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Members and non-members of MAM may post news of interest to the field using the blog below. To post an event, see the event listings. To post a job or internship opportunity, see the job/internship board. MAM reserves the right to edit or reject postings as it deems appropriate. This service is free to members; non-members are charged $20.

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  • 27 Dec 2018 11:32 AM | Anonymous member

    The Brick Store Museum seeks a part-time Museum Services Associate to carry out the Museum’s public services including visitor information; development database management and processing; staffing special events and programs; front desk administration; and press and marketing outreach.

    Duties include: responding to public inquiries; managing the welcome desk and museum store inventory; upkeep of development database (via PastPerfect); process incoming donations and memberships; coordinating mailings; working some evening and weekend events; ordering museum supplies; entering weekly accounts payable; cultivating new partnerships and identifying new partners in the southern Maine community; and managing online events calendars and press outreach.

    Qualifications include two or more years of experience working in a museum, customer service or nonprofit setting; working in a team as well as independently; an understanding of the importance of local history; and strong organizational and communication skills. In working with the public, a friendly, optimistic approach to your work is extremely important. You will be joining a small team seeking to push the envelope of local history in southern Maine.

    The position is part-time at 20 hours per week, partial benefits included, with a starting hourly rate of $15/hour. Hours are flexible, however to serve our public, one weekend day is required. Occasional night and additional weekend work is essential to our functioning. If you are interested in giving your talents to help the Museum succeed, consider submitting your resume AND letter of interest to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at by January 15th.

  • 21 Dec 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks two full-time museum interns for summer 2019. These are general museum internships providing hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum. Interns will actively participate in multiple departments including visitor’s services, education, curatorial, marketing, and photo archives. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who would like to learn more about the variety of jobs available in the museum field, and also can be tailored for a more specific experience. About 40% of the internship will be public programming and the remaining 60% will be spent on other projects. These internships will include visits to local cultural institutions.

    Internship Duties:

    •  Lead daily public programming 3 or 4 days a week
    • Attend daily front line staff meetings
    • Assist with or lead 2 weeklong children’s camps
    • Contribute to PMM’s Facebook and Instagram accounts
    • Assist with special events
    • Complete a short-term curatorial project such as cataloguing, numbering, and rehousing new acquisitions or identifying objects and writing interpretive labels for the 2020 exhibit
    • Complete a short-term photo archives project such as scanning and cataloguing a selection of the Kosti Ruohomaa Collection
    • In the second half of the internship, complete a larger project in the department of the intern’s choosing
    • Open and close the Savage Education Center
    • Staff the front desk for a half hour 3-4 times a week

    Internship Length and Dates:

    • 8 weeks
    • June 13 - August 8, 2019
    • July 4th is a work day
    • Work some nights and every other weekend
    • 40 hours a week


    • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate program or graduate program in museum studies, history, public history, archival studies, library science with concentration in archives and special collections, education, material culture, or related field
    • Coursework in history and/or education
    • Interest in museums and/or maritime history
    • Experience working with children
    • Experience working with the public
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media
    • Familiarity with PastPerfect a plus, training available
    • Must be willing to work some weekends


    • $12/hour
    • PMM will provide assistance locating housing, if desired. On-site housing may also be available.

    Review of applicants will begin February 15th, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcripts (official or unofficial) and one letter of recommendation to Jeana Ganskop at

  • 18 Dec 2018 2:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. Applications are due in March 1. Further details can be found at this site

  • 12 Dec 2018 5:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    WHAT: A Day of Service for Maine Citizens, part of inauguration activities for Gov-Elect Mills.* Agencies and organizations organize a volunteer project that aligns with their needs and role in the community. As part of the inauguration activities and call to service, citizens will be asked to go to a website, select a project, and sign up to show up.

    *this is a nonpartisan opportunity for all Maine organizations.

    WHEN: Saturday, January 5, time determined by you.

    WHERE: The location you designate for your project.


    YOUR OPPORTUNITY: Showcase your organization, the power of citizen service, and get something done!


    - Give Mainers an immediate opportunity to respond to the call for service from Gov-elect Mills;

    -  Give local organizations a chance to reach new potential volunteers

    - Highlight the essential and varied volunteer-driven services in communities


    - Identify a project or significant task that could be accomplished in 4-8 hours with the help of volunteers.

    - Register that project here:

    HOW TO ENSURE VOLUNTEERS FIND YOU: Register the project as soon as possible. The inauguration committee wants to start promoting the day of service around Dec 13. The early bird will catch the worm!


    WHAT WEBSITE WILL HAVE THE LIST: Stay tuned. That decision is in the works. One thing to know is that you can specify how many volunteers you need. The site reportedly will close the project as “sold out” when your volunteer opportunities are filled.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Adrienne Carmack, Maine Commission for Community Service, 207-624-7785,

  • 08 Dec 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

    Waterville Public Library and Alfond Commons Chase Forum

    Join the Colby College Museum of Art in a full day of activities. Starting at the Waterville Public Library from 1:00-2:00 p.m. the artist, Carly Glovinski will be present to sign copies of the newly published Currents 8: Carly Glovinski catalogue. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., join us at the Alfond Commons Chase Forum where you can create, design, and write your own storybook.

  • 01 Dec 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

    Mirken Education Center

    The Museum invites adults and children of all ages to drop in and make glowing holiday ornaments using decorative paper, LED lights and button batteries. This free workshop is open to ages 5 and up. No RSVP required.

  • 17 Nov 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. 

    William D. Adams Gallery

    After a brief exploration of the Museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.

  • 15 Nov 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member
    Thursday, November 15, 2018, Noon 

    Paul J. Schupf Wing

    In 1996, interdisciplinary artist, Gustavo Aguilar, experienced a moment of psychic disequilibrium that prompted him to examine what it meant to identify himself as an American artist. Set against the backdrop of Aguilar’s bordertown hometown of Brownsville, Texas, Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist traces a line of continuity to the spaces that have mapped themselves out onto him, and to the people whose dispositions are also his own.

  • 14 Nov 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Noon 

    Museum Galleries

    Diana Tuite, curator of the exhibition Self and Society: The Norma Boom Marin Collection of German Expressionist Prints, will be joined by Katherine Hollander, Faculty Fellow in History, for a discussion of Germany’s social, political, and cultural upheaval during and after World War I.

  • 03 Nov 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. 

    William D. Adams Gallery

    After a brief exploration of the Museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.

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