Project Archivist Contract Position
The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks a contract archivist (1099) for 1000 hours in 2021/2022. The position, working with our nautical chart collection, will fulfill our goal to reconcile the chart catalog records for a complete and accurate inventory, identify annotated and unique nautical charts, and cull duplicates for educational use to be stored elsewhere, thereby freeing up space so we can properly rehouse the collection. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals looking for short-term work. The Project Archivist will have the skills and expertise to complete the project, consulting with the Curator on Penobscot Marine Museum’s cataloguing conventions and institutional history of the archive. The Contract Archivist will work with a veteran team of Archives volunteers and a college intern to complete the task and will report to the Curator. Click here for a full description.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.