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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Vice President of Finance & Administration
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking a talented individual to help lead CBMM in its fiscal and strategic operations. The primary responsibilities of the VP of Finance & Administration include direct oversight, implementation, and management of CBMM strategies related to the Finance Department and risk management, Human Resources, Guest Services and Marina Operations, and the Museum Store and Online sale processes. Responsibilities also include project management of CBMM’s 2016-2018 restoration of the National Historic Landmark bugeye Edna E. Lockwood; and driving CBMM’s strategy and development of its Guest Services System (GSS) used for Admissions, store inventory management, group tour processing, advance ticket sales, and education and marina reservation system linkages. The VP of Finance serves on the senior management team of CBMM and is accountable for successfully working with all other departments to implement CBMM’s short and long term goals. The position reports directly to CBMM’s President.
A degree in accounting, and/or CPA/Master’s degree. Knowledge of not-for- profit fund accounting and general fiscal practices, including grants administration. Ability to set strategies, communicate those strategies to all levels of stakeholders from Board to staff members engaged in executing broad strategies through underlying initiatives. Knowledge of personnel management procedures and insurance requirements. Experience in a museum or non-profit cultural organization desired. Knowledge of systems and marina operations is a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and references to HR@cbmm.org or HR, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.
Guest Services Clerk
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking responsible, experienced, and outgoing candidates to join its guest services, store, admissions and marina staff. Required skills include excellent customer service, sales, an optimistic can-do attitude, and computer skills. Must be able to lift 50lbs. Weekend and evening work required. Part-time seasonal positions available. Apply in person at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Welcome Center or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lighthouse Overnight Educator, Seasonal Part‐Time Position
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 the Fall and Spring, 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: HR@cbmm.org or to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Re: Lighthouse Overnight Position, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663-0636.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an organized candidate to work with the Chief Curator to create and maintain CBMM’s collections records and to facilitate access to the collection. Duties include cataloging, generating and updating loan agreements, supervision of collections volunteers, maintaining database records and contributing to exhibition development. Bachelor’s degree or Museum training and experience is necessary. Must be meticulous, highly organized and conscientious, but also flexible and able to take initiative. Competent with databases, the Microsoft Office suite and good oral and written communications skills are required. Full-time position with excellent benefits. Send cover letter with resume and references to HR@cbmm.org or Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663-0636.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an Exhibits Specialist for the production, fabrication, installation and the maintenance of CBMM’s exhibitions. Requirements include Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on museum studies, arts, or a related field of study, and five years of museum experience or a comparable combination of training and experience. Ability to operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and technical equipment. Experience in exhibit and graphics design and production. Proven knowledge of and experience with current exhibition techniques, processes, and materials including basic electronics and exhibit lighting, and construction/cabinet work as applied to museums. Thorough knowledge of object handling and museum best practices. Ability to work effectively in a team setting. Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders. Full time position with excellent benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, and references to HR@cbmm.org or Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663-0636.
Communications and Art Director
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced individual who under the supervision of CBMM’s Vice President of Communications and in collaboration with other departments and CBMM-affiliated organizations, will support CBMM’s branding and communications strategies through effective and compelling graphic and communications design.
The successful candidate will create and implement design for various media including print, signage, CBMM merchandise, multi-media, web, and social media; update and maintain CBMM website, special exhibition and boat restoration websites and social media pages; manage the production and budget of printed materials and advertising campaigns; create and implement internal and external communication plans and strategies supporting the CBMM brand; design and edit CBMM’s publications, including the member publication The Chesapeake Log, Annual Report, appeal letters, and other development support; create and maintain compelling owned media content to appeal to a variety of stakeholders, including Board members, donors, volunteers, partners, sponsors, staff, and the general public; support and strengthen community and media relations through branding and communication strategies, work with the development team to implement sponsor marketing deliverables; and provide communication, graphic design, and marketing support for all CBMM revenue streams, departments, and affiliated clubs. In addition, the Director will work with the Curatorial Department to plan, design, and produce graphics for special exhibitions.
A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or graphic design, or equivalent in education is required, with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in graphic design, preferably working in a non-profit, enterprise-wide environment, and a clear and proven understanding of destination and/or non-profit marketing, content marketing, website development and management, advertising, budgeting, and social media strategies. Must have proficiencies in using Adobe’s Creative Suite products, HTML, MS Word, Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, and emerging tools and technologies that help CBMM communicate with and attract diverse audiences. Excellent skills in communications are required, including the ability to work interdependently among staff and among constituents. This position is a full time, hourly position with an expected minimum work schedule of 40 hours per week. All staff is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends. Please send cover letter, resume and references to HR@cbmm.org or HR, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 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. 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 Hours: Fridays 12-5pm; Saturdays/Sundays 10am-5pm; Public Holidays (3) 10am-5pm
Compensation: $15/hr. 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: If interested please submit cover letter and resume to:
Jeffrey H. Horstman, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy Jeffrey H. Horstman, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
Deputy Director & Miles-Wye RIVERKEEPER Deputy Director & Miles-Wye RIVERKEEPER
24 North Harrison Street 24 North Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601 Easton, MD 21601
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
Current internship opportunities are filled. Please check back Fall 2016 for Summer 2017 opportunities. To apply, please email email@example.com 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.