Intern Supervisor: Anastacia Maurer
Length of Internship: 10-12 Weeks
Intern Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9-5
CBMM is recruiting students for paid internships during the summer of 2021. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions; we will be unable to provide on-site housing for students, so we are interested in students who are looking for virtual internship opportunities as well as the possibility of students who live locally and would be able to commute to the CBMM’s campus multiple days per week.
Stipend: Internships at CBMM require a commitment of at least 40 hours per week and include an available stipend of $175.00/week to offset travel and other expenses.
About the Internship
Intern Learning Outcomes and Responsibilities:
- Learn fundraising and membership functions, philosophies and tactics
- Understand departmental and museum operations and policies
- Learn to plan and execute successful virtual programming and fundraising events
- Display working knowledge of donor management software (Altru), prospect research software (DonorSearch), and online auction platform (GiveSmart)
- Participate in the intern seminar program to explore all aspects of museum management
- Complete assigned independent research project
About the Intern Seminar:
Opportunities will be made available for interns to view and explore all that CBMM has to offer. Including but not limited to attendance at select virtual member events and educational lectures. In order to facilitate the professional development and educational nature of CBMM Internships, a summer-long seminar on various aspects of museum management will be provided covering many of the following subjects:
- Campus Tour
- Interpreting History (Curatorial, Collections, Exhibits)
- Service Values Training
- Serving our Audiences (Education & Communications)
- Guest Experience (Events, Guest Services)
- Shipyard Tour (Shipwrights & Apprentices)
- Traditional vs. Entrepreneurial Revenue (Advancement & Boat Donations Program)
- Path to the Presidency (President)
Required Skills and Experience:
- Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program in Education, Museum Studies, or related field
- Candidates should be detail-oriented and enjoy interacting with people
- Ability to work with diverse audiences including families, volunteers, and older adults
- Strong communication skills
- Experience with Windows applications, with optional additional skills in database management, social media, and Constant Contact
- Ability to work pro-actively and independently on multiple tasks while maintaining quality and meeting deadlines
- Enthusiastic and customer satisfaction-oriented personality
- Flexible hours; availability to work some evenings and weekends.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all. As an educational institution, staff fulfill CBMM’s mission, goals, and vision, working individually and collaboratively to encourage the public’s access to our collections, programs, and resources. Situated on 18-acres of waterfront property in the historic town of St. Michaels, MD, CBMM offers exhibitions, demonstrations, boat rides on the Miles River, and annual festivals that celebrate Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, and history. CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft is the largest in existence and its small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes. CBMM’s working Shipyard highlights restoration of the Bay’s traditional vessels. Over 90,000 people visit CBMM each year, including more than 20,000 children and adults who participate in numerous educational and boatbuilding programs offered at CBMM.
Please send your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that includes how this 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. Please send to email@example.com.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum values diversity in its workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for our internship program without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a covered veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Additional information can be found on our website: www.cbmm.org