Jobs and Internships

The Association of Maine Archives and Museums provides this forum for members and non-members of MAM to post employment, internship, and contract opportunities for collecting institutions and allied businesses and organizations open to Maine residents. This feature was added in March 2019.

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We ask that all job, internship, and contract opportunities include a stated compensation range, expressed as a salary, hourly wage, stipend, or contract fee. Meant to encourage greater diversity and reduced burnout in collecting institutions, this requirement is made in coordination with museum associations around the country based on information from the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

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  • 02 Dec 2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Maine Archives and Museums seeks an interim executive director for the first six months of 2023 until we can hire a new executive director. The part-time position is for 40 hours a month at a monthly rate of $1400.  

    Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to MAM Board President Cipperly Good at cgood@pmm-maine.org. Deadline for application is December 15, 2022, although those received by December 31st may be considered.  Applicants living or working in Maine with familiarity with Wild Apricot preferred.

    In consideration for the above payments, the new Interim Executive Director will provide and perform the following:

    Maintaining MAM online presence and resources including primary website through Wild Apricot, membership database, and social media network support;

    • Assisting the Board Treasurer in financial management, including bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, and making deposits;

    • Answering and forwarding telephone, electronic, and written requests for information about and on behalf of services provided by MAM as appropriate;

    • Meeting management including agenda distribution and taking of meeting minutes in collaboration with the Board of Directors, Board Secretary, and committee chairs;

    • Filing appropriate organizational reports with state and federal agencies (e.g., Annual Report/Charitable Solicitations License/IRS 990);

    • Maintaining MAM’s files and archives–both physical and digital


  • 02 Dec 2022 11:41 AM | Anonymous member

    Job Description

    Colby College Museum of Art
    Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

    The preparator at the Colby College Museum of Art reports to and works closely with the senior preparator and others in the physical care and handling and installation of the Museum’s stellar art collection and exhibition loans. This includes handling, movement, preparation, matting, framing, installing, and packing of artwork and the preparation and maintenance of gallery spaces and display. As part of the collections team, the preparator works closely with colleagues across the museum to realize the physical production of exhibitions as well as ongoing stewardship, daily care, and use of the collection. The position is key in helping to realize the museum’s mission of access and education as well as making possible the museum’s contribution to the field of art through collection care and display and the presentation of a dynamic and leading-edge program of exhibitions.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Exhibition preparation including, but not limited to, framing, preparing, hanging, moving of heavy sculpture, installation, de-installation, packing, shipping, and receiving artwork
    • Artwork preparation, hinging, matting and framing; designing and fabricating museum mounts for display; basic collections care, and basic cleaning of objects in the Museum collection
    • Moving object cases and other exhibit furniture, installing art in all media – mounting vinyl text, object labels, photographs and other didactic exhibition material, lighting artworks, and other installation elements
    • Design and fabricate archival mounts, boxes, trays, etc. for long-term storage of artworks in the collection
    • With registrar for collections, manage correct housing of collection objects and packing/crating for shipment
    • Install and deinstall collection works in Landay Teaching Gallery for class visits and curricular use
    • Maintain accurate storage location of artwork, reporting daily to the registrar for collections on any movement of artwork to be entered into the database
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience
    • 1-3 years of prior experience with the care and handling of high-value fine art objects in a museum or related setting
    • Experience installing the work of living artists, handling a diversity of media, and working with varied curatorial approaches strongly preferred
    • Manual dexterity and care in the handling of art objects; ability to carefully follow established procedures with attention to detail
    • Experience cutting mats, hinging, and framing works on paper; framing canvases
    • Basic carpentry skills/knowledge of standard tools, practices, and methods in painting, rough and finish carpentry preferred
    • Experience in safe operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, hydraulic lifts, and specialized equipment
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently as well as in a team, exercise judgment, establish priorities, and complete projects with minimal supervision and to adjust as new projects are assigned
    • Able to lead installation project assignments and assign tasks to temporary preparatory crew members
    • Experience in a professional environment, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team and a diverse organization and to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and community partners
    • Commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel) and Google Suite (e.g., Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets); prior experience with collection database systems and/or ability to learn new systems quickly and use a variety of digital work tools specific to Colby College.
    • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements


    For more information and to apply, please visit:

    https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ColbyCareers/details/Preparator--Museum-of-Art-_R0001824

  • 28 Nov 2022 11:26 AM | Anonymous member

    Grants Specialist

    Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for persuasive writing and fundraising communications? The Maine Historical Society is seeking a part-time professional to expand its grants program in support of an organization-wide strategy to increase MHS audiences, impact, revenue, and programs.

    ABOUT MHS

    The Maine Historical Society (MHS) preserves and shares Maine’s story. Our work illuminates the diverse experiences of individuals, organizations, and communities that serve as the foundation for Maine’s special sense of place. Over the years, MHS has built unique assets: a staff skilled at caring for and providing access to historical material; deep knowledge about Maine; aptitude for telling stories; landmarks like the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Brown Research Library; and exceptional collections facilities.

    In recent decades, MHS has developed an expansive vision for the role that history can play in Maine. This includes public programs like the Maine Memory Network, a nationally-recognized resource for all who care about Maine; an exhibition program that explores how contemporary Maine is shaped by its history; and an ethos of collaboration, partnership, and inclusivity.

    Trustees and staff recently completed a bold, five-year business plan as part of our 200th anniversary. The Plan invests in MHS’ unique mission, expertise, and assets to build our capacity, impact, and audience¾and prepare MHS for its third century of service to Maine.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    Working with and reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Grants Specialist is responsible for managing MHS’ grants program, which includes stewarding and building relationships with a small and growing number of private and corporate foundations as well as government funders. The Specialist develops the annual grants fundraising strategy, identifying and assessing new potential funders, writing a variety of proposals and reports, and tracking deadlines. They work closely with the Management Team, program leaders, and Advancement colleagues to support MHS’ ambitious 2022-27 Business Plan goals. This position requires strong writing, project management, analytical, and computer skills. 

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Grants Strategy & Management (20%)
    •         In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement, creates the annual grants strategy and plan in support of private foundation and government fundraising goals.
    •         Manages the annual grants calendar, tracking proposal deadlines and reporting requirements, in fundraising database (CRM).
    •         Builds collegial relationships with the Executive Director and senior leaders to help identify funding opportunities and deliver strong stewardship and reporting for annual and long-term projects.
    •         Stays current on the history, objectives, programs, and financial needs of MHS.
    •         Maintains and updates MHS’ annual registration in SAM.gov.
    • Grant Writing (60%)
    •         In keeping with the voice and branding of MHS, writes concise and persuasive grant proposals in support of current operating needs for exhibitions, public programs, and digital projects as well as capital needs and special initiatives.
    •          Maintains institutional templates, budgets, and supporting documentation for grant needs.
    •         Works closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Director, and program leaders to standardize and maintain institutional metrics in support of foundation proposals and timely grants compliance. Assists in the preparation of project budgets and unique reports as needed
    • Prospect Research (20%)
    •         Regularly engages in prospect research to identify new federal grant and private foundation funders for the institutional philanthropic pipeline.
    •         Assists in prospect research for new, individual major donors and special initiatives as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned related to fundraising and communications.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    •         B.A. or B.S. with at least three years of work experience in grant writing, fundraising, marketing, or non-profits.

    ·         Excellent writing skills.

    ·         Ability to project manage: prioritize work moving backwards from a deadline; accomplish multiple tasks in a busy environment.

    •        Accuracy and attention to detail.
    •         Strong analytical skills and ability to understand financial and budget data.

    ·         Self-motivated and able to work independently.

            Professional, energetic, and positive demeanor.

    ·         Team player with sense of humor and flexibility to accomplish an ambitious vision in an evolving, fast-paced institution.

    ·         Core skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the desire to learn and use other specialized software.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    •     Knowledge of standards, best practices, and policies in the grants management field.

    ·         Direct experience with Raiser’s Edge database and/or similar non-profit CRM.

    ·         Direct experience with prospect research tools, such as iWave or Foundation Directory Online.

    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    The Maine Historical Society promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    SCHEDULE AND LOCATION

    MHS supports a variety of work configurations and welcomes applications from candidates who wish to work remotely part of the week or on a flexible schedule.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Providing a salary range promotes transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

    Salary:                                 $24.00 - $24.75 per hour

    Job Type:                             Part-time, target 21 hours per week

    Start Date:                          As soon as position filled

    Region:                                Portland Area

    Specific Location:              Portland, ME

    This position is hourly, paid bi-weekly. MHS provides generous holiday pay and paid time off package to part-time, hourly employees. On-site parking in downtown Portland is provided.

    Application Details

    How To Apply:  Please email your cover letter, resume, and one brief writing sample to Cindy Murphy, Officer Manager, at cmurphy@mainehistory.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.  No Phone calls, please.

    Application Deadline:     Friday, December 23, 2022


  • 10 Nov 2022 7:05 PM | Anonymous member

    McArthur Library, located in Biddeford, Maine, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Special Collections Librarian (37.5 hours/week).

    Biddeford continues to re-invent itself and the community is thriving currently, with new businesses and new faces in the library on a regular basis. Come join our team during an exciting time of growth in our community's history, and continue building on an excellent foundation of sharing our rich local history.

    This position is a member of the Adult Services team (reporting to the Adult Services Supervisor), and the individual plans, organizes and supervises the activities of the archives and special collections; assists library patrons in historical research and the use of all kinds of library services, facilities, and equipment. This position also provides direct reference services to patrons in regular/frequent shifts on the Adult Room reference desk (including rotating evenings and Saturdays).

    MS Library and Information Science in Archives Management preferred and experience in a public/academic library (ideally in an adult reference environment and preferably with a relevant specialty such as local history, special collections, or archival). Master's Degree in Library Science (with archival concentration) is an alternative degree to be considered.

    This full-time exempt position includes vacation/sick day benefits and excellent health coverage (90% employer-contributed), and the pay range begins at $23.00/hour, scaling up with experience.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and interviews will begin immediately. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jeff Cabral, Director at jcabral@mcarthurlibrary.org.

    To see a full position description, visit our Vacancies page.

    https://www.mcarthurlibrary.org/staff-vacancies.html


  • 24 Oct 2022 4:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Pejepscot History Center (PHC), which owns and operates the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick, Maine, seeks an exhibition consultant to develop a new narrative and multimedia design for the historic home. This is a time-limited contract position to begin in late 2022 or early 2023, with a design to be produced by March or April 2023. The plan is to begin introducing aspects of the new design before and during the visitor season (Memorial Day Weekend – October) 2023.

    Next year marks the 40th anniversary of PHC owning the museum, an ideal time to introduce a fresh experience in the historic home, one of the top heritage-site destinations in Maine and drawing visitors from around the country and internationally. Joshua Chamberlain is famous for leading the 20th Maine Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, serving four terms as Maine Governor, and leading Bowdoin College as President for 12 years.

    The rooms on the museum tour, which is currently only docent-led, have little to no interpretative panels, nor is there any use of multimedia in the house. The new design will review and suggest revisions to the tour narrative, make recommendations for the look and content of a series of panels, and include plans for appropriate use of multimedia. This will include the addition of a mobile tour and any relevant components for a self-guided tour option. (Self-guided tours will not replace docents, but instead provide another way for people to experience the museum.)

    Qualifications include historic home and/or small museum experience, 5+ years of curating exhibitions or exhibition design, facility with digital media and how to weave it with static/traditional forms of museum interpretation, familiarity with mobile/audio tours, understanding of varying demographics/generational differences of museum-goers. Requires a B.A., M.A. preferred, in museum studies, public history, or similar field. Candidate must be deadline-driven, creative, efficient and possess strong writing and organizational skills.

    PHC has dedicated funds for this time-limited contract position and will entertain either a negotiated hourly rate or flat fee for the work. Work can be done remotely but must begin with an in-person detailed study of the museum and interviews with various constituents. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/C.V., and sample of previous exhibition design work that includes multimedia to Larissa Vigue Picard, Executive Director, Pejepscot History Center, director@pejepscothistorical.org, no later than November 14, 2022. Email submissions only; no phone calls, please.

  • 30 Aug 2022 3:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Under the direction of the Exhibits Coordinator, assists with the development and design, fabrication, installation, documentation, and maintenance of the Arctic Museum exhibits, as well as the de-installation of exhibit displays.

    Required: High school diploma or GED: some college coursework is preferred. Also required: working familiarity with hand tools and power tools; the ability to read technical drawings; ability to work with care and extreme attention to detail; demonstrated command of basic Microsoft Office or equivalent computer programs. Minimum of two years of experience relevant to museum exhibition work, including working with hand and power tools, as well as computers.

    Year round, part time; schedule to be determined, additional hours possible. Normal work day is 8:30 am-5:00 pm twice a week and 8:30 am-12:00 pm once a week. Other configuration is possible.

    Salary range: $18.50-$23.00

    Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

    We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

    Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

    Cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.

    Open until filled.

    More info. and application here:

    https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/9894


  • 05 Aug 2022 2:20 PM | Anonymous member

    Research & Administrative Librarian

    POSITION TITLE:     Research & Administrative Librarian

    STATUS:                    Exempt                                   

    SCHEDULE:              Full time / 35 hours per week

    REPORTS TO:           MHS Deputy Director

    DATE:                        08/03/2022

    The Maine Historical Society’s Brown Research Library seeks an energetic and motivated librarian with a passion for history to lead its professional research staff and manage its beautiful designed year-round reading room. Nestled alongside the Wadsworth-Longfellow House & Garden in downtown Portland, the Brown Research Library is a storied and forward-looking special collections library, dedicated to the history of our state. The Research & Administrative Librarian position is a full time, on-site position at the center of MHS’ research and public services.

    ABOUT MHS

    Maine Historical Society (MHS) is focused on preserving and sharing Maine’s story. Founded in 1822 as the third oldest state historical society in the United States, MHS includes an incomparable library, exhibition galleries and historic house museum, and statewide educational resources like the Maine Memory Network. MHS’ unique assets include skilled staff caring for and providing access to historical materials; a deep knowledge about Maine; and state-of-the-art collections facilities. MHS’ expansive vision for how history impacts contemporary life includes research, exhibitions, scholarship, and public programs which explore Maine’s role in the national narrative. Through an ethos of collaboration, partnership, and inclusivity, MHS contextualizes history while looking forward to its third century.

    MHS’ John Marshall and Alida Carroll Brown Research Library is open year-round, serving a wide community of researchers including historians, genealogists, students, academic communities, causal readers, and anyone interested in Maine history. A special collection library, its unrivalled collections date from the 16th to the 21st century. Genres include manuscripts, photographic collections, architecture and engineering drawings, original newspapers, rare books, maps and atlases, and library collections with a specific focus on Maine, early New England and eastern Canadian family history. Built in 1907, the Brown Library is on the National Register of Historic Places, carefully restored at its 100th anniversary to include a state-of-the-art collections facility, complimented with an offsite collections management center in 2014.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Maine Historical Society (MHS) Research & Administrative Librarian is a fundamental role within the Brown Research Library and the wider institution, with a specific focus on library public services, historic research, reading room administration, and collection development. A forward-looking and creative position, the Research & Administrative Librarian facilitates access to traditional library, archival, and special collections, while positioning MHS as a 21st century research facility. 

    Core duties include answering reference inquiries; scheduling and facilitating research appointments, including reference interviews, for library, archival, digital and museum collections; fee-based research services; patron orientation, bibliographic and user instruction; retrieving and re-shelving materials; and performing stack maintenance. The Research & Administrative Librarian’s work includes reading room management, including implementation of library policy, procedure, and collection use guidelines; supervising library assistants and volunteers; and maintaining a clean and orderly reading room environment for patrons and collections alike. Additionally, the position supports MHS’ research fellowships, library, and institutional collection development, and MHS strategic initiatives.

    The position is part of the Brown Research Library’s front-line staff, and a forward-facing representative of the MHS Collections & Research department. Established at the organization’s founding in 1822, the role of the MHS librarian is central to our mission to share and preserve Maine’s story.

    DIRECT REPORTS

    Library and Reference Assistants, Volunteers

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Reference & Research (60%)

    ·         Provides in-depth and ready reference services for in-person and remote inquiries, including reference interviews.

    ·         Manages Library appointment registration and communication.

    ·         Provides patron orientation, including researcher registration and collection handling; promotes MHS membership or collects use fees.

    ·         Provides bibliographic instruction for MHS databases, including internal (Minerva/OPAC; Maine Memory Network; Collections Database; Member based resources) and subscription databases (Ancestry.com; Heritage Quest, Sanborn Maps, JSTOR, etc).

    ·         Retrieves and re-shelves materials in open and secure stacks, as well as MHS offsite storage.

    ·         Executes and coordinates in-depth (fee-based) research services, including research, invoicing, and preparation of findings.

    ·         Executes and coordinates reference-based reproduction services.

    ·         Supervise volunteers, when applicable.

    ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Administrative Duties 25%

    ·         Serves as reading room manager, implementing reading room policy and procedure.

    ·         Supervises Library support staff (Library Assistant; Reference Assistants) including project and task delegation; and reference desk scheduling.

    ·         Supervises interns and volunteers.

    ·         Helps maintain a clean, secure, and clutter-free reading room.

    ·         Supports MHS fellowships (reading applications, communication, attending meetings).

    ·         Makes or recommends necessary updates to catalogues, Maine Memory Network, finding aids or housing labels.

    ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Collection Development (10%)

    • ·         Facilitates library acquisitions: (books, microfilm, serials).
    • ·         Supports the MHS Collections Curator with incoming materials, as needed.
    • ·         Attends Collections Team meetings.
    • ·         Manages MHS’ vertical file and related collections. 
    • ·         Other duties as assigned.

    Strategic Initiatives (5%)

    ·         Supports institutional initiatives by promoting collections, services, digital strategies, and resources.

    ·         Content creation for Maine Memory Network or MHS outlets.

    ·         MHS Board committee participation. 

    ·         Other duties as assigned.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    ·         MLS in Library Science from an ALA Accredited Institution.

    ·         Demonstrated library reference experience.

    ·         Demonstrated experience with providing access to archival or special collections, including collection handling.

    ·         An open and positive attitude and enjoy working with the public.

    ·         Strong communication skills: listening, written, and verbal.

    ·         Strong computer skills and ability to learn new programs when needed.

    ·         Ability to solve problems in a changing environment, and high degree of flexibility and adaptability. 

    ·         Creative problem-solving skills.

    ·         Ability to adhere and implement institutional protocol.  

    ·         Ability to work independently or as part of a group.

    ·         Supervisory experience in a professional setting.

    ·         Strong initiative combined with a willingness to take direction. 

    ·         Ability to multi-task and facilitate several projects simultaneously.

    ·         Ability to lift 25 lbs. and reach above one’s head.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    ·         Working knowledge of Maine history.

    ·         Demonstrated experience in an archival or historical society setting.  

    ·         Experience with genealogical research.

    ·         Familiarity with Past Perfect software.

    ·         Familiarity with PC platforms, WINDOWS and Office 365.

    WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Work is performed on-site, in a public facing library and office environment, using basic office equipment such as a computer, printer, scanner, digital camera, telephone and copier.  Work requires sitting, walking, lifting, as well as occasional driving to and from various MHS facilities.  Position holder must be able to lift +/- 25 lbs. and reach above one’s head.

    SCHEDULE

     

    Typical schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM with some flexibility, but Saturdays are required.

    A set schedule week to week is also required. Work is performed on-site for a total of 35 hours per week. Occasional evenings are required for MHS programs.

    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    The Maine Historical Society promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse
    backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    COMPENSATION

    Annual salary at $50,000. The position is salaried, paid bi-weekly. MHS provides a benefits package including health care, dental and paid time off. On-site parking in downtown Portland is provided.

    HOW TO APPLY


    Please email or mail a cover letter, resume and two references to Cindy Murphy, Officer Manager, at
    cmurphy@mainehistory.orgor

    Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Suite 2, Portland, ME 04101-3498  c/o Cindy Murphy

    No phone calls, please.

    Application Deadline:  September 2, 2022


  • 05 Aug 2022 10:22 AM | Anonymous member

    Overview

    The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for a Secondary Education Outreach Specialist position at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML SCCE) located on the Portland campus.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Educational Outreach, this position is grant-funded, renewable for a total of three-years (September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2025).


    Position Summary

    We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about creating, facilitating, and promoting engaging learning experiences with maps and map concepts for both students and educators.  The Secondary Education Outreach Specialist will facilitate partnerships with educators in Maine and beyond, focusing on grade 7-12 curriculum development, field trip coordination and support (onsite and offsite), professional development workshops, and other forms of outreach and engagement. This position works collaboratively in a team environment to support the mission and services of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.  Independent judgment and initiative are frequently exercised. The Secondary Education Outreach Specialist frequently collaborates with other library staff on program development and promotion, onsite and offsite facilitation of educational experiences for students and educators, and the development of educational activities and digital content for our website.

    This position has extensive in-person, telephone, and online interactions with students (K-12 and university), K-12 educators, faculty, staff, and the general public. The Secondary Education Outreach Specialist may also supervise USM student employees and interns.


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in History, Secondary Education, Geography, Museum Studies, etc., or a related field.
    • Minimum 1-3 years teaching experience in a school, library, special collection, or museum setting.
    • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience working directly with students and educators (preferably grades 7-12).
    • Documented experience developing lesson plans and curriculum at the secondary level
    • Consistent in-state travel for K-12 school visits requires access to immediate, reliable transportation.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    For more information and to apply please visit: https://usm.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=76538&job=secondary-education-outreach-specialist

    All required materials must be submitted by August 19, 2022.


  • 26 Jul 2022 1:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Curatorial Intern

    Under the direction of the Director and Curator, the Curatorial Intern is responsible for (1) encouraging and facilitating faculty use of the Arctic Museum collections and exhibitions in their courses, including helping teach about non-Western cultures and worldviews; (2) undertaking a major project related to one of the Arctic Museum’s initiatives; and (3) maintaining the Arctic Museum’s social media presence. In addition, the Curatorial Intern will help the Arctic Museum move into a new facility, and performing routine tasks throughout the museum, including assisting with exhibit installations, routine collection care, K-12 and community outreach, and research support.

    A Bachelor’s degree is required, a major in Anthropology, History, Arctic Studies, Native American Studies, Earth and Ocean Systems, or Environmental Studies is strongly preferred. Excellent research and writing skills required, as well as an ability to engage with the public.

    Experience working in museums preferred. Familiarity with Arctic environments and Inuit cultures preferred. Ability to work with MS Office required, Adobe CS desirable.

    8:30 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evenings and Saturdays

    Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

    We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

    Full Time Year Round

    Benefits Eligible

    Hourly

    Apply Here:

    https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/9738

  • 29 Jun 2022 11:10 AM | Anonymous member

    Maine Historical Society

    Position Description

    POSITION TITLE:               Membership & Events Specialist

    STATUS:                               Exempt

    SCHEDULE:                         Full-time, 35 hours per week

    REPORTS TO:                     Director of Institutional Advancement

    DATE:                                    6/27/22

    Are you a self-motivated project manager with some fundraising and event planning experience who likes to make things happen? The Maine Historical Society is seeking a professional to lead its membership and event functions, and play a key role in an organization-wide strategy to dramatically expand our audiences.

    ABOUT MHS

    The Maine Historical Society (MHS) preserves and shares Maine’s story. Our work illuminates the diverse experiences of individuals, organizations, and communities that serve as the foundation for Maine’s special sense of place. Over the years, MHS has built unique assets: a staff skilled at caring for and providing access to historical material; deep knowledge about Maine; aptitude for telling stories; landmarks like the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Brown Research Library; and state-of-the-art collections facilities.

    In recent decades, MHS has developed an expansive vision for the role that history can play in Maine. This includes public programs like the Maine Memory Network, a nationally-recognized resource for all who care about Maine; an exhibition program that explores how contemporary Maine is shaped by its history; and an ethos of collaboration, partnership, and inclusivity.

    Just a few months ago, trustees and staff completed a bold, five-year business plan as part of our 200th anniversary. The Plan invests in MHS’ unique mission, expertise, and assets to build our capacity, impact, and audience¾and prepare MHS for its third century of service to Maine.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Membership and Events Specialist develops outreach that drives membership and philanthropic support, strengthens MHS’ donor pipeline, and engages new audiences with MHS’ mission. The position devises and executes strategies to attract, retain, and upgrade annual supporters (individuals, corporations, and organizations) and coordinates special events to cultivate MHS donors. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Specialist works closely with Advancement team colleagues to support MHS’ ambitious five-year Business Plan goals, which include a methodical expansion of member audiences; increased philanthropy and thoughtful relationship building; and broadened awareness of MHS’ critical mission to preserve and share Maine’s story. This position requires strong project management, communication, fundraising, event planning, and computer skills.

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Membership Program (55%)

    Manages forward-looking membership program to significantly increase MHS’ base of donors.

    • Develops strategies and communications to retain and upgrade general donors; assesses performance through benchmarking and metrics; monitors progress and trends.
    • Coordinates calendar of Membership and Annual Fund projects, including production of print and online renewal notices, segmented Annual Fund appeals, and the Annual Report.
    • Overhauls member benefits, identifying prospective new audiences. Working closely with staff and trustees, expands MHS’ membership program from one that targets only history lovers to one that welcomes all who appreciate and identify with Maine. Actively solicits prospective new members through multi-channel campaigns.
    • Reimagines and executes corporate membership and sponsorship program.
    • Drafts solicitations and communications and works with Communications Manager, graphic designer, and mail house to ensure completion.
    • Provides membership administrative support:
    • Serves as primary member contact, responding to telephone and email inquiries.
    • Updates and ensures accurate membership database records.
    • Regularly pulls and segments mailing lists.
    • Events (40%)
    • Develops annual Advancement events plan to strengthen relationships with donors and acquire new donors. Works with Director of Institutional Advancement to set goals, strategy, budgets, and metrics for a variety of events.
    • In collaboration with colleagues, plans and executes one-two signature fundraising events. These multi-faceted events include extensive planning, marketing, content development, and logistics.
    • Spearheads an appropriate mix of targeted events for members and donors that highlight MHS’ impact in the community.
    • Initiates creative publicity and invitations to achieve attendance goals. 
    • Coordinates the solicitation of corporate sponsors for events and exhibit openings.
    • Carefully manages RSVPs, corresponding regularly with participants via phone and email, and entering registration data in database.
    • Oversees a variety of event logistics:
    • Manages Zoom technology for virtual events and partners with IT Manager to post/distribute recordings post event.
    • Prepares support materials for events (e.g., name tags, displays, PowerPoint presentations, host gifts).
    • Coordinates catering, audiovisual, and other logistical arrangements.
    • Prepares staff and volunteer participants for events through meetings and event briefings and completes event follow-up with guests.
    • Advancement Committee (5%)

    Supports Trustee Advancement Committee meetings by taking meeting minutes and supporting the production of meeting materials.

    • Other duties as assigned related to fundraising and constituent engagement.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • B.A. or B.S. with at least three years of work experience in fundraising, project management, or event planning.

    ·       Ability to project manage: prioritize work moving backwards from a deadline; accomplish multiple tasks in a busy environment.

    ·      Self-motivated and able to work independently.

    ·      Strong business and persuasive writing skills.

    •  Proven accuracy and attention to detail.
    •  Professional, energetic, and positive demeanor; strong customer service skills.

    ·       Team player with sense of humor and flexibility to accomplish an ambitious vision in an evolving, fast-paced institution.

    ·        Core skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), mail merge, and e-communications, and the desire to learn and use other specialized software;

    • Availability to work occasional evening events and drive a car to perform job duties.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of standards, best practices, and policies in the membership and development field.

    ·     Direct experience with Raiser’s Edge database and/or similar non-profit CRM.

    ·        Direct experience with Mail Chimp and/or similar email marketing platform.

    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

    The Maine Historical Society promotes a culture of inclusion and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    SCHEDULE AND LOCATION

    An in-person position at our downtown Portland location, during traditional business hours (9-5). However, MHS supports a variety of work configurations and welcomes applications from candidates who wish to work remotely part of the week or on a flexible schedule. Some evening and weekend hours required, in support of special events.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS

    Providing a salary range promotes transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

    Salary Range:                     $41,000 to $48,000, depending on experience

    Job Type:                             Full-time, 35 hours per week

    Start Date:                          As soon as position filled

    Specific Location:               Portland, ME

    The position is salaried, paid bi-weekly. MHS provides a benefits package including generous paid time off, and a health care/dental benefits package. On-site parking in downtown Portland is provided.

    Application Details

    How To Apply:  Please email your cover letter and resume to Cindy Murphy, Officer Manager, at cmurphy@mainehistory.org. No Phone Calls, please. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the successful candidate has been selected.                     

    Application Deadline:    Friday, July 22, 2022


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