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 & Intern Manager, with questions at

Interpretation and Community Outreach Internship (Unpaid)

Work Location: Interpretation Department

Job Description:

Interpretation Department is responsible for connecting visitors to the museum’s collection through storytelling, programs and exhibitions. The Mariners’ Museum is seeking interns to assist the Interpretation department in providing an engaging and innovating experience for teachers, scouts, families and the general public.

Duties can include but are not limited to: Research Program development Creating educational resources for teacher professional development Working with groups of various ages and abilities Work with the Manager, Visitor Engagement and Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach to present museum and gallery specific tours and programs Assist with other general museum programming such as Handling History, workshops and gallery openings Staff education stations such as the LEGOS and Spice tables Assist with activities for special events such as Gallery Crawl and Celebrate the Park.

Expected Project Duration: Indefinite

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Flexible

Appropriate Educational Requirement: High School or college such as Museum studies, Education, History and/or other related fields

Required Skills: Attention to detail; can work independently, comfortable talking to and interacting with people; eagerness to learn

Direct Supervisor: Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach

Summer 2019 Conservation Internship

Work Location: Conservation Department

Job Description:

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering a 10-week summer internship to conduct material analysis and conservation assessment of the Spanish fishing boat Isabel (1925) within the Institution’s Collection of 150 small craft from 42 countries. The twenty-two foot long vessel is constructed from wood and decorated with traditional folk paintings and other ornamental elements. At present the object has condition issues which include: structural damage, separation of framing components, and delamination of paint across multiple surfaces. The internship will focus on the inventorying and identification of component parts, the characterization of paint layers and fiber-based materials, and the identification of wood species of structural elements to enable the development of a conservation treatment plan. Techniques available to conduct analysis and imaging during the internship include photogrammetry,
UV-Vis Fluorescence, IR, RTI, PXRF, FT-IR, and PLM and LM.

Placement dates for the internship are between June 3rd and August 16th

Applying candidates should have a minimum of one year of conservation graduate school training.

Please email a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of recommendations with one coming from a conservator familiar with the applicant’s work.

Stipend Position: $5,000.00

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019