The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks an Office Manager for a 40-hour a week year-round position. The position is primarily weekdays, with some evenings and weekends required, particularly during the museum’s peak season from July-October. The Office Manager is primarily responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the Museum, including overseeing bookkeeping and human resources, serving as the receptionist, providing administrative support, and coordinating meeting and program logistics.
Summer 2023 Geiger Museum Exploration Internship (High School)
The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks a local high school or early college student interested in a part-time internship for summer 2022. This internship provides hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum. The primary responsibilities of the Geiger Museum Exploration Intern will be to participate in the visitor experience and to create an exhibit in the Savage Education Center. As part of the visitor experience, the Geiger Intern will welcome and monitor visitors as well as provide information about the exhibits. The new exhibit in the Savage Education Center will showcase artifacts chosen by the Intern. The Intern will research, choose artifacts, write labels and install the exhibit with support from the education director and curator.
Summer 2023 Museum Education/Interpretation Internship
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine seeks a full-time education/interpretation intern for summer 2023. This internship will provide hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum, including activities in different departments and working as a member of the front line staff. This internship will include professional development field trips to other museums (in-person or online) and participation in an intern cohort.
Summer 2023 Museum Access & Engagement Internship
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine seeks a full-time access & engagement intern for summer 2023. This internship will focus on connecting the public with Penobscot Marine Museum collections and themes in relevant and interesting ways. The intern will improve and create accessible entry points for people of varying ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This internship will include professional development field trips to other museums (in-person or online) and participation in an intern cohort.
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.” (Interpreting Our Heritage, Tilden)
The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks individuals with an interest in history and/or sailing to work as members of our interpretive staff on our 3 acre museum campus. These positions are seasonal (May-October), with employment up to 5 days per week. Shifts are 5.5 to 7 hours long. 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 currently being accepted for the 2022 season.
Short-term Departmental Internships (unpaid)
The Penobscot Marine Museum 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.