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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  • 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

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

  • 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,, 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:

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    Library and Reference Assistants, Volunteers


    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 (; 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.


    ·         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.


    ·         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.


    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.



    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.


    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.


    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.


    Please email or mail a cover letter, resume and two references to Cindy Murphy, Officer Manager, at

    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


    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.


    • 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:

    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


    Apply Here:

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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 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

  • 27 Jun 2022 1:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Director of Finance


    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    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 Director of Finance, a key member of the senior leadership team, serves as the primary financial advisor and fosters a dynamic, supportive workplace culture that is diverse and equitable. They oversee all financial and accounting functions, ensuring accuracy, transparency, and compliance. The Director supervises a Staff Accountant and an Office & Human Resources Assistant and reports to the Executive Director, working closely with senior leadership, contracted project staff, auditors, and the investment manager.


           Leadership: Strengthens and grows the sustainable operation of the organization, supporting department heads’ understanding of the financial and operational impact of programming decisions. Continues to build effective and efficient systems, ensuring the museum complies with existing standards and best practices, including UPMIFA, FASB, GAAP, IRS, and Federal and State regulations.

           Accounting: Directs accounting policies, processes, and internal controls and ensures they are performed effectively. Working with the Staff Accountant, manages and reviews accounting functions including the preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, and month-end closing. Completes the unitization calculation, and accounts for endowment earnings and distributions. Manages cash activities to maintain appropriate cash levels.

           Financial Reporting & Analysis: Oversees the production of timely, accurate, and complete monthly financial statements, maintaining a current cash flow forecast. Provides financial analysis to the senior leadership team and the Board on business and operational matters, including analysis for capital projects, strategic planning, grant reporting, and other projects as required.

           Human Resources: Fosters the development of an equitable, supportive, and dynamic workplace culture. Supports the Office & Human Resources Assistant and other staff in recruiting talented museum professionals, onboarding and training them effectively, and retaining an exceptional team. Supports workplace DEAI initiatives and staff professional development. Administers the museum health plan and 403(b) retirement plan.

           Risk Management: Manages insurance coverage—including renewals, changes, and claims—and other risk management needs. Reviews employee, volunteer, and visitor safety and compliance with workplace laws and requirements. Maintains files for legal documents, permits, contracts, and grants.

           Audit: Ensures the timely completion of the annual audit and oversees the preparation of tax returns. Coordinates the preparation of supporting documentation.

           Budgeting: Working with the Executive Director and the senior leadership team, directs the annual budgeting process. Develops annual operating and capital budgets—for both restricted and unrestricted projects.

           Governance: Advises the Executive Director and Board of Trustees on the museum’s financial performance and outlook—serving as a knowledgeable resource—and serves on related Committees.

           Performs other related duties as required.

    Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

           Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.

           Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred

           Four years or more of experience, showing growth in responsibility.

           Proven nonprofit accounting knowledge and experience.

           Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative culture built on respect.

           Skilled in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace. Knowledge of accounting (Sage Intacct), customer relationship management (Altru), and point-of-sale systems (Shopify).

           Excellent written and oral presentation skills. Able to compose correspondence and reporting that is creative, convincing, and concise.



    The Director of Finance position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $80k-90k annually, commensurate with experience.


    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


    Please email a cover letter and resume to

  • 27 Jun 2022 11:03 AM | Anonymous member

    Job Description

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

    Reporting to the chief curator, the Lunder Curator of Works on Paper and Whistler Studies advances curatorial work related to prints, drawings, and photographs at the Colby College Museum of Art including exhibition development, collection research and interpretation, and teaching. The curator augments and illuminates the museum’s transhistorical and transnational works on paper collections through exhibitions, collection rotations, and acquisitions, and advises the museum and its benefactors on art purchases and gifts of art.


    • Provide ongoing curatorial stewardship of the works on paper collection, ensuring its research, documentation, presentation, interpretation, and digital access, in ways that advance our commitment to diversifying and expanding art historical narratives, with an emphasis on American art
    • Organize periodic presentations of works by James McNeill Whistler within the context of the museum’s permanent collection galleries and special exhibition spaces.
    • Oversee the Lunder Collection of works by James McNeill Whistler and related archives as well as the Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies and steward associated grants and collection-dedicated resources in collaboration with advancement colleagues and the director.
    • Play a proactive role in the ongoing development of the museum’s collection of prints, drawings, and photographs in dialogue with other curators and under the oversight of the museum’s director and chief curator; regularly propose works of art for acquisition, cultivating donors, soliciting gifts and loans of art, and pursuing possible purchases; identify and secure institutional partnerships for projects and co-purchasing arrangements, as appropriate
    • Generate timely, community-responsive, and field-contributing exhibitions and collection displays of works on paper that garner local interest and national attention
    • Contribute to the curation of the permanent collection galleries, including interpretive content
    • With the education and engagement team, Colby College Libraries, Department of Art, and departments across campus, envision and realize projects, programs, and other engagements that advance curricular priorities at Colby and that also expand entry points to art for all of our audiences; teach and present in the galleries, and lead discussions regularly
    • With the Colby College Libraries and the collections management staff, ensure the care, research access, and organization of archival materials related to the works on paper collections
    • Work closely with colleagues at the museum and at Colby managing communications and marketing channels to ensure a strategic approach to the authentic dissemination of curatorial content and scholarship, with an eye toward expanding reach, creating public relevance, and diversifying engagement
    • Generate scholarly publications and other forms of content related to the works on paper collections and exhibitions at Colby, adopting a stance of critical and creative inquiry as well as bringing equitable, antiracist perspectives to bear upon the questions at hand
    • Supervise and mentor interns and, at times, curatorial fellows
    • Collaborate with the director of museum development and advancement colleagues to pursue grants and individual gifts
    • Cultivate strong relationships with donors, lenders, alumni, the museum’s Board of Governors, and other key stakeholders
    • Develop and sustain a network of relationships—peers, mentors, and mentees—in the museum field; remain knowledgeable of trends in this field and in the arts and culture sector generally
    • Represent the museum through speaking engagements and other field exchanges in the context of curatorial projects and related duties
    • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; art or related humanities field and/or advanced degree preferred
    • Minimum three to five years of curatorial experience, including collections and acquisitions, development, interpretation and public programs, and project management; additional years of experience preferred
    • Enthusiasm for the museum’s mission and our curatorial program, and capacity to assume leadership in communicating its priorities and values
    • Demonstrated research interests in works on paper with additional broad subject knowledge across art and cultural history, as well as commitment to teaching and learning across disciplines
    • Ability to assess and act on opportunities to increase the narrative complexity and diversity of the collections and programs, and advance equity in our daily practices and work culture; unwavering commitment to fostering an antiracist, equitable work environment supportive of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and life paths
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and long-term while successfully attending to more immediate goals and tasks; strong planning, and organizational skills
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including relationship skills and ability to work with people across a wide range of levels of power and influence
    • Self-motivated, flexible and responsive work ethic; proven ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively within the context of a diverse community
    • Demonstrated track record of curatorial activity, including scholarship and publications
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks among competing priorities and meet deadlines
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications; familiarity with digital cloud collaboration platforms preferred
    • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements; willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed

    For more information and to apply visit:

  • 24 Jun 2022 7:05 AM | Anonymous member

    Chief Curator


    Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to celebrating Maine’s vibrant maritime culture. Because this culture includes different backgrounds, perspectives, and voices—and because our museum welcomes visitors from around the world—our institution is firmly committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

    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 Chief Curator, a key member of the senior leadership team, is responsible for overseeing the care and management of the museum’s artifact and archival collections, the creative leadership of its changing and permanent exhibition program, and the development of its publication program. The collections and exhibits include historic buildings and structures, including the Percy & Small Shipyard and Victorian Donnell House. The Chief Curator serves as a dynamic, passionate advocate for the museum’s mission, collection, and exhibitions.


           Leadership: Working with the Executive Director, develops a compelling, inclusive curatorial vision and sets the direction and priorities for the Curatorial Department to achieve it. Supervises and supports Curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns in accomplishing strategic projects that further the museum’s mission and vision. Ensures a deep commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in the museum’s Curatorial work. Manages department and project budgets in collaboration with the Finance Department.

           Collection Stewardship: Ensures that the collection is cataloged, stored, safeguarded, and conserved to the highest professional standard. Working with the staff Acquisition Committee, oversees all collecting decisions, including accessioning, deaccessioning (with board approval), and disposal of deaccessioned items in order to build and maintain the quality of the museum’s permanent collection relative to the museum’s mission. Ensures collection practices and policies are aligned with museum best practices and AAM accreditation standards.

           Exhibitions: Working with the Executive Director, Curatorial staff, and other departments, develops a visionary and engaging exhibition schedule. Oversees the planning, design, production, and installation of changing and permanent exhibits.

           Library & Archives: Oversees library staff and ensures the implementation of best practices and policies. Directs projects that further the accessibility and prominence of archival and photographic collections.

           Publications: Responsible for strategically developing the publications program, including serving as staff liaison with authors, publishers, and others. Carries out various editorial tasks as needed.

           Education: Provides learning opportunities about the collection and the museum’s exhibitions for volunteers and staff, plans and produces the annual maritime symposium, lectures at the museum and at other venues representing the museum, and collaborates with the Education Department on programs relating to exhibitions and collections.

           Research & Outreach: Researches the collection and shares new information regularly through publication, lectures, exhibits, and other means. Networks and collaborates with peer institutions nationally and internationally, and participates in community organizations with complementary missions and goals.

           Advancement: Identifies objects for acquisition in accordance with the Collections Development Plan. Works with the Executive Director and Advancement Department to identify, cultivate, and nurture potential donors of collections or acquisition funds; develops proposals and writes grants for funding and sponsorship of curatorial projects.

           Governance: Advises the Executive Director and Board of Trustees on Curatorial affairs—including strategic planning, policies, and facility needs—and serves on related Committees.

           Other duties and responsibilities as required.


    Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

           Master’s degree in history, maritime history, art history, American studies, material culture, museum studies, or a related field.

           At least 6 years of museum curatorial experience.

           Maritime knowledge, experience, or background—either formal or informal.

           Demonstrated success working with collections and exhibitions in innovative ways.

           Excellent oral and written communication with a track record of publication and experience in lecturing to diverse audiences.

           Strong leadership and strategic project management skills.

           Grant-writing skills, with a proven track record of successful grant applications.

           Knowledge of current museum trends in collections, exhibitions, and education.

           Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for special events, lectures, auctions, and travel.

           Familiarity with PastPerfect Web Edition and Google Arts & Culture.



    The Chief Curator position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with full benefits. Starting salary is $65k-75k annum, commensurate with experience.


    MMM is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


    Please email a cover letter and resume to

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