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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.

Executive Assistant

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an accomplished individual with excellent organizational and personal skills to support the Museum’s President. Responsibilities include confidential correspondence, maintenance of the President’s calendar and meeting schedule, assisting in scheduling, preparation and distribution of materials for Board Committee Meetings, and close collaboration with senior staff members.

Human Resources skills are a plus, as the position includes coordination of advertising for staff member openings; receipt of applications, prescreening and coordination of interviews; ownership of the college intern program, and maintenance of the employee handbook and employee policies and forms. College degree or equivalent required. Excellent writing and administrative skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Must have ability to work independently, confidentially, discretely, within deadlines, and to interact with the public in a positive and enthusiastic manner.

Full time position with excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St, St. Michaels,
Maryland 21663, or email to


Boat Livery Attendant

This hourly position is a part time, seasonal role with an expected minimum work schedule of 25 hours a week. All staff is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends. To Apply To apply, please email your resume.
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 50 lbs.
• Good communication skills
• At least 2 years of experience sailing and knowledge of boat handling
• MD Boater License and completed Boater Safety Course
Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
1. Daily set up and tear down of Boat Rental Area.
2. Coordinate with Boatyard Program Manager and the Welcome Center Staff for daily and ongoing updates concerning rentals.
3. Administer safety gear, waivers, sailing competency, and boat rentals.
4. Work with volunteers ensuring the safety of participants.
5. Regular communication with the Boatyard Program Manager. Reporting any damage, accidents, personnel issues, participant issues, or maintenance problems with the Boat Yard Program Manager in a timely and clear fashion.
6. Driving the chase boat and notifying the Welcome Center via radio if there is a capsize.


 Assistant Store Manager

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seeks a friendly Assistant Store Manager to oversee all aspects of its retail operations. Responsibilities for this newly created position include sales and customer service, purchasing, visual merchandising, point of sale, inventory management, and management of store staff/volunteers. The Assistant Store Manager will be responsible for ensuring excellent customer service and managing the Museum’s online store. The ideal candidate will have full time experience in retail. Flexible schedule to include weekends. Full time position with excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663, or email to

Guest Services Hosts

Application Dates:
Applications are due by close of business April 10th 2015.
Notice of acceptance for positions will be made by April 27th 2015.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking candidates for seasonal full-time/part-time positions as Guest Services Host. Looking for those with an optimistic “can-do” attitude and outgoing personality. Week and Weekend work required. Some heavy lifting involved. Must have great customer service skills and be reliable. Marina experience is a plus.


Internship Opportunities

Now Closed for 2015. Check back in winter 2016 for new applications

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.

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.



Mail or fax your completed application to:

Michael Gorman, Boatyard Manager
213 N. Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663-0636
Phone: 410-745-4968 | Fax: 410-745-6088