Internships, line up your Summer 2012

1) Internship in Museum Education or Museum Studies, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME
A summer intern in education or museum studies is needed at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine. This person would be trained to conduct public programming for children and adults. Programs for children will include arts and crafts projects, reading, outdoor and indoor games, and special campus tours. Other activities, for children and adults, would include demonstrations of “Yard in the Yard,” a working scale model of a square rigger mast, sail and capstan that involves active participation from visitors; and hands-on public presentations of marine life using the museum’s Touch Tank. Programs would be scheduled weekly for public drop-in participation.  The intern will need good ability to work with children and adults; energy for outdoor demonstrations; and willingness to learn programs. Creative input is encouraged and welcome! This is an unpaid intern position and runs for eight weeks, 24 hrs/wk, from mid-June through mid-August. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 15 to or by mail to Betty Schopmeyer, Education Director, Penobscot Marine Museum, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974

2) Archives Intern, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME
Penobscot Marine Museum seeks an unpaid Archives Intern to work with Museum staff and volunteers in our extensive collection of vessel primary source materials and photographs.  Duties include organizing and arranging the Vessel File primary source documents and photographs, cataloguing the documents and photographs into our PastPerfect Museum Software and creating a finding aid for the Vessel File Collection.  The duration of these opportunities is 32 to 40 hrs/wk for eight weeks during summer 2012 with flexible start dates.  The successful candidate will have completed coursework in American History, Library Science, or Museum Studies and possess excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills. Regional historical/maritime knowledge a plus. To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 15 to or by mail to Cipperly Good, Collections Manager, Penobscot Marine Museum, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974.