Intern Supervisor: Jill Ferris, Sr. Director of Engagement, Learning & Interpretation
Length of Internship: 10-12 Weeks
Intern Schedule: 40 hours per week, typically Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
Location: Virtual with possible limited on-site time
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 CBMM’s campus.
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.
The Education Intern will work with the Education Staff to support a diverse array of virtual and in-person programming opportunities for various audiences including summer children’s camps, a robust volunteer training program, and member and lifelong learning programs. A summer capstone project will focus on an accessibility assessment of CBMM’s campus and programs, with recommendations of best practices for implementation. Other learning opportunities may include investigating learning management systems to support virtual programming, developing communications and/or curricula for educators, and developing programming for summer camps.
This virtual internship will give you an opportunity to integrate equity work into museum education, implement best practices for virtual programming, and prioritize communications skills when working with different constituencies. The intern will work closely with the team to gain conceptual knowledge, along with the hands-on experience of completing specific tasks associated with museum education. At the end of the internship, you will have project-based experience which you will be able to translate into future career opportunities.
If you are a self-starter with a can-do attitude, your role can easily go beyond what is expected:
● Drive a vision for accessibility for CBMM’s virtual and on-campus guests
● Elevate best practices for virtual and hybrid programming
● Support the management of a robust volunteer program
● Explore the variety of museum education by assisting staff with planning, programming, and implementation of annual summer programs, camps, workshops, trainings, and festivals
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
● Ability to work with diverse audiences including children, families, volunteers, and older adults
● Strong communication skills, especially written and organizational skills
● Experience with Microsoft and Google applications, with optional additional skills in Adobe Suite, Altru, and Constant Contact welcomed
● Ability to work proactively and independently on multiple tasks, while maintaining quality and meeting deadlines
● Enthusiastic and customer satisfaction oriented personality
● Ask for direction when new situations arise, and accept supervision and mentoring while developing competencies to manage projects effectively
● Maintain a professional and amiable demeanor, respectful of all constituencies
● A reliable Internet connection
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