Geiger Museum Exploration Internship at Penobscot Marine Museum

12 Dec 2019 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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.

Internship Duties:

  • Assist with public programming
  • Attend daily front line staff meetings on scheduled work days
  • Assist with 4 one-day children’s camps
  • Contribute to PMM’s Facebook and Instagram accounts
  • Assist with special events
  • Complete a short-term curatorial project such as cataloguing, numbering, and rehousing new acquisitions or identifying objects and writing interpretive labels for the 2020 exhibit
  • Complete a short-term photo archives project such as scanning and cataloguing a selection of the Kosti Ruohomaa Collection

Internship Length and Dates:

  • 240 hours
  • Up to 40 hours a week
  • Flexible start and end date, completed sometime between May and September, 2019
  • July 4th is a work day
  • Work some nights and weekends


  • Desire to learn & good sense of humor
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a high school or undergraduate program
  • Interest in museums and/or maritime history
  • Experience or interest in working with children
  • Experience or interest in working with the public
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and social media a plus
  • Must be willing to work some weekends
  • Must be at least 16


  • $12.50/hour

Review of applicants will begin February 15 th , 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a paragraph expressing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample, transcripts (official or unofficial), and one letter of recommendation to Jeana Ganskop at

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