Maine Maritime Museum seeks an energetic, organized, and creative Assistant Curator. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Assistant Curator will work with the museum’s curatorial staff to help document, care for, and exhibit the museum’s collections. If you are an enthusiastic and driven person who wishes to work in a fun, highly collaborative, and fast-paced environment, then consider joining our team.
This is a full-time position with a start date in Fall 2019. Responsibilities include processing and documenting new acquisitions, assisting collections care and deaccessioning projects, assisting exhibit development and installation, and other duties as required.
Candidates will have completed MA coursework in History, Art History, Museum Studies, or Library Science; have 2+ years of relevant professional experience; and possess excellent organizational, written and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to critically analyze existing processes and identify new approaches, to critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of a museum collection, and to work swiftly.
Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research library, and narrated excursions along area waterways. Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, “The City of Ships” and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world.
The MMM experience includes indoor galleries with changing exhibits on historic and contemporary maritime issues, the monumental evocation of the schooner Wyoming, an active boat shop that teaches traditional skills to students and adults, popular river cruises, and industry tours that help people gain an entirely new understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime culture. More than 275 volunteers spend their time working with staff, the collections, and visitors to contribute to the enrichment of thousands of lives. Engaged donors support the Museum in order to leave a lasting legacy that will inform – and transform – future generations. MMM strives to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and be the fullest expression of what a museum can be.
The Museum has a staff of approximately 30 year round and an additional 20 seasonal staff, 275+ volunteers, and an active and supportive board of trustees. MMM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and adheres to the highest standards of the museum profession.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a cover letter and resume.
Date Posted: 8/15/2019
This position is subject to sex offender and criminal background checks.
Maine Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time