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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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Campaign Finance Director

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an energetic, experienced finance executive to be a key part of its Finance Dept. The Campaign Finance Director will plan, organize and implement financial reporting related to the Museum’s five-year $20 million plus Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign. This position reports to the V. P. of Finance and will work closely with the Major Gifts Officer on donor accounting, grant monitoring and reporting, and other Campaign activities; and with the V.P. of Operations on capital improvements and major maintenance expenditures. Outside of the Campaign, the Finance Director will also have responsibility for important aspects of the Museum’s ongoing accounting: budget planning, endowment accounting, and monthly reporting. Experience in management of general liability insurance is a plus.

Requirements include five years or more of accounting experience, an accounting degree, as well as highly developed organizational, office, and computer skills. A CPA license and/or master’s degree are preferred. Excellent communication and “people management” skills are required. Prefer Not-for-Profit industry experience, including knowledge of fund accounting and grant administration requirements. Familiarity with and appreciation of the Chesapeake Bay and fundraising in museums is a plus.

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

Shipwright Educator

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced wooden boatbuilder with at least three years of teaching experience–particularly with middle school students, as well as program design, lesson planning, curriculum management, and delivery.

College degree or equivalent required. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google applications required. Organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills are essential, with excellent oral communication skills for interaction and program promotion to Museum guests and the general public. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary.

This is 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


School Programs Manager, part-time

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced professional to create, implement, and evaluate programs and materials for K–12 students and teachers who use the museum as a resource. Working with the Director of Education, the position sets the long-range goals for the growth of school programs in the museum, determines priorities and assesses offerings for school-age participants, and supervises part-time, seasonal staff interpreters. The position is responsible for developing collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators in Maryland public and private schools, basing such collaborations on shared goals and fiscal viability. The Manager develops and oversees the Bus Scholarship program, promoting the scholarships, fielding requests, and working with the Education & Reservations Specialist to coordinate visits. The School Programs Manager leads school-based tours as time permits and plays a vital role in the Education Department’s intellectual life by collaborating on special exhibition teams, teacher workshops, and new program development.

The successful candidate has an M.A. degree in education, history, museum education, or a related field in the humanities or social sciences. At least two years of teaching experience, planning and implementing relevant and creative education programs for K–12 students and teachers is required. Knowledge of museum education theory and practice is desirable. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are critical. Experience with project and personnel management and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of other community-based organizations are essential. Must be capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long-and short-term priorities. Interest and ability in budget management and resource development are vital. Knowledge of STEM, Common Core and other current curricular standards and framework is preferred. Open and experimental practice is a plus. High level of Microsoft Office acuity, particularly Word and Excel are critical skills. This position is hourly, averaging 15 hours per week, increasing to full time with benefits, June 2016. Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, Maryland 21663, or email


Internship Opportunities

Intern opportunities are now closed for 2015. Please check back in winter 2016 for new opportunities.

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.



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