Geiger Museum Learning Internship
Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this vibrant culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to inclusion, accessibility, diversity, and equity.
If you believe in museums’ important role to reveal the past, to inform the present, and to shape the future, we invite you to join our team. You will join us on the beautiful banks of the Kennebec River, on a twenty-acre campus where collaboration and creativity are encouraged.
The Geiger Museum Learning Internship offers an opportunity for a local high school or early college student (rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students) to explore the varied careers available in the museum and nonprofit field during summer 2023. The Geiger Museum Learning Intern will gain an up-close look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the museum as they work closely with museum staff across departments on varying museum initiatives.
The intern’s primary role will be to develop a creative way to connect visitors to the stories told in our museum galleries through in-gallery programming/activities. They will work under the direction of museum education staff to gain valuable experience in owning their project from conception to implementation. Additionally, the intern will assist with other program and curatorial projects to develop professional skills in time management, accountability, effective communication, and teamwork.
The Geiger Museum Learning Internship will report to the Director of Education. The internship is open to students with a broad range of career interests seeking to sharpen their professional skills and begin building their professional portfolio. The internship is an hourly position and will not exceed 32 hours/week over the period of 6 weeks (June 26-August 4) for a total of 194 hours at the rate of $15.50/hour.
- · Research, develop, and facilitate a gallery program for families and visitors
- · Gain professional experience in collaboration, time management, public engagement, and museum interpretation/education
- · Participate in structured internship reflections with supervisor and a cohort of other museum interns and complete a culminating presentation of internship experience
Other possible intern responsibilities include:
- · Leading public-facing museum and vessel tours and/or demonstrations
- · Assisting Guest Services with visitor orientation
- · Assisting with summer camp programs
- · Collections inventory and research
- · Develop social media content
- · Attending weekly staff meetings
- · 194 hours at $15.50/hour
- · Up to 32 hours/week for six weeks between June 26-August 4, 2023 (start and end dates adjustable depending on school schedules)
- · Must be at least 16 years old prior to start date
- · Rising 11th/ 12th graders, recent high school graduates, or rising 1st/ 2nd-year college students
- · Desire to learn and be a part of a team
- · Open to new experiences
- · Interested in environmental studies, museums, education, public history and/or non-profits
- · Interested in developing professional skills
- · Experience or interest in working with the public and/or children
- · Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-pace environment
- · Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus
HOW TO APPLY
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a single pdf document including a cover letter, resume, and three references (professional or academic) to email@example.com.
This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.
Maine Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.