The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM), a non-profit museum in the Eastport community of Annapolis, seeks an organized, detail-oriented Collections Intern. Interns gain hands-on experience in collections processing, collections database use (PastPerfect), and digitizing collections materials.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s mission is to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits, and community events. We accomplish this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to our two unique locations, both on Back Creek.
About the Collection
Michael F. Miron was a resident of the Eastport area of Annapolis who spent 25 years capturing the twentieth-century history of the neighborhood. The collection focuses on the religious community, civic leaders, marine trade workers, boat builders and families who figured prominently or quietly in Eastport history.
The oral histories in the Michael F. Miron collection are in the process of being digitized, transcribed and properly catalogued. The collections intern will be (1) digitizing, scanning and cataloging the photographs, letters, transcripts and commercial documents in the collection for uploading to the collection repository along with their associated media files; and 2) obtaining releases for the oral history interviews contained in the collection.
This position is a paid, on-site internship for one student located adjacent to the Museum’s Campus (723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403). Pay is $13.25/hour for 160 hours over the course of 20 weeks. Hours are flexible, to be scheduled for one day per week within the hours of 8:30 and 4:30pm Monday through Friday, Wednesday or Thursday preferred.
- Ability to lift heavy boxes and climb ladders
- Knowledge, work experience, or advanced study/graduate courses in Library Science/Archival Studies or Museum Studies
- Strong attention to detail, process-orientation and the ability to focus on repetitive tasks for an extended period as well as strong organizational skills and an ability to manage projects and prioritize
- Current computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
- Knowledge of preservation practices in an archival setting
- Interest in or knowledge of best practices for describing digital content
- Familiarity with PastPerfect museum software
- Experience with digitization, digitization workflows, collections, and museum programs
To apply, please send your unofficial transcript, a resume and cover letter to the Archives Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and “Collections Internship” in the subject line.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park provide equal opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.