Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the USS Constitution Museum.
The USS Constitution Museum seeks a full-time public historian to support the museum’s mission. As the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, the USS Constitution Museum preserves, displays, and interprets collections related to the ship and her crew through interactive exhibitions, compelling programs, and engaging outreach initiatives.
– Manage projects related to the history and interpretation of the ship.
– Make collections accessible through exhibitions, website platforms, and publications.
– Research all aspects of the ship’s history (1794-present).
– Write for and communicate with a broad range of audiences, including scholars, students, families, and the general public.
– Publish findings online and in print.
– Respond to reference inquiries that are historical, maritime, and genealogical in nature.
– Identify and research potential acquisitions.
– Teach the ship’s history to naval personnel who interpret the ship to the public.
– Work with museum staff and trustees to develop and build an ongoing speaker and program series.
– Speak publicly to a variety of audiences and serve as an ambassador for the USS Constitution Museum.
Qualifications: Candidate must have strong communication (writing and speaking) and research skills. The museum is a highly collaborative environment, and the candidate must be a strong collaborator. Academic background (M.A. required) in U.S. History. Previous experience working in public history or in a museum/historic site required. Knowledge of or experience in maritime/naval history preferred. Public speaking experience required.
To Apply: Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2017. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Description: Educators at the USS Constitution Museum work in a highly visible position that is essential to fulfilling the Museum’s mission of creating a positive, memorable experience where visitors can learn and connect to history. The position is responsible for welcoming and providing exceptional customer service to our visitors; facilitating a range of hands-on interpretive programs for different audiences; acting as a resource for visitors in the Museum’s hands-on galleries; assisting with student, camp, and adult groups; and encouraging visitors to voluntarily donate to the Museum. As a part of the Museum Learning department, you will be trained in interpretation techniques, customer service, and USS Constitution’s history.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates possess strong customer service skills, a mature and outgoing personality; and an enjoyment for interacting with members of the public. He or she is detail-oriented; can manage several tasks simultaneously; displays a positive attitude with visitors and staff members; and exhibits a willingness to work as part of a team. Previous employment or volunteer experience in museum education/interpretation or customer service positions is preferred. Those selected for the position will be required to attend training in the beginning of April.
Schedule: Full-time, part-time, and substitute (on-call) positions are available for the summer (April 1-October 31) season. One weekend day is required for full and part time employees.
8:30 – 5:00, Sunday-Thursday
10:00 – 6:30, Tuesday-Saturday
10:00-6:30, Sunday-Monday, Wednesday
Salary: $13 an hour.
To Apply: Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, schedule preferences, and references to email@example.com. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.
The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an archives volunteer to assist the archivist with collections inventory, processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her.
– Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management.
– Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills.
– Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail.
– Interest in maritime history and/or American history a plus.
Schedule: Minimum of 4 hours per week between 10 AM and 5 PM, Monday – Friday.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position.