Employment

EMPLOYMENT AT THE MUSEUM

The Brick Store Museum staff works as a team to provide the highest quality experiences for our visitors. Click on the button below that best suits your career interests with the Museum. Please continue to check this site as new opportunities arise throughout the year. The Brick Store Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 There are no position openings at this time.

VOLUNTEER DOCENTS:

The Museum is always looking for excited and dedicated volunteers to educate our visitors and take part in the growth of the Museum. We depend on you! If you are interested in visitor services, helping with membership, leading special tours, developing new programs, and much more, please let us know by calling 207-985-4802, emailing edirector@brickstoremuseum.org, or visiting the Museum at 117 Main Street. We are incredibly grateful for your help and support!

Learn more about our Volunteer Program by clicking here.

INTERNSHIPS:

Founded in 1936 by artist Edith Barry, the Brick Store Museum is a history and art museum and archives housed within five 19th-century buildings in Kennebunk’s National Register Historic District. It is open year-round, and produces 5-6 exhibitions per year, with programs and special events for all learning levels and ages. The Museum houses about 70,000 items in its collections, which range from documents and photos to chests of drawers and portraits. Volunteers and interns are an integral part of what makes The Brick Store Museum function and they perform a broad range of tasks in a variety of departments across the Museum. All internships provide an introduction to standard museum practice and hands-on experience in museum/archive work.


Our internship positions are open for Summer 2017. Please find specific opportunities below:

Museum Collections Internship

Hours – Flexible (at least 10 hours a week), June – August

Compensation: $350

 

The Brick Store Museum is offering a stipended archival collections internship for Summer 2017.  The Archives Intern will learn how collections are stored, managed, cataloged and cared for in an archival setting.   Duties will vary according to availability of projects and student interest. Projects will include any combination of processing—arrangement description, and re-housing materials—as well as cataloging archival collections into our PastPerfect database; and researching collections for visitor requests.  The intern will report to the Collections Manager.

Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content.

Qualifications preferred: Degree or expected degree in history, archive and library science and/or museum studies.  Archival experience, word processing, and database skills are useful.

To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Leanne Hayden, Collections Manager, at lhayden@brickstoremuseum.org.


Museum Education Internship

Hours – Flexible (at least 10 hours a week), June – August

Compensation: $350

The Brick Store Museum is offering a stipended educational program internship for Summer 2017.  This internship position will produce original educational programming and content for the Museum. The intern’s primary projects will be:

  • Research, develop and facilitate a weekly family activity table (one day per week)
  • Lead walking tours of the town’s Historic District
  • Develop new self-guided thematic walking tour & map (topic chosen by intern and staff)
  • Development of school and classroom resources using Museum archives and artifacts

Other projects may include but are not limited to: historical research for upcoming exhibits, on-site program and event assistance, and contributing to website content. The intern will interact with the public on a regular basis at the activity table and welcome desk.

Experience in the following areas is preferred: working with children in academic or informal learning environments; historic research; writing. The intern candidate should possess good written communication skills, ability to speak in front of groups, knowledge of some educational theory and practice; basic office and computer skills. Design experience is also valued highly.

To apply to this internship, please send your cover letter and resume to: Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org.