Penobscot Marine Museum is seeking a education programing intern for the 2018 season. Must be enrolled in a degree program.
Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas. The exhibit and programming will explore the question: What inspires model makers to create miniature versions of watercraft? Models, and the inspiration to build them, range from the practical to the whimsical.
Through intern-led daily programming in the exhibit and on the interactive model pond, we hope to tap into the imagination of visitors and allow them to move from being passive observers to becoming actively involved in model making. The intern will:
- Instruct visitors in the use of computer aided design software to create boats, their interiors, and special components.
- Demonstrate the use of half models as boat plans and oversee the visitors’ use of the design, drawing and measuring equipment.
- Inspire creativity with models-in-bottles, origami boats, and wooden block boat building activities.
- Supervise the visitors testing their boats in the model pond, as well as the museum’s fleet of remote-controlled and sailing pond models.
- Referee a daily boat race between the visitor-built boats.
- Facilitate experiments with boat design and construction in the buoyancy lab.
Applicants pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, history, physics, technology, engineering, math and other related subjects are encouraged to apply. A secondary museum or archives internship project can be arranged between staff and interns. Position begins no later than June 15 and ends no earlier than August 15, with extension of internship subject to availability of applicant. Position requires intern to work 16-21 hours per week (three days a week plus every other Sunday afternoon).
Please contact Cipperly Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-548-2529×212 with any questions. Submit Resume, Cover Letter and 3 References to Penobscot Marine Museum, P.O. Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974.