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As part of its continuing service to the field, Maine Archives and Museums allows members and non-members to post notices of their announcements, job and internship openings, workshops, and other news of interest to the field. MAM approves all postings and reserves the right to edit or reject postings as it deems appropriate. This service is free to members; non-members will be charged $20 (Individual Membership is only $35).

We require 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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  • 13 Feb 2017 9:42 AM | Anonymous member

    Castine Historical Society (CHS) annually offers a paid internship opportunity for a graduate student preparing to enter the job market in museum studies, public history, archival science or a related field. The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the summer of 2017 with a stipend of $2,800.

    The Castine area saw millennia of use by Native Americans before European contact and changed hands repeatedly from the outset of the colonial period through the War of 1812. The peninsula’s development in the nineteenth and twentieth century’s represents a microcosm of American commercial and cultural history. As its mission states, CHS seeks “to invigorate our community through collaborative exploration and stewardship of our region’s rich history, engaging residents and visitors of all ages in Castine’s extraordinary past and, through it, that of New England and North America.”

    The intern will work as a member of a professional team on collections and education projects central to the CHS mission. Goals include preparing and implementing public walking tours of Castine. The program also offers the intern an opportunity to focus on a public history project such as building an online exhibit, developing podcasts for self-guided walking tours or proposing her/his own preservation or education project. CHS will work with the student to structure the internship to meet requirements for academic credit as needed.

    Applications are due by Monday, March 27, 2017. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit or contact Paige Lilly via email at

  • 08 Feb 2017 2:41 PM | Anonymous member

    The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine, recently completed work on a new smartphone app (available on both iPhone and Android). The Museum teamed with local design firm Dietz Associates to produce the “History Hopper,” a map-based app in which users can learn about historical events, people and places based on their location. Nearly 100 points of interest have been loaded onto the app, containing text, digitized archival materials, photos of museum objects, and short videos. The Museum offers the app for free.

    To learn more about the app (and find directions on how to download it!), visit:

  • 07 Feb 2017 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summer 2017 Processing Archivist

    Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a temporary full or part-time Processing Archivist for its 2017 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   The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts. 

    Possible archival tasks, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:
    -- Develop selection criteria and processing scheme for large collection of digital and print photographs
    -- Accession any materials transferred or donated during the summer
    -- Oversee and assist in scanning some board of trustees materials; prepare finding aid
    -- Finish processing Camp facilities records; determine which ones may warrant digitization
    -- Provide research services to staff and trustees, and other inquirers

    Other work may include assisting in the planning and equipping of the archives space in a new building; ordering supplies; providing images for Throwback Thursday on social media.

    An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits to assist, and be available for consultation at all times. 

    BA in relevant field; enrollment in or recent graduate of an MA or MLS program with archives management component and / or equivalent archives experience
    Strong oral and written communication skills
    Familiarity with archival theory and techniques: appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description
    Familiarity with preservation practices, including digitization for access
    Familiarity with office software applications
    Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers

    Logistics and compensation. For a candidate who lives beyond a reasonable commuting distance, the Camp can provide free room and board during the weeks the Camp is in operation (June 19 - August 18, 2017).  Meals also are available during those weeks to a successful candidate who is within commuting range. 

    Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.

    Please submit the following electronically to :
    Cynthia G. Swank, C.A., C.R.M. 

    – A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and outlining relevant experience
    – A curriculum vitae of education and employment
    – A finding aid and additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text, presentation, blog post, etc. 

  • 07 Feb 2017 11:14 AM | Anonymous member

    The Maine State Museum is currently seeking a full-time Museum Education Specialist II position. This is a leadership position within the education team. Creative, well-qualified educators are encouraged to apply!

     The Maine State Museum is currently open five days a week; the position would be required to work some weekend and evening hours. The position is scheduled to begin mid-June, 2017. The position is responsible for developing and implementing innovative, engaging, and relevant gallery experiences for a wide range of visitors.  This position assists in training staff and volunteers; assists with the day-to-day operations of the museum public spaces and admission desk; and the development of special events.

     A well-qualified candidate is proficient in interdisciplinary, object-based teaching as well as interpretive writing, curriculum development, and the design of hands-on activities; knowledgeable of current inquiry-based pedagogy and teaching strategies; and has an interest in digital technologies and media for use in online and in-house interpretative projects.  Individuals with a natural science and/or STEM backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

     For additional information about the position, visit the General Government Service Center website at and click on the position “Museum Education Specialist II Full-Time (40 hours weekly).” Qualified candidates should send a resume, direct hire application, and letter of interest to Mindy Hansen, HR Generalist, General Gov. Service Center, 74 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0074, 207-624-7430  (T), 207-287-4032 (F) or email applications to by March 3, 2017. Direct Hire applications are available at the General Government Service Center website.

  • 12 Jan 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member

    The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine [HHRC] will host its 3rd Annual Hearts for Human Rights Fundraiser on Thursday, February 9th at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern.

    The evening will feature live music by Portland, Maine's Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, a live and silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres and more.

    Each year, the HHRC reaches as many as 4,000 teachers and students from all over the state with free outreach programs about civil rights, the Holocaust, and civil discourse. All proceeds from the Hearts for Human Rights fundraiser will support the HHRC’s educational programming.

    This year the HHRC will be joined by Pihcintu, a multicultural chorus that brings young, immigrant and refugee voices together to sing as one and inspire cultural acceptance. The group has shared its message of unity and peace by performing throughout Maine and at the United Nations in New York City.

    Tickets are $40 per person and $300 for a table of 8. RSVP by Friday, January 27th to Jordan Bannister at or by calling (207) 621-3530.

    Event sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, email


  • 12 Dec 2016 2:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Maine is about to observe its bicentennial of statehood.

    It is a time when we look to our past, consider our present, and prepare for our future.

    As one of Maine’s collecting organizations, you may already be considering how you can participate and contribute to the bicentennial.

    The Maine State Archives, through the Maine Historical Records Advisory Board wants to help.

    For the next two years, and, we hope, continuing to 2020, competitive grants of up to $4,000 will be available from the Historical Records Advisory Board to aid organizations, with the emphases being on projects relating to the bicentennial, and on digitizing documents to promote broader access.

    With 2020 approaching, planning now will make a difference. To that end, please click on the link and answer the Survey Monkey questions.

    Thank you.

    Dave Cheever

    Maine State Archivist

  • 07 Sep 2016 10:11 AM | Anonymous member

    The Maine Association for the Education of Young Children is hosting their annual conference at Bowdoin College in Brunswick on Saturday, October 1st. Taking a glance at the subject (STEAM education) and the speakers, it looks like an interesting opportunity for those in the museum field! Just wanted to spread the word!

    Visit the Maine AEYC website to read more about registration and speakers:

  • 05 Aug 2016 7:21 PM | Anonymous member

    The Yarmouth Historical Society is seeking an energetic and experienced Executive Director for a 40-hour-a-week position based in Yarmouth, Maine.

    Preferred Qualifications: a graduate degree, 5 years of experience in history or cultural studies, and experience managing a non-profit cultural institution.  Experience in fundraising, personnel management, and as a chief executive officer is desired.  Excellent communications and organizational skills are a must.

    The Yarmouth Historical Society is a non-profit organization of approximately 400 members.  A Board of trustees is responsible for administering, managing, preserving, and protecting the assets of the Society.  The Executive Director advises the board in developing policies and goals for the Society and, as its chief administrative officer, is responsible for the supervision of its day-to-day operations, management of other employees, fundraising, and oversight of its collection, property, and educational programs.  Additional information is posted on the YHS website,, under the “About” tab. 

    To apply, please mail or email a cover letter and resume to:  Yarmouth Historical Society, P.O. Box 107, Yarmouth, ME  04096 or  We will begin to review applications on Friday, 26 August 2016, and continue to consider candidates until the position is filled.

    For additional information, go to

  • 13 Jul 2016 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Connect with museum and archive professionals throughout Maine!

    Confirm your sponsorship TODAY to be included in our mailer to over 1,400 museum, archive and cultural tourism professionals throughout Maine!


    The Association of Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) invites you to become a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting to be held Friday, October 14 at Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono.  Whether you specialize in archival storage materials, consulting services, retail/gift shop items, or services and products that enhance visitor experiences, we welcome your participation.


    This conference offers an opportunity for you to share your organization’s mission with professionals working in all aspects of Maine’s museums, historic sites, and archives.  The theme this year is “His Story, Her Story, Our Story: Making Meaning of Your Collections."  

    Sponsorship offers great opportunities:

    • Find your target audience among professionals representing museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, historic sites, and more.
    • Develop relationships with museum and archives professionals throughout Maine.
    • Continue connections with your current customers.
    • Hear what museum and archives professionals have to say about your products – and their future product needs.
    • Increase your knowledge and understanding of the archives and museums professions.
    • Enjoy 8+ hours of conveniently scheduled exhibit time.
    • Sell your products on site.

    When: Friday, October 14, 2016.  8:00am-4:30pm


    Where: Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine, Orono


    Exhibiting: Exhibitors will be located in key areas to ensure high traffic to your display. Time has been built into the schedule to allow attendees to meet with exhibitors throughout the conference. 


    Deadline: September 23, 2016To be included in mailer: August 3, 2016 


    Maine Archives & Museums offers sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at four levels


    Sponsorship package #1: "Silver Sponsor"  $75

    • Mention in promotional materials, including MAM’s website and Facebook page
    • Mention in promotional mailer to over 1,400 addresses (if confirmed before August 3)
    • Promotional handout in conference packet (please provide approximately 125 handouts or brochures--MAM cannot make copies)
    • List of conference participants

    Thank you to the SmallCorp for signing up early!

    Sponsorship package #2: "Gold Sponsor/Exhibitor"  $150

    • All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:
    • One (1) exhibit space of not more than a 6’ table
    • One (1) admission to conferenceBottom of Form (includes lunch & all sessions) (a $50 value!)

    Thank you to the Northeast Document Conservation Center for signing up early!

    Sponsorship package #3: “Host Sponsor"  $250

    Get even more exposure for your organization!  Host one of our main networking opportunities:  Coffee & Registration, Lunch, Afternoon Coffee & Snack

    All the benefits of “Silver Sponsorship,” plus:

    • Exclusive host listing in conference schedule (ex. Coffee & Registration hosted by Smith Consulting)
    • Signage at event featuring organization name and/or logo
    • Two (2) admissions to conference (includes lunch & all sessions) (a $100 value!)
    • One (1) exhibit space of not more than a 6’ table

    Sponsorship package #4: “Presenting Sponsor”

    Thanks to HistoryIT for presenting the 2016 MAM Conference!

    To customize your own sponsorship package, contact Dugan Murphy at or phone 207-400-6965.

    Confirm your sponsorship TODAY to be included in our mailer to over 1,400 museum, archive and cultural tourism professionals throughout Maine!

    More information about sponsorship opportunities and to sign up online: 2016 Annual Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

    More information about the conference and online registration for the event: 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting 

  • 12 Jul 2016 8:53 AM | Anonymous member

    Pejepscot Historical Society seeks an experienced, detailed, outgoing, and creative individual to serve as Museum Services Manager for the Pejepscot Museum and Research Center, the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, and the Skolfield-Whittier House.

    The Museum Services manager assists with day-to-day operations of the museums, including opening and closing, greeting and assisting guests, providing assistance to researchers, managing volunteer tour guides and tour programs, processing mailings and maintaining donor records, updating the website and social media accounts, assisting with exhibit preparation, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    Strong written, verbal, interpersonal, and technological skills are required, as well as facility with databases. A background in historical research is required; a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in the humanities, along with a strong interest in the questions and issues involved in local history, is highly desirable. A willingness to serve as needed in a small organization is essential.

    This position is approximately 35 hours per week from May to October and approximately 24 hours per week in the off season of October through May. During the museum season, the Museum Services Manager works Tuesdays through Saturdays. During the off season, s/he works Wednesdays through Fridays. Some additional evening and weekend hours are required.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three professional references to by July 29, 2016. A more detailed position description is available upon request.

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