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Employment and Internships

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is an equal opportunity employer. CBMM 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 CBMM’s mission.

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Boat Donation Program

Part Time / Seasonal Boat Cleaner

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seeks an experienced, enthusiastic individual to assist its Boat Donation Program. The boat cleaner is responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning of donated boats. This position requires a high school diploma, practical knowledge of motor and sailboats, experience in general cleaning and upkeep of boats and boating equipment. Good physical ability required for some heaving lifting. Familiarity with industrial cleaning products and equipment also required. Other requirements include competent written and oral skills, computing skills for Microsoft Word and email, and ability to deal with the public in a positive and enthusiastic manner. Flexible schedule to include some weekends. Seasonal, full time position between April and September 2017. Send letter with resume and references to HR, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663 or email to


Shipwright Apprentice Program

CBMM immediately seeks a Shipwright Apprentice for the boatyard.  Beyond restoration and public programming, the CBMM’s Boatyard is working to pass fading maritime skills on to a new generation of wooden boat builders. Our Apprentice Program provides one year apprenticeships to graduates of boatbuilding schools, so they can get on-the-job training and experience under the tutelage of master shipwrights. In addition to preserving historic vessels and passing on traditional maritime skills our Boatyard Staff develop programs to engage our visitors.

The Chesapeake Bay shoreline was once home to scores of small boatyards where skilled shipwrights built and maintained hundreds of wooden vessels. These craftsmen not only supported the commercial growth of the Chesapeake, but they also passed along skills that had been refined over hundreds of years. Because most of these yards have vanished, and along with them, the skills and techniques of the builders, there is a deficit of proficient boat builders today.

The CBMM’s Shipwright Apprentice Program is on-the-job training in the form of a professional apprenticeship which gives apprentices the opportunity to work on a wide variety of Chesapeake Bay indigenous watercraft. The program provides the skills and experience of a working boatyard and bridges the gap for those coming out of wooden boat building schools and programs. The majority of apprentices completing the CBMM’s Shipwright Apprentice Program have taken jobs in the boat building or maritime industries, working in commercial shipbuilding yards or small boat yards around the Bay. Others have become shipwrights on large vessel construction projects and several are working in the maritime museum industry.

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.

Click here to download the Shipwright Apprentice Application

Mail or Email your completed application to:

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

Small Craft Rental Attendant:

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking responsible, experienced, and outgoing candidates to join its boatyard staff.   The Small Craft Rental Attendant will assist with the implementation of CBMM’s small craft boat rental program with the goal of enhancing public access to the Bay.  This position is a part-time seasonal hourly position 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.

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.


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

Guest Services

Guest Services Assistant:

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


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seeks an experienced professional to oversee marina operations and assist in Guest Services. Required skills: working knowledge of marinas, computers, outstanding customer service, ability to lift at least 50lbs, work in a fast paced environment. Can live on own boat. Holiday, evening, weekend, events work required. Seasonal FT, May 1-Oct 31. Send letter with resume and references to, or HR CBMM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.


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