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Employment and Internships

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is a dynamic organization with diverse staffing needs that create a variety of job opportunities. From curatorial and Museum education staff, to shipwrights and apprentices, to accounting, fundraising, administration, and operations, professional staff work together to further the Museum’s mission.

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Annual Fund Giving & Membership Manager

Annual Fund Giving & Membership Manager: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seeks an experienced professional to plan and execute all aspects of CBMM’s Annual Fund and membership programs. Outstanding communication and organizational skills, expertise with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office; direct mail and online communication techniques; 3+ years related experience. FTE; excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to, or HR CBMM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.


Lighthouse Overnight Educator Part‐Time Position
Reports to: Director of Education

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is looking for fun, dynamic educators to lead our popular Lighthouse Overnight Program. Offered on select Friday and Saturday nights in April through October, the program takes place in one of the museum’s most historic spaces, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and brings the history of the lighthouse alive through games, stories, and activities. The Lighthouse Overnight Educator leads the program, and is responsible for preparation, implementation, chaperone management, and supervision of the program participants, who range from 8‐13 years in age.

Formal educational training is not necessary, but a love of teaching, experience working with children, strong interpersonal skills, and the leadership skills are essential. The ability to climb stairs and to lift 20 lbs is required, and a background check will be performed on all hired applicants. The position is part‐time, seasonal and instructors earn $125 per overnight. Please send letter of interest with resume and references to:

Re: Lighthouse Overnight Position
Human Resources
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663


Pump Out Boat Operator
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy are partnering to offer a pump out service for pleasure boats on the Miles and Wye Rivers. The pump out service will run from May 13 through October 16, 2016, and the boat will be based at CBMM. Employed by Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, we are seeking an applicant to run the pump out boat. There is the opportunity to spread the work schedule among more than one applicant.

Hours: Fridays 12-5pm; Saturdays/Sundays 10am-5pm; Public Holidays (3) 10am-5pm
Compensation: $15/hr.
Skills: good boat handling skills; extremely personable; if born on or after July 1 1972, you will require a valid boating safety certificate; you will have to be 18 or older to run the boat solo.

If interested please submit cover letter and resume to:
Jeffrey H. Horstman, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
Deputy Director & Miles-Wye RIVERKEEPER
24 North Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601

 Internship Opportunities

Intern opportunities are now open for 2016 

To apply, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter which includes how the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum internship fits with your background and career goals and what you hope to achieve from the experience, as well as what you believe you can contribute. Also required for consideration is a copy of your most recent transcript, and a letter of recommendation. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Communications & Special Events Intern

Curatorial Intern

Development Intern

Education Intern

Finance Intern


Boat Livery Attendant

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The Boat Livery Attendant will assist with the implementation of the Museum’s small craft boat rental program with the goal of enhancing public access to the Bay.

Basic Requirements:

  • CPR and First Aid Current Certification
  • Life Guard Certification (Optional)
  • Pass a State and Federal criminal background check
  • Complete a medical information, consent and release form
  • Read and understand the Medical and Emergency Plans for the program
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Good communication skills
  • At least 2 years of experience sailing and knowledge of boat handling

Send letter with resume and references to, or HR CBMM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.

Shipwright Apprenticeships

Requirements, Compensation & Application
Successful completion of an accredited boat building school is preferred, but applicants with related experience will be considered. Though not required, it is strongly suggested that applicants visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum campus.


To apply for a shipwright apprenticeship, please mail or fax your completed application to:

Michael Gorman, Boatyard Manager
213 N. Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone: 410-745-4968 | Fax: 410-745-6088