Employment

2021 Museum Education/Interpretation Internship

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine seeks a full-time education/interpretation intern for summer 2021. This internship will provide hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum. The intern will actively participate in the Museum’s front line. This internship will include professional development field trips to four other Maine museums (in-person or online) and participation in an intern cohort.
 
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Review of applicants will begin February 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcripts (official or unofficial) and one letter of recommendation as .pdfs to Jeana Ganskop, education director, at jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

2021 Museum Digital Education Internship

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine seeks a full-time digital education intern for summer 2021. This internship will provide hands-on work experience in the online education operations of a medium-sized museum. The intern will actively participate in the Museum’s online initiatives, beginning with providing assistance, with responsibilities increasing over the course of the summer. This internship will include professional development field trips to four other Maine museums (in-person or online) and participation in an intern cohort. Ideally this internship will be located onsite, but can be conducted remotely if necessary.

More info here [link to pdf]

Review of applicants will begin February 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcripts (official or unofficial) and one letter of recommendation as .pdfs to Jeana Ganskop, education director, at jganskop@pmm-maine.org.

Sales Coordinator

Penobscot Marine Museum seeks a seasonal Sales Coordinator for 40 hours per week, May through October. The Sales Coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing the Museum Store, online sales, and wholesale products.

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Short-term Departmental Internships (unpaid)

The Penobscot Marine Museum also offers unpaid internships for students looking to gain specific experiences in museum departments such as photo archives, curatorial, marketing, and museum education. Please contact Jeana Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org for more information.

Interpreter (paid)

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.” (Tilden, 1957, p. 8)

The Penobscot Marine Museum is seeking individuals with an interest in history and/or sailing to work as interpreters on our 3 acre museum campus. These positions are seasonal (May-October), with employment up to 5 days per week. Rare off-season hours may be available. 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. Applications are accepted year-round. In February, seasonal staffing needs are assessed. If additional interpretive staff is required, review of applicants will begin at that time and will continue until the positions are filled.

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