Job Opening: Museum Educator Internship

Job TitleMuseum Educator Internship
Reports ToKatharine Noiva, Director of Visitor Experience
ScheduleSeasonal, starting mid-June thru mid-August: 32-40 hours/week, flexible schedule with start and end dates based on candidate’s availability. Some weekend and holiday time required.  

Job Description

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is looking for a Museum Educator to interact with visitors focusing on regional history, ecology, and hands-on, interactive experiences . Our mission at the museum is to foster meaningful and unique connections between museum collections and critical issues of Lake Champlain and we are looking for a passionate candidate to engage with these issues.  

Funding from Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership will support a seasonal Museum Educator in 2024 who will create weekly tours and programs connected to exhibits and Museum collections, including the Champlain Adirondack Biosphere. This position will also be responsible for running interactive programming with members of the general public as well as summer camp and student groups.  Our goal with the program is to engage with student and adult visitors in impactful and memorable ways and have them leave the Museum feeling like empowered stewards of Lake Champlain. Candidate should enjoy speaking with the public, in small or large groups, and have a passion for the inclusive, accessible learning for public communities! 

Basic Qualifications

  • Interest and enthusiasm for engaging with the public and developing connections between exhibitions and the public.  
  • Experience or strong interest in working with history, ecology, and hands-on experiences. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, including strong communication skills.  
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative team skills. 
  • A commitment to collaboration and an enthusiasm for Lake Champlain, its history, and its future. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching current and future exhibition content at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, including but not limited to the Champlain Adirondack Biosphere, shipwrecks, Revolutionary War History, ecology, and sustainable recreation.  Content focus will be tailored based on the content expertise of the Educator. 
  • Creating and designing interpretation tools and displays to be used in current exhibitions to expand and enhance the visitor experience.  
  • Developing training materials for volunteer interpreters, including written materials and talks.   
  • Interpreting current exhibitions with visitors on a regular basis and developing tours and talks for the public, including shipwreck tours on Lake Champlain with an ROV (remotely operated vehicles). 
  • Creating and leading lessons during summer camps for youth based on topics of fishing, underwater archaeology, and ecology.  
  • Supporting public events onsite as well as opening and closing procedures of the Museum and collaborating with Museum staff, and onsite interpreters, and volunteers.

Work Conditions

This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions. 

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Katharine Noiva, Director of Visitor Experience at katharine@lcmm.org

Applications are due by April 1st, 2024.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.