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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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Museum Educator:

CBMM seeks a Museum Educator to develop and assist in the facilitation of the Education Department’s youth, family, and school-age programs, promoting CBMM’s mission through high-quality educational experiences. The Museum Educator provides assistance with the development, implementation, and outreach for initiatives including the current School Programs expansion, Rising Tide outreach program, and CBMM Youth and Family programs.


Must be an enthusiastic, adaptable, and effective teacher with experience working with children of various ages in formal or informal learning environments. Experience with community education and outreach initiatives preferred. College degree in related field desirable. Excellent oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Physical ability to work with students on CBMM’s 18-acre campus, exhibits, boats, and docks, in varied weather conditions. Must pass a State and Federal criminal background check. This position is contractual, with an expected 40 hour work week. The contract period runs from the date of hire through Friday, August 18. All staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule. Additionally, the Museum Educator is required to be work Monday through Friday through the eight-week Sea Squirts Summer Camp program. Please send letter of interest with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD  21663 or send email to

School-Age Educator:

The School-Age Educator is instrumental in facilitating the education Department’s programs for PK-12 students, promoting CBMM’s mission through high-quality educational programming.  CBMM is committed to doubling the number of school children it serves annually, and the School-Age Educator plays a vital role by fostering a positive learning environment for all school-age visitors. Candidate must enjoy working with children.  Experience teaching children of various ages in formal or informal environments required.  Degree in education, museum studies, history, environmental science, or related field desirable.  Familiarity with formal and informal learning theory, Common Core and MD State Curriculum standards preferred.  This is a part-time, on-demand hourly position. Please send letter of interest with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD  21663 or send email to

Summer Camp Instructor:

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing applicant with at least 2 years’ experience working with children ages 4 to 9, in a traditional or non-traditional environment. The Summer Camp Instructor leads week-long sessions of a half-day Chesapeake-focused camp with a focus on hands-on learning through activities, stories, games and crafts.  Summer Camp runs on weekdays from 9:00am to 12:00 for eight weeks from June 19 thru August 11.  Camp enrollment is capped at 12 children per session. Lead instructor is responsible for planning and implementing camp curriculum, set-up and clean-up with support from CBMM’s Education department.

Current certification in CPR/First Aid, preferred. This is a part-time seasonal position. Please send letter of interest with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD  21663 or send email to

Lighthouse Overnight Educator: 

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 Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD  21663 or send email to


We are currently accepting applications for the following five Summer 2017 Internship opportunities:

Curatorial Internship (2)

Communications Internship

Development Internship

Education Internship

Length of Internship: 10-13 weeks beginning June 2017

Intern Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., however intern will be expected to be present on evenings and/or weekends when specific special events are scheduled and will be permitted time off during the week to off-set these hours.

Stipend: Full time interns are paid a stipend of $175 per week. Interns are paid for holidays, but not for time lost due to illness or personal leave. Co-ed, shared housing may be available to interns; a $50 refundable housing deposit must be made at time of signed intern agreement.

Application Dates:

Applications are due by close of business Friday, February 17, 2017.

Notice of acceptance for intern positions will be made by Friday, March 31, 2017.

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.

Watershed Coordinator:

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy seeks a Watershed Coordinator for Eastern Bay and the Miles and Wye Rivers who will work between May and September each year from Thursday through Monday, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. During these months on weekends and holidays, this employee will operate our Pump-Out Boat, pumping out waste from sailboats and cruise boats in the Miles and Wye Rivers, and will have responsibility for maintaining such boat.

Starting each October and through April, the Watershed Coordinator will have normal Monday through Friday hours. The Watershed Coordinator will engage in water quality testing, oyster restoration, river patrols, will help manage our fifty water tester volunteers, will engage in community outreach, regulatory and permit enforcement, will work with other staff on a variety of projects, and will assist in fundraising and events.

The Watershed Coordinator will contribute to MRC’s general communications and outreach efforts to increase awareness of our work in the community and the importance of clean water, including contributing content to MRC’s newsletters, commenting on proposed regulatory and legislative changes, speaking regularly at public forums, and writing for local media publications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A willingness to work the required schedule, Thursday-Monday including weekends and holidays during the May through September months, and normal workdays, Monday-Friday during October through April.
  • A strong commitment to environmental protection, and an understanding of, and commitment to, MRC’s mission.
  • An outgoing and congenial personality.
  • An understanding of environmental and regulatory issues that affect water quality.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the ability to identify and develop innovative solutions to pollution threats.
  • Ability to be diplomatic in adversarial situations.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and IT skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage others.
  • Ability to work as a team player and collaborate effectively with other MRC staff, partners, and volunteers.
  • Employee must have or obtain a boating license valid in the state of Maryland.
  • Relevant work experience and on-the-water experience a plus.


Rolling applications accepted until the position is filled.

Location: Easton, MD

Salary range: Commensurate with skills and experience, plus competitive benefits package

Application should consist of a resume and cover letter submitted either electronically or by mail to: Timothy Junkin, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, 24 N Harrison St., Easton, MD 21601 or

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer