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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  • 23 Mar 2022 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

    Exhibition Coordinator

    OVERVIEW

    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 diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    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

    As a key member of the Curatorial team and working under the Chief Curator and with assistance from the Collections & Library Services Manager, the Exhibition Coordinator supports all aspects of the museum’s exhibition program, including scheduling, planning, design, fabrication, and installation. Drawing on interdisciplinary teams inside and outside the museum, they create and implement visitor-centered exhibitions that educate, engage, and surprise.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • ·         Works internally with staff from Curatorial and Education departments to develop new exhibitions. Works externally with artists, guest curators, and other stakeholders to plan and implement traveling exhibitions, featured shows, and other displays throughout the museum's grounds. Future opportunities exist to curate individual exhibitions.
    • ·         Coordinates logistics for upcoming gallery changeovers, including loan correspondence, shipping, design work, equipment rentals, and artist correspondence.
    • ·         Oversees exhibition design and installation, drawing upon internal and external resources.
    • ·         Responsible for monitoring and maintaining existing exhibits.
    • ·         Supports Development staff to craft grant applications in support of exhibitions.
    • ·         Serves as a passionate ambassador for the museum’s exhibition program.
    • ·         Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Holds a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or at least 2 years of experience in exhibition production, graphic design, or curatorial work.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • ·         Excellent project management skills. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
    • ·         Strong audiovisual technology skills, including projection, digital signage, and interactive media players. Experience with printing exhibit-related materials, including wall panels, vinyl applications, or banners.
    • ·         Skilled in design and storytelling. Knowledge or familiarity of maritime material culture is a plus.
    • ·         Communicative and collaborative with coworkers and supervisors. Must work well in a cross-departmental team environment with Curatorial, Education, Facilities, Guest Services, Development, and Finance staff.
    • ·         An open-minded, strategic thinker.
    • ·         Strong preparator and art-handling skills.
    • ·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • ·         Familiarity with or willingness to learn PastPerfect Web Edition.

     

    TERMS

    The Exhibition Coordinator position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $35–45k per annum, commensurate with experience.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    MMM 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.

    APPLY

    Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@maritimeme.org.

     


  • 23 Mar 2022 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Geiger Museum Learning Internship

    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 2021 (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 Debbie Seybold, Human Resources Assistant, at hr@maritimeme.org.

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

  • 23 Mar 2022 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collections Stewardship Intern

    If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to be part of 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 Collections Stewardship Intern will support an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant conducting a comprehensive inventory, cataloging, and digitization project in its principal collection storage space. The project will provide the museum with substantially improved intellectual and physical control of a large portion of its object collection, resulting in increased access and improved collection care. The internship provides exposure to wide-ranging Collections Management activities and an opportunity to work with a diverse collection that includes models, clothing and textiles, furniture, fishing materials, and other 3D and 2D cultural heritage objects.

    The primary role of the internship is to assist in inventory reconciliation and collections research that resolves Found in Collections objects and informs recommendations for disposal in compliance with abandoned property statutes. Research will take place with the museum’s accession, loan, and exhibition files. Reporting to the Collections Manager, the Intern will gain experience with archival research, museum registrarial practice, and collection database management while working closely with other project staff and volunteers. The internship is a total of 400 hours at the rate of $15/hour, to be completed between May-August 2022.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Collections inventory
    • Provenance research
    • Data entry in adherence to minimum cataloging standards

     

    Additional duties

    • Object cleaning and rehousing
    • Assist with deaccession disposals
    • Prepare objects for digital photography

     

    Details

    • 400 hours at $15/hour
    • Up to 40 hours/week for 10 weeks between May-August 2022 (flexible start and end dates)

     

    Qualifications

    • Coursework in American History, Art History, or Museum Studies
    • Excellent organizational, written, and interpersonal skills
    • Regional historical and maritime history knowledge a plus
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to perform in a team environment
    • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
    • Lift items weighing up to 50 pounds may be required

     

    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.

     

    How to Apply

    Review of applications will begin March 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit .pdf documents including a cover letter and resume to Debbie Seybold, Human Resources Assistant, at hr@maritimeme.org.

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

  • 15 Mar 2022 4:24 PM | Anonymous member

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic professional to join our team as Museum Educator to coordinate the Museum’s engaging educational initiatives and programs for both children and adults. The position will facilitate current programs (i.e. field trips, in-classroom visits, scheduling guest lectures, etc.) to ensure continued programming; and will prioritize and  develop new initiatives with the staff team to broaden the reach of Museum education in the community.

    This role will likely work with adult, student, and early childhood audiences for both in-person/on-site programming and on virtual learning platforms. Experience in museum or public education is preferred.  This role is a perfect fit for someone passionate about learning and engaging the public. Requirements: excellent communication skills with an ability to adapt lessons and tours to different ages, learning styles, and abilities; Willingness and flexibility to deliver programs virtually through Zoom and Wordpress; Comfort and confidence in building and delivering programs to both adults and children.

    Part-Time: Position is 16 hours (two full days) per week, $18 per hour

    Please send your letter of introduction (please include links to any examples of your recent work) and resume to edirector@brickstoremuseum.orgby April 30, 2022.


  • 15 Mar 2022 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Victoria Mansion, an historic house museum in Portland, Maine, seeks a full-time Director of Development to help build and sustain relationships with our members, donors, and institutional partners.  The Director of Development works with the Executive Director to cultivate ties with the larger community, manage and grow the museum’s membership program, and implement annual giving campaigns. The Director of Development also manages fundraising events and works with senior staff to write grants and facilitate capital gifts.  Flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively with a small staff a must.  The successful candidate will have excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, a high comfort level with technology, and a demonstrated interest in history, art history, or the decorative arts.  BA or higher degree and 5+ years of development specific experience required.  Capital fundraising experience a plus.  Victoria Mansion offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off, health, vision, and dental insurance, and matching retirement contributions.  Salary range $45,000-$47,500 depending on experience.  For additional information, please view the position description at: https://victoriamansion.org/2022/03/08/victoria-mansion-seeks-director-of-development/

    To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101 or via email to tbrosnihan@victoriamansion.org.  Victoria Mansion is committed to fair and accessible employment practices, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.

  • 15 Mar 2022 9:45 AM | Anonymous member
    The Cultural Alliance of Maine (CAM), a new statewide coalition to unite, champion, and advance Maine’s cultural sector, seeks an inaugural Director: a cooperative and transformational leader with a commitment to and skills in equitable, anti-racist community building and shared leadership. This individual will have an entrepreneurial, collaborative mindset and be excited by the work needed to partner with a wide range of stakeholders and constituents to establish CAM as a nonprofit in 2022-23 and to build this alliance; strong environmental, networking, and organizational development skills, and the verbal and written abilities to represent and advocate for the advancement of Maine’s libraries, historical societies, arts organizations, creative industries, and cultural workers. 5+ years in cultural and/or nonprofit or legislative work desirable.

    CAM’s goals are to establish unified efforts in support of the many diverse components of Maine’s cultural sector amongst a community that:
    • Collaborates and is mutually supportive, regardless of organizational size, geography, budget, mission, etc.; 
    • Communicates with and learns from each other, shares resources and information;
    • Engages and educates elected officials, policymakers, funders, and the general public to increase visibility and understanding of the cultural community’s impact;
    • Works collectively to address resource allocation, related policy, crises and critical issues.
    The Alliance seeks a collaborative and transformational leader with a commitment to and skills in equitable, anti-racist community building and shared leadership as its first F/T Director. This individual will have:
    • An entrepreneurial mindset and enthusiasm for shepherding the creation and launch of a new statewide nonprofit organization;
    • Passion for culture-making and the role of culture in strengthening communities;
    • A collaborative style and the ability to interface with diverse constituents;
    • A willingness to travel the state in-person and/or virtually, and to connect personally with constituents;
    • Strong organizational development skills, including but not limited to nonprofit administration, fundraising, and facilitation;
    • An ability to widely scan broad environments, identifying issues and opportunities and synthesizing information for the field; 
    • Excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal presentations.
    The Director will:
    • Steward and lead a statewide collaborative vision within a wide and diverse field of stakeholders and constituents including nonprofit, for profit, and individual constituents in the arts, creative industries, and humanities, the latter specifically but not limited to libraries, historical societies, and historic preservation.
    • Connect the cultural sector (nonprofits, for profits, individuals) for peer learning and consensus-building around shared interests, opportunities and challenges, with an emphasis on elevating equity in the field;
    • Identify and manage policy issues and gaps in sector-relevant resources;
    • Act as the sector’s primary liaison with state and regional governments, building and maintaining the necessary relationships to keep the cultural sector and its infrastructure an active member and concern of policy and budget conversations;
    • Oversee advocacy, research, and communications materials and strategies on behalf of Maine’s cultural sector, championing its wide impact both internally and externally and elevating the visibility of Maine culture;
    • Participate in the development of a new and sustainable organization structurally, legally, and financially.
    Specific responsibilities are aligned within five priority areas as established by the field during CAM’s pilot year of 2021: Championing the sector internally and externally; Community, Consensus, and Knowledge Building; Advocacy; Research and Analysis; Governance and Administration.
    • Champion and advance the sector internally and externally, raising visibility, promoting value, and building broad engagement and consensus.
    • Manage and grow a budget that includes room for contractor fees where needed.
    • Oversee creation and distribution of research and messaging relevant to community priorities across multiple media and content channels, including economic impact reports; commercially produced video’s; PSA’s; talking points for members; recordings of Alliance events.
    • Create opportunities, gatherings, materials, trainings and events to build community and collective knowledge in and advocacy for the field, including but not limited to a regular advance calendar of public convenings; messaging kits; website, social media, and newsletter; the keeping and distribution of records of communications, meetings, convenings or events hosted by or on behalf of the Alliance.
    • Facilitate communication and engagement in CAM by diverse individuals and entities in the  broader cultural community.
    • Identify top advocacy opportunities and priorities and create, lead, and/or oversee strategies and initiatives.
    • Lead efforts to increase the visibility of the cultural sector and its economic  and community impacts to policymakers/decision-makers, including direct lobbying and media engagement.
    • Attend relevant public committee meetings, sharing information with elected officials, and drafting or coordinating sign-on letters.
    • Represent Maine and participate in the Creative States Coalition, and/or similar regional, state, and national efforts.
    • Collaborating with other entities, research organizations, and/or hired contractors, direct 1 - 2 research projects annually including creation of data reports and communication tools to support advocacy. Determine what data national peer organizations are seeking and gathering and coordinate where appropriate. Create summaries/analyses of stakeholder input gathered on revolving bases.
    • Through ongoing partnership with MANP and/or additional hires, coordinate, facilitate, and lead CAM’s process to becoming a 501 C 3 nonprofit, including participation in and/or leadership of structural, legal, and development systems.
    • Beginning with a growing budget raised over three years by the founding Steering Committee, collaborate with the Board and field to develop financial and sector resources to create a sustainable organizational model.
    • General Administration: Lead the development of vision, work and business plans for the next stages of the project in alignment with overall project goals. Project and manage budget and cash flows. Coordinate funding efforts/revenue generation including Letters of Intent, competitive applications, and funders’ reports. Additionally, coordinate, facilitate, and support CAM’s virtual meetings (and possibly in-person meetings should public health guidance allow) of the Cultural Alliance of Maine, Steering Committee and/or Governing Board (and potentially  meetings of smaller groups as determined by the governance structure.) Manage project subcontractors (such as  lobbyists, speakers, designers, policy analysts). Maintain accurate and complete project records.
    About CAM
    The Cultural Alliance of Maine is a group of organizations and individual leaders who are committed to uniting, advancing, and promoting Maine’s diverse cultural sector, including the arts, humanities, and creative industries, and better leveraging the resources and policies applicable to the increased centrality of the field as part of Maine’s socioeconomic well being. The Alliance is currently governed by a founding Steering Committee made of constituent organizations which has raised the initial two years of funding for the Alliance, and is in the process of reshaping its governance body to ensure it best represents CAM’s founding values of equity, inclusivity, and diversity. This work is running in parallel to the hiring of the Director with the goal of bringing the new Director and governance team together to finalize the shape of the organization. At this time, the Alliance is a freestanding project fiscally sponsored by the Maine Association of Nonprofits; it is not a separate legal entity and does not have a separate legal existence. The goal is to organize and confirm status as a 501 C 3 nonprofit corporation by early 2023. 

    The Director of the Cultural Alliance of Maine will be hired by and report to the Cultural Alliance of Maine Steering Committee, representing diverse non-profit cultural organizations around the state. Administrative and fiscal management for the project is provided by the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP). 

    Contract Terms:
    • Initial 12-month term
    • Compensation: $70,000 + benefits package
    • Starting June - July 2022
    To be considered for this position, please email your application to culturalmaine@gmail.com, using the word APPLICATION to start your subject line. We invite you to include with your resume a cover letter that addresses why you believe the Cultural Alliance of Maine is needed, and the unique strengths and approaches you would bring to the Director role.
  • 10 Mar 2022 3:47 PM | Anonymous member

    The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks individuals with an interest in history and/or sailing to work as members of our interpretive staff on our 3 acre museum campus. These positions are seasonal (May-October), with employment up to 5 days per week. Shifts are 5.5 to 7 hours long. Training is provided. Qualified candidates will demonstrate strong communication skills and be comfortable speaking in a one-on-one or group setting. Being a team player and engaging with the public, including children, are essential qualities.

    Interpretation is “an educational activity which aims to reveal meaning and relationships through the use of original objects, by firsthand experience, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual information.” (Interpreting Our Heritage, Tilden)

    Duties include but are not limited to the following:

    ·         Engaging with visitors

    o   Welcoming visitors to an exhibit

    o   Checking for admission stickers and tactfully referring visitors to the admissions desk if needed

    o   Giving visitors an introduction about what to expect in the exhibit

    o   Learning written guided tours and leading scheduled guided tours of the campus or exhibits

    o   Answering visitor questions

    o   Being knowledgeable about and able to refer visitors to the correct exhibit buildings in the museum, museum staff, and daily and upcoming activities, programs, and events

    o   Walking through the exhibit on a regular basis to check on visitors and monitor artifact safety

    o   Leading groups of children (scouts, field trips, etc.) or adults through exhibits

    o   Assisting or leading children’s crafts or programs

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

    o   Working as part of a team and staffing buildings/giving presentations solo.

    o   Responding to security and/or safety concerns

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

    ·         Becoming familiar with the museum’s campus and activities

    o   Attending all training sessions at the beginning of the season and additional training as needed

    o   Attending daily front-line staff meetings on scheduled work days

    o   Becoming familiar with the artifacts in the exhibits

    ·         During time when there are no visitors in the exhibit

    o   Keeping alert and welcoming

    o   studying materials related to the exhibit and the Museum

    o   Conducting inventories of artifacts in the exhibits

    o   Prepping craft materials for museum activities

    o   Conducting light gardening

    o   Other tasks as assigned

    Additional duties may include

    o   Covering for other interpreters during breaks and busy times
    o   Covering the gift shop, including selling admissions, gift shop sales, and answering the phone
    o   Conducting research
    o   Developing talks or tours on specific exhibits or artifacts
    o   Work weekends and occasional evenings, as scheduled

    o   Other duties as assigned

    During each shift, all interpreters will rotate between staffing buildings and leading activities such as tours, children’s crafts, and demonstrations. Within the interpretive staff, there are distinct positions and each interpreter will work at least 1 day each week in each position.

    Hours

    ·         Position is seasonal (May-October), with employment up to 5 days per week

    ·         Shifts are:

    o   Sunday: 11:30am-4pm or 11:30am-5pm

    o   Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-4pm or 9:30am-5pm

    ·         The position is flexible within the following parameters:

    o   During the busy season, interpreters must be regularly scheduled at minimum 2 days each week, including one weekend day

    o   During the rest of the season, interpreters must be scheduled at least one day each week with no more than 6 days in between regularly scheduled work days

    ·         Interpreters with outside responsibilities that limit their work hours (such as a full-time job) may start their PMM season late and end their season early

    Wages and Benefits

    ·         $14/hour paid biweekly

    ·         Accrued Maine Earned Paid Leave – 1 hour for every 40 hours worked

    ·         Family membership benefits to the Penobscot Marine Museum

    o   Option to pay $75 for the premium membership which includes reciprocal membership for CAMM and NARM

    ·         Free admission to speaker series programs and other programming

    ·         20% off in the gift shop

    Qualifications

    ·         Strong communication skills

    ·         Comfortable speaking in a one-on-one or group setting

    ·         Team player

    ·         Ability to engage with the public, including children

    Reports to:         Education Director

    Job Terms:          Non-Exempt, Up to 35 hours/week, May-October

    Applications are accepted year-round. Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org. Open until filled for the 2022 season.

    Staff, interns, and volunteers will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. 


  • 09 Mar 2022 9:38 AM | Anonymous member

    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 Historical Society’s collections include a broad array of archival records, photographs and objects. There are consequently a number of potential projects for the intern to focus on depending on their area of interest, mainly including processing archival collections and creating associated finding aids, cataloging and digitizing photography collections, and/or labeling and cataloging 3D object collections in Past Perfect Web Edition. Depending on the desired outcome, the internship could focus specifically on one of these areas, or combine them to obtain a broader overview. The intern will also assist with walking tours.

    The internship contract is for eight weeks at 35 hours/week, and is compensated with a $3,000 stipend. The start date is flexible between June 20 and July 5, 2022.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter including your desired area of focus, your current course of study, learning outcome requirements (if applicable), a resume, and a letter of support from a faculty member in your graduate program, as well as contact information for two additional references. The deadline is wednesday, April 20, 2022. Please email application materials to Jules Thomson at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org or mail to Castine Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Castine, Maine 04421. 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.

    For more details please see: https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/2022-historical-society-archives-and-public-history-internship/


  • 03 Mar 2022 2:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HistoryIT is seeking to hire full-time Project Specialists. Specialists will review digitized historical materials (primarily documents and photographs, as well as artifacts) and create appropriate metadata. They will offer an interpretation of the contents, identify subject tags, and create contextual links among materials in the collection. Specialists will be expected to work quickly and efficiently, meeting demanding production schedules while ensuring high-quality standards.

    Being part of the HistoryIT team demands hard work, but offers real rewards for successful efforts. We are looking for people who want to grow and thrive with the company. Regular employee reviews will provide the opportunity for upward mobility, redefined responsibilities, and salary enhancements. For the right individual, eager and able to work in the intersecting worlds of history and technology, this position offers the opportunity for growth into a leadership position in a dynamic, expanding company. To be considered, please submit both a cover letter and resume via Indeed.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in History or related field
    • extensive knowledge of U.S. history, historiography, and historical practices
    • technological literacy; comfort learning and using new technologies
    • experience using basic database or spreadsheet software; data-entry experience
    • experience managing digital files including, but not limited to, file processing, naming conventions and organization
    • strong typing skills
    • knowledge of archival practices
    • extensive experience in online research methods and resources
    • excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • strong attention to detail
    • excellent reliability and punctuality
    • experience meeting deadlines and production goals
    • comfort working independently and in a team environment
    • strong visual ability to read document content (including typed and handwritten materials) and computer displays for long periods of time
    • familiarity of common metadata standards – Dublin Core, MODS, METS, etc.

    Project Specialist positions will be based in our home office located in Portland, Maine.

    HistoryIT provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual qualification without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, national origin, physical and mental disability, genetic information and history, sexual orientation, or other category protected by state or federal law. HistoryIT does not discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, benefits or any other condition of employment.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development assistance

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday

    Education:

    • Bachelor's (Preferred)

    Willingness to travel:

    • 25% (Preferred)

    To apply: See the listing on Indeed.

  • 03 Mar 2022 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you want to be part of a growing and innovative company that is changing the way we record and present history? Do you thrive when working to grow and implement strategy, or learning about different industries and histories? Do you want to be a part of a smart, forward thinking company?

    HistoryIT is seeking an Archives Manager to work in various capacities with our physical archives. They will be responsible for organizing, rehousing, and processing physical materials, as well as comparing the physical archive with the digital archive files. The person in this position must have excellent organizational skills and possess a keen attention to detail. They will work in HistoryIT’s Portland office and will have the ability to work evenings and weekends if needed. The Archives Manager will also be responsible for hiring, overseeing, and training a team of archivists in HistoryIT's methodology.

    This is an intermediate, full-time position. The ideal candidate will have experience processing and handling archival collections, as well as a proven track record managing digital archives. To be considered, please submit both a cover letter and resume via Indeed.

    Requirements

    Position Specific

    • Experience working with archival collections
    • Familiarity with digital archive management software systems
    • Knowledge of records management issues and best practices
    • Knowledge of digital content standards and metadata schemas
    • A self-starter that enjoys working with people in a team capacity and independently
    • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
    • An appreciation for the importance of historical preservation
    • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion
    • Ability to be flexible and agile
    • Possess a track record of working quickly and efficiently under pressure and of meeting project deadlines
    • Experience managing direct reports

    Company Wide

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Driver’s license
    • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
    • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Keen attention to detail

    Responsibilities

    • Employee’s primary duty must be reorganizing and rehousing physical collections
    • Plans, schedules, and implements processing work flows
    • Coordinates the transfer of records between HistoryIT facilities
    • Documents standards, policies and best practices related to archival management
    • Oversees hiring and management of new employees in the archives department
    • Other duties as assigned

    HistoryIT provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual qualification without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, national origin, physical and mental disability, genetic information and history, sexual orientation, or other category protected by state or federal law. HistoryIT does not discriminate in the recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, benefits or any other condition of employment.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Retirement plan
    • Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekend availability

    COVID-19 considerations:
    All people must wear a mask in any HistoryIT facility regardless of vaccination status.

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    • Portland, ME 04101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

    Experience:

    • Archives management: 1 year (Preferred)

    To apply: See the listing on Indeed.

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Maine Archives and Museums

P.O. Box 784, Portland, Maine 04104

207-400-6965

info@mainemuseums.org 


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