Emerging Museum Professional Internship (paid)
The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks two full-time museum interns for summer 2020. These are general museum internships designed for undergrad or graduate students or recent graduates to gain hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum. Interns will actively participate in multiple departments including visitor’s services, education, curatorial, marketing, and photo archives. This is an excellent opportunity for a student who would like to learn more about the variety of jobs available in the museum field and also can be tailored for a more specific experience. About 40% of the internship will be public programming and the remaining 60% will be spent on other projects. These internships will include professional development field trips to four other Maine museums.
Geiger Museum Exploration Internship (paid)
The Penobscot Marine Museum seeks a high school or early college student interested in a part-time internship for summer 2019. This internship provides hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum. The intern will actively participate in multiple departments including visitor’s services, education, curatorial, marketing, and photo archives. This is an excellent opportunity for a student with a great sense of curiosity who would like to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes and the unique jobs available in the museum field. This internship will include professional development field trips to four other Maine museums.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.