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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  • 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

  • 02 Apr 2019 1:53 PM | Anonymous member
    SUMMER 2019

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, seeks a Museum Intern (2 positions available) to support the operations of the Museum between June and August 2019, for approximately 10-12 hours per week. This internship offers a well-rounded museum experience in which the candidate will work in all aspects of small museum operations, including: visitor services (welcome desk, general information, registration, and payment processing),archival research (to produce two history-based articles for publication in the Museum’s newsletter), collections cataloging and data entry (using PastPerfect), exhibition installation (of the Museum’s Bauman Family Gallery), development (membership campaigns and public phase of a capital campaign), and special events and programs assistance. Excellent communication skills and a strong interest in small museums are encouraged. A flexible work schedule can be arranged during the Museum’s hours of operation, Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; and Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Summer stipend: $1,000.00

     To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to info@brickstoremuseum.org.

     


  • 21 Mar 2019 1:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Castine, Maine: The Castine Historical Society is pleased to invite applications for its 2019 graduate level internship.  Students enrolled in a Master's degree or Ph.D. program in a museum studies, history, public history, archival science or related field may apply. The internship commitment is 30 hours per week for ten weeks with a stipend of $2,800.

    This educational opportunity is a way for the Historical Society to participate in and serve the field of history and museum work. Students gain experience with professional staff in a local history setting. The primary project this year is cataloging and preserving the photograph collections housed in the Grindle House storage facility on School Street.  The annual program also involves the student in learning Castine area history and providing walking tours along with local volunteer guides.

    Applications are due by Tuesday, April 16, 2019. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/2019/03/21/2019-historical-society-internship-on-the-maine-coast/ or contact Paige Lilly via email at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org.

    The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and seasonal exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours and historic reenactments. The exhibits are closed for the season and will reopen June 10, 2019 and remain open through Columbus Day. The Grindle House offices are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. To learn more about hours and about the Castine Historical Society, please call (207) 326-4118 or visit castinehistoricalsociety.org.   


  • 18 Mar 2019 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

    Colby College Museum of Art

    Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

    The communications manager will serve as a key member of the Museum team, managing and executing communication strategy, media relations, and print and digital outreach efforts for the Colby College Museum of Art and the Lunder Institute for American Art. In this new position at the Museum, the communications manager will be responsible for developing and managing a diverse portfolio of marketing and communications projects that promote a dynamic roster of exhibitions and programs, world-class collections, innovative scholarly and creative initiatives, and forward-looking advancement efforts to multiple audiences. This position will coordinate communications efforts and workflows across the Museum and will work closely with the Colby College Office of Communications.

    For more information and to apply, please visit:

    https://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/communications_mgr_3_2019.cfm

  • 18 Mar 2019 8:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Originally posted to the MAM news blog 3/5/19

    L.C.Bates Museum Educator position.  Looking for an opportunity to work in a place of wonder and exploration? We currently are 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, cleaning, preparing exhibitions, presenting outside activities, helping develop programs for children and presenting educational outreach programs at schools.

    Interested applicants please submit a cover letter, updated resume and GWH Employment application, which can be downloaded from our employment page at https://www.gwh.org/employment-opportunities via e-mail to HR@gwh.org or mail to Human Resources, PO Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944. Please reference “Museum Educator” in your correspondence.

    You may also contact the L.C.Bates Museum at 207-238-4250 or lcbates@gwh.org for more information.
  • 18 Mar 2019 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Originally posted to the MAM news blog 3/5/19

    College Intern to learn as they help with museum natural history activities and collection activities. (Summer 2019)

    Responsibilities of this position will include: Working with museum visitors including teachers, students, campers and families to provide natural science programs and guided tours. Working with museum staff and volunteers to plan, organize, and present history, astronomy and natural history programs and work with museum collections activities. Preparing hands-on science and history projects and materials for children. The successful candidate will be paid an hourly stipend.

    Work schedule and hours will be designed to meet the needs of the project and audience.  (Mid May to August).

    Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and updated resume to: HR@gwh.org or mail to Human Resources, PO Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944. Please reference "Museum Internship" in the subject line or cover letter in your correspondence. Visit our website at www.gwh.org

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

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