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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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Annual Fund Coordinator

Reports to:  Development Manager

Annual Fund Coordinator: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced professional to plan and execute all aspects of CBMM’s Annual Fund program.  Collaborating with Membership Coordinator to execute joint strategies between the annual fund and membership programs. Ensuring a significant base of unrestricted annual support; Developing effective marketing strategies and programs (direct mail, telemarketing, internet solicitations, promotions, and onsite sales); Increasing and improving annual fund donor relationships, retention, upgrades, and acquisition.  Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum Experience:  At least 3 years of fundraising experience in an organizational setting; previous work in a non-profit institution. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Raiser’s Edge; expertise in direct mail and online communications techniques; excellent planning, organizational, communication and editorial skills; exceptional attention to detail and accuracy; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to work proactively, independently, and collaboratively; strong organizational and time management skills; data and campaign performance analysis; ability to organize, implement, and supervise annual fund and membership campaigns.  FTE; excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to, or HR CBMM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663.


Content Creator & Strategist

Reports to: Vice President of Communications

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has an immediate opening for a creative, entrepreneurial, team-oriented individual for a newly created position of Content Creator & Strategist.  This individual will lead in the development, planning, and execution of the Museum’s content, leveraged in collateral and through owned media channels. The results of the Content Creator & Strategist’s work will help build the profile and the mission work of CBMM among constituent groups (journalists, donors, members, volunteers, guests, sponsors) while supporting earned revenue opportunities of the Museum’s programs and other offerings through brand awareness and targeted marketing campaigns.

Successful candidate requirements:

  • BA/BS degree and/or minimum 2 years’ experience as a content strategist, copywriter, or digital content manager
  • 2+ years’ experience using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Constant Contact, WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Experience in writing and videography is helpful
  • Proven track record building audiences either online or offline
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Experience developing social media advertising campaigns
  • A dual-minded approach: Highly creative and excellent writing skills, but can also be process-driven, think scale, and rely on information to make decisions
  • An understanding of the non-profit museum and destination marketing industries is helpful

FTE; excellent benefits.  Send resume, cover letter, and portfolio or samples of work to:  Human Resources, CBMM, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD  21663 or email


Seasonal sailing instructor

Reports to:  Education Coordinator

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime is seeking a contract summer sailing instructor to provide private lessons to novice or intermediate sailors, whether children, families, or adults. The contract sailing instructor should be a skilled and seasoned small craft sailor, with proven experience teaching sailing to students of different abilities. This position is seasonal, running June 1- August 31, and lessons are scheduled on an on-demand basis. All staff is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

Basic Requirements

  • Have a minimum of 2 years of sailing instructional experience
  • US Sailing Level 1 Certification preferred
  • Be Maryland or other state Safe Boating Certified
  • Work well with all ages of kids and adults
  • Have knowledge of small sailing craft
  • Have a knowledge and enthusiasm for sailing and able to develop that skill in students.
  • Send letter with resume and references to, or HR CBMM, 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.

Hours: Fridays 12-5pm; Saturdays/Sundays 10am-5pm; Public Holidays (3) 10am-5pm
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:
Jeffrey H. Horstman, Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
Deputy Director & Miles-Wye RIVERKEEPER
24 North Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601


Small Craft Rental Attendant
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The Small Craft Rental Attendant will assist with the implementation of the Museum’s small craft boat rental program with the goal of enhancing public access to the Bay.

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.

Full Time Shipwright

This position is a full time contract position with excellent benefits, beginning 9/1/2016 and ends 11/1/2018. The Shipwright is responsible for being part of the Edna E. Lockwood restoration team for 8 months and leading a crew of apprentices in the annual painting and maintenance of the Museum fleet for the other 4 months.

Requirements include: leadership experience in wooden boat construction and restoration; comfortable as a crew leader and teacher to apprentices; enthusiasm and ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in adverse conditions; strong safety standards and practices along with basic marine systems troubleshooting and repair as well as the ability to teach and execute traditional paint systems. Must own your own tools and the ability to work on display and take the time to interact with the public. Some weekend work may be required.

Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663, or email

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



Current internship opportunities are filled. Please check back Fall 2016 for Summer 2017 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.