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As part of its continuing service to the field, Maine Archives and Museums' "News & Opportunities for the Field" 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 $25).

MEMBERS: To post your item to this bulletin board, simply use your username and password to log into the site (upper right of your screen), then navigate to this page and click "Add Post."

NON-MEMBERS: To submit your bulletin board post, please email

  • 07 Oct 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pamela Fletcher, professor of art history at Bowdoin College, teaches courses on British art and exhibition culture and recently co-edited the book The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, 1850-1939, with Anne Helmreich. She will speak about the commercial and cultural environment in which Whistler’s work circulated.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 03 Oct 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Mirken Education Center

    In conjunction with Waterville Creates! and the Maine Crafts Association, take a tour of the Museum collection to view the many depictions of the face in art, then make your own mask.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 01 Oct 2015 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lower Jetté Gallery

    Jessica May, chief curator of the Portland Museum of Art, will moderate a panel discussion with faculty artists Bradley Borthwick, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Garry Mitchell, and Scott Reed.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 30 Sep 2015 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Photographer, Emmet Gowin will speak about his recent work in Ecuador, Panama, and Bolivia. The Studio Artist Lecture series is organized by Colby’s Art Department.

    Located in Olin 1. 

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 30 Sep 2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A conversation about art, food, and architecture with Brooklyn-based writers, curators, and bloggers Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh and Katz Curator Diana Tuite.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 29 Sep 2015 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Public screening of the 2014 PBS documentary James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty. Discussion and Q & A with Justin McCann, Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Fellow to follow.

    Cosponsored by Colby’s Cinema Studies Program and the Museum.

    For more information please contact Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs Matt Timme. ( | 207.859.5613) or visit

  • 10 Sep 2015 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

    The Maine State Museum has two 20-hour a week Museum Technician I positions in the Education Division.  The Maine State Museum is open five days a week (Tue-Sat).  These positions would be required to work some Saturdays. The Museum Technician I position primarily provides visitor services at the Museum Admission Desk, as well as within the exhibit galleries, by providing basic information about the exhibits on display, assisting with exhibit and visitor safety, and helping with exhibit maintenance.

    This position also helps maintain visitation data and should be well-versed, and at ease with current computer applications.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work as part of a team, adapt to changing situations, and work well under pressure. Work is performed under general supervision.

    Two (2) years education and/or experience in appropriate museum specialty. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in visitor services within a cultural, library, or community center organization. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume’ and Direct Hire Application. This job posting and a Direct Hire application can be found on our website:   click the direct hire link. Applications must be received or postmarked by:  Friday, September 25, 2015.

  • 02 Sep 2015 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position:   Education Program Coordinator - Maine

    Classification:Regular/Part Time (22 hrs/week)

    Location: South Berwick, ME


    This position promotes, schedules, coordinates, and evaluates all school and youth programs at the Sarah Orne Jewett House and Hamilton House in South Berwick and Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset, as well as off-site programming at schools and youth organizations throughout Maine, in order to reach annual attendance, revenue, and strategic goals. In conjunction with institutional planning, works with local teachers and other education program coordinators to develop innovative school program curricula, and creates educational materials, including seasonal teacher-training materials, curriculum binders, and pre and post-visit activities and lessons. This position also assists the Education Program Manager to develop and manage the school program budget for the Maine sites.


    A minimum of a B.A. in American history, education, museum studies or relevant field.  MA preferred. A minimum of 4 years of job-related experience, including classroom or museum teaching experience, and the ability to work independently.  Problem solving ability and familiarity with team approach and multi-tasking. Strong communication skills. Experience managing a small budget.  Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license is required.

    Date Available:September 15


    Please send resume and cover letter to or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, Attn: Human Resources.



    Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that preserves and presents building, landscapes and objects reflecting New England life from the 17th century to the present. Historic New England is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract and support a diverse staff.

  • 25 Aug 2015 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Assistant to the Director for the Arctic Museum/Arctic Studies at Bowdoin College will provide budgetary and administrative support to the Director and other Arctic Museum/Arctic Studies staff, including assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Museum and Arctic programs, and supporting the Director’s academic duties.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Manages the Arctic Museum’s operating account and other special Arctic Museum/Arctic Studies accounts; approves routine budget expenditures; analyzes and generates reports regarding the Arctic program’s financial accounts.
    • In consultation with the Director, manages the Museum’s administrative programs, including maintaining the Director’s calendar and the Museum’s communal calendar and web site, maintaining the Museum’s mailing list, and handling confidential correspondence.
    • Arranges travel accommodations and housing for Museum staff and guest lecturers
    • Arranges and helps coordinate Arctic Museum events, including dinners, receptions, lectures and symposia; reserves campus spaces for events; alerts Food Services of catering needs.
    • In consultation with the Director, facilitates public relations initiatives including coordinating placement of exhibition and event announcements in print and on-line publications and sites, developing designs of invitations/posters/ads or arranging for their design by outside vendors, coordinating with the Mailroom and Development regarding mailings, and working with Communications and organizations outside the College.
    • Assists in the development and preparation of Museum brochures, catalogues, and other publications.


    Required: High school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

    Also required: strong analytical and writing skills, basic accounting skills and ability to prepare financial analyses, strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel required; Photoshop, Publisher, and In-Design strongly preferred), excellent organizational skills and excellent customer service skills. 

    Experience Requirements/Equivalents:

    A minimum of 2 years of administrative experience in a busy office environment is required. Experience working in an academic setting preferred.


    Further details and instructions to apply can be found on our online application:                                                            

    For questions, please contact

    Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. 

  • 19 Aug 2015 2:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What it is: An informative and fun day, with a variety of workshops and attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of Teaching with Primary Sources. Join your colleagues and like-minded professionals from the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL, and archivists across the profession. Hosted by the wonderful folks at Cleveland Public Library and organized by the SAA’s Reference, Access and Outreach Section’s Committee on Teaching with Primary Sources.

    Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Cleveland Public Library (Main Library, 325 Superior Ave., N.E.), a 5-minute walk from the Cleveland Convention Center (home of the SAA 2015 Conference) – MAP

    To register, visit:

    Open to individuals from all institutions and with all levels of experience who use primary source material for instruction/classroom setting. Registration will be a separate process from the Society of American Archivists 2015 Conference registration — you can attend this event without attending the conference.  Want to lend your expertise to a session? Just let us know in your registration! 

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