·       PMM will provide private, on-site housing for a small fee

     

    Penobscot Marine Museum includes 12 buildings on a 3 ½ acre campus and it is open seasonally. In 2024, the Museum will welcome school field trips starting May 13th and will be open to the public three days a week starting Memorial Day weekend and 5 days a week in July and August. July will include 4 weeks of children’s day camps plus weekly drop-in children’s activities. Other summer events will include two evening programs, monthly participation in Searsport Art Walks, visits to the local library, plus tabling at area festivals. The education/interpretation intern will be heavily involved in planning and running all of these activities as well as regularly staffing buildings and leading tours and demonstrations.

     

    Review of applicants will begin February 15th, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcripts (official or unofficial) as .pdfs to Penobscot Marine Museum education director Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org. The hiring process will include one round of Zoom interviews. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to provide a list of references.

     

    Have a question about the experience? Not sure how to apply? Want to find out more? Join Jeana and previous interns in a Zoom info session at 7pm on Tuesday, January 23rd.  Click here to register.


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