Blog and Newsletter

Saco Museum Curran Homestead and Living History Museum Margaret Chase Smith Library, Skowhegan L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley Maine Historical Society

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums publishes quarterly print newsletter that is sent out to members in February, May, August, and November. We also maintain the blog on this page for members to share their announcements more immediately.

Quarterly Print Newsletter

Submissions: If you are a member interested in submitting articles, dispatches, opportunities, and/or photos to the print newsletter, please review these guideline and deadlines.

Advertising: If you are interested in advertising in the print newsletter, please review these specifications and deadlines.

Read now: Click here to view the current and past issues of the print newsletter (members-only; log in first).

News Blog

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.

Posts to this news blog are automatically shared to the MAM Facebook page to get even more exposure!

MEMBERS: Log in, then click "Add Post." If you have trouble logging in, email info@mainemuseums.org.

NON-MEMBERS: To submit your bulletin board post, please email info@mainemuseums.org.

  • 07 Mar 2012 8:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Museum Educators conduct hands-on workshops in period costume for school groups, youth groups, and bus groups Late March through June and Late September through December. Workshops are on early textiles, hearth cooking, colonial school, and historic games. http://www.oldyork.org/About%20Us/employment.html
  • 27 Feb 2012 9:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Historic New England, the country's oldest and largest regional heritage organization, seeks an intern to work on a collections management project for the Sayward-Wheeler House in York Harbor, Maine. This internship is a great opportunity for a student interested in collections management to gain hands-on experience. Using existing object information cards and online catalog records, the intern will create object reference binders for rooms in the Sayward-Wheeler House. This project will entail photocopying existing object cards, checking records for accuracy of information and location and, if time allows, conducting research to fill in informational gaps and taking digital images of objects. Graduate or undergraduate students in museum studies, American studies or art history are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be detail-oriented, self-directed, and able to work independently after initial training. They must be able to direct volunteers who may assist with the project. Microsoft Office skills are required. The intern will work primarily at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick with site visits to the Sayward-Wheeler House in York Harbor and the organization's collections facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. A minimum commitment of 8 hours per week is required. The project may be expanded based on the intern's interest and abilities and may be offered again or expanded into the summer. This internship is unpaid but may be completed for course credit. Please contact Jennifer Pustz, Museum Historian, jpustz@historicnewengland.org for an application.
  • 27 Feb 2012 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Three applicants will be selected for this year's Elizabeth Perkins Fellowship program. These three students will assume the responsibility of redeveloping and beginning to install an interpretive exhibit on the second floor of the 18th century John Hancock Warehouse. That space currently houses a 30-year-old exhibit. The 2012 exhibit will focus on the working waterfront throughout York's history. This project will provide considerable hands-on experience in exhibit design and installation both independently and in collaboration with the Old York staff. The exhibit process will begin with developing an exhibition plan and time line. An outline of exhibit resources including potential objects and a budget will be provided by the museum to help guide the exhibition process. Once a plan is complete, the Fellows will begin researching, choosing artifacts, creating labels and installing the exhibition. The goal is to have a full exhibition plan in place by the first week of August and possibly some of the installation begun. At the annual Fellows' Symposium on August 13th 2012 the summer's project will be unveiled to the public. To apply and for more information visit http://oldyork.org/Programs%20Education/fellowship.html.
  • 26 Feb 2012 7:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Historic New England seeks a seasonal part-time Guide to work at the Sarah Orne Jewett and Hamilton Houses in South Berwick, Maine for the 2012 season. Guide will conduct tours and assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop sales, special programs, membership sales, and opening and closing the museum. Training is provided. Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent education. A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Applicant should enjoy working with the public, have an interest in history and have basic computer skills. Experience in retail sales and customer service desirable. Applicant be available one to two days per week June through mid-October with additional hours for training and special programs. Applications: Please e-mail resume and cover letter to JewettHouse@HistoricNewEngland.org.
  • 26 Feb 2012 7:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Bangor Museum and History Center seeks a dynamic individual with strong presentation skills, a commitment to informal education and experience leading experiential-learning programs for families and school groups. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Educator is responsible for leading a variety of tours and programs in the areas of history and cultural education. As an integral member of the BMHC staff, the Museum Educator will work on the museum floor, off-site and in outreach programs to ensure that all guests, families, and schools have an excellent museum experience. This position will develop and implement new tours, curriculum, and activities in concert with the annual exhibit as well as lead tours and programs both in and out-of-doors, and be familiar with Maine State Learning Standards. This position works 25 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday. Requirements are: A Bachelor's Degree in History or Education (Master's preferred), self-motivated individual with an upbeat attitude, occasional holiday and evening work, must be able to tolerate exposure to outdoor elements and stand for long periods of time, ability to hike over paved and unpaved areas. Background and fingerprint checks are required, must have reliable transportation, and a valid Maine Driver's license. This is a part-time, non-exempt position for 1 year. No benefits. Position based on availability of funding. To apply submit a cover letter and resume by email to biz@bangormuseum.org or by mail to Bangor Museum and History Center, ATTN: Search Committee, 159 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401.
  • 26 Feb 2012 7:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Museums of Old York seeks a dynamic, experienced, forward –looking Executive Director who would welcome the challenge of implementing an ambitious strategic plan. The new director will join staff and trustees eager to make significant changes in the ways that Old York preserves and promotes the rich history of the York, Maine region, moving beyond traditional historic house tours to engage new audiences and build on community pride. Visit http://www.oldyork.org/About%20Us/employment.html for more information about both positions.
  • 22 Feb 2012 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Librarian, Tools Teach Program assistant, museum, artifact and tool cataloging. Past Perfect and Microsoft Access expertise necessary. Also tool and eBay sales at Liberty Tool. Live where you work: cozy on-site cabin includes all utilities and use of museum staff kitchen, reading rooms (3), workshops (2), and libraries (4). $10 an hour plus tool sales commissions; cabin rent is $400 a month. Photo tour at http://www.davistownmuseum.org/phototour.html
    Inquiries: (207) 288-5126 or leave message at 1-888-405-2007 . Allow one week for any e-mail inquiries.
  • 19 Feb 2012 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archival Interns

    Maine Maritime Museum seeks two full-time, unpaid Archival Interns to work with contracted Archivists, Museum staff and volunteers as part of a CLIR funded grant project. The duration of these opportunities is eight weeks during Summer 2012 with flexible start dates.  Duties include the processing, arrangement and description of selected manuscript collections relating to shipping. Research, assisting in the creation of finding aids and data entry are also required. The successful candidates will have completed coursework in American History, Library Science, or Museum Studies and possess excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills.

    Regional historical/maritime knowledge a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 1st to Curator@MaritimeME.org or by mail to Nathan Lipfert, Senior Curator, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St, Bath, Maine, 04530.

     

    Library/Curatorial Intern

    Maine Maritime Museum seeks a full-time, unpaid intern to work with the Museum's curators and volunteers for eight weeks in Summer 2012 with a flexible start date.  The primary project will be to sort and integrate a large group of photograph, ephemeral, and manuscript collections into the Museums existing Library collections. Additional duties include data entry, exhibit installation, processing incoming artifacts and various tasks as assigned. The successful candidate will have completed coursework in American History, Library Science, or Museum Studies and possess excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills.  Regional historical/maritime knowledge a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 1st to Curator@MaritimeME.org or by mail to Nathan Lipfert, Senior Curator, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St, Bath, Maine, 04530.

  • 19 Feb 2012 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Contact: Eric Pourchot; Phone: (202) 661-8061; Email: epourchot@conservation-us.org

     

    The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works is pleased to be administering the Kress Conservation Fellowship program on behalf of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

    The Fellowships are designed to provide 9 to 12 month mentored professional development opportunities in a variety of settings for recent graduates of conservation programs.  It is expected that nine Fellowships of $32,000 (minimum of $27,000 for Fellowship, up to $5,000 for institutional costs) will be awarded each year.  Applications must be made by the host institution, which may propose a specific candidate or seek applicants after application. The deadline for receipt of applications by FAIC is March 10.  Please note that guidelines and application forms have been revised significantly for the 2012 deadline.  See full guidelines and application forms at www.conservation-us.org/grants

  • 17 Feb 2012 3:23 PM | Anonymous member

    The Dyer Library and Saco Museum seek a Fellow to assist with the exhibition and presentation of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress from June through November of 2012. This is a temporary, part-time position with a salary of $7,260 for 22 weeks. The Panorama Fellow will assist with the installation and deinstallation of the panorama in two discrete exhibition locations, will provide a security presence in the Pepperell Mill (Biddeford) location for approximately 30 hours per week throughout the run of the exhibition, will provide formal and informal tours of the exhibit, and will assist with planning and staffing panorama-related programs and events. This position reports to the Museum Director and will also take direction from the Education and Program Manager for the purposes of related programming. This position is an excellent pre-professional opportunity; preference will be given to degree candidates or recent recipients in art history, history, museum studies, or other related fields. To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to museum@sacomuseum.org or Panorama Fellow Search, Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072, by April 15, 2012. No phone calls, please. For more information about the panorama, visit www.sacomuseum.org.

    Full job description: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/PanoramaFellow.pdf

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software