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The Museum’s internships enable qualified candidates to learn about the Museum as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Museum professionals.

Please contact Beth Heaton, Volunteer and Internship Manager, with questions at [email protected].

Twelve-week Paid Summer Position for Collection Rehousing Project 

Stipend: $7000

Position description:
The Mariners’ Museum and Park is pleased to offer a 12-week summer position with a flexible date range between mid-May through end-of-August, 2022. The selected individual will carry out work on a project to rehouse the Archives’s ship logbook collection by creating custom cloth-covered clamshell enclosures. The placement is open to any individual seeking experience in library and archives preservation, preventive conservation, collection management, or museums in general. The candidate will work under the supervision of the Library and Archival Materials Conservator, with additional guidance from the Museum Archivists. 

Experience required:
No previous museum experience is required. 

Application process
The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022. Please fill out the form below.

Museum/project background: 
The Mariners’ Museum was founded in 1930 with the goals of collecting, preserving, and sharing the world’s maritime heritage with the community. Since then, the museum has grown to become the steward of a world-class collection of over 32,000 objects including three-dimensional objects, paintings, and art on paper. The museum is also home to the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere, housing over 110,000 books and 1 million pieces of archival material.

The Museum’s collection of logbooks, journals, and account books numbers well over 500 items, most of which are in manuscript form. The collection ranges from the 17th Century to the mid-20th Century, and deals with oceangoing transportation and commerce, exploration, as well as international military affairs.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.
This position is generously funded by the Bronze Door Society.


Summer Collection Internship

If you are interested in the twelve-week Paid Summer Position for Collection Rehousing Project, please complete the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you and learning about your skills and interests.

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