Application review begins February 15, 2024

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine seeks a full-time education/interpretation intern for summer 2024. This internship will provide hands-on work experience in the daily operations of a medium-sized museum, including activities in different departments and working as a member of the front line staff. This internship will include professional development field trips to other museums (inperson or online) and participation in an intern cohort.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

• Participate in the intern cohort

o Assist with and lead programming

o Submit articles for enews

o Conduct evaluations with visitors

o Contribute posts and videos to social media

o Assist with projects in different museum departments

o Attend weekly intern meetings and intern field trips to other museums

o Complete an internship project related to the intern’s skills and interests and adapted to their education level

• Engage with visitors

o Welcome visitors and answer questions

o Learn written guided tours and lead scheduled guided tours

o Lead groups of children (scouts, field trips, etc.) through exhibits

o Assist or lead children’s crafts and programs

o Lead two week-long children’s day camps

• Contribute to a positive, safe, and tidy work environment

o Work as part of a team and staff buildings/give presentations solo

o Respond to security and/or safety concerns

o Perform minor housekeeping in exhibit buildings, including sweeping, vacuuming, and monitoring pests, as needed

• Additional duties may include

o Covering the gift shop, including selling admissions, gift shop sales, and answering the phone

o Conducting research

o Other duties as assigned

More here. 

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