[MARMAM] Bar Harbor Whale Museum Internship Announcement

Mindy Viechnicki mviechnicki at coa.edu
Wed Feb 18 11:05:59 PST 2009

 The Bar Harbor Whale Museum seeks an intern for the 2009 summer season.  The position will require approximately 20-40 hours per week with flexibility to accommodate specific schedule needs.  Duties include assisting with education programs, exhibit and museum gift shop maintenance, and organization of our Adopt-A-Whale program. This position is open to either a senior-level high school student or an undergraduate college student, and can be an academic or nonacademic internship position depending on the need of the student.  This is an unpaid volunteer position; housing is not available.
The Bar Harbor Whale Museum is a nonprofit museum dedicated to developing in people an appreciation for marine mammals and their integral role in the Gulf of Maine through education, conservation, and scientific research.  The Bar Harbor Whale Museum works in collaboration with Allied Whale, the marine mammal research group at College of the Atlantic, and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch company.  This internship experience allows the student to become familiar with marine mammal ecology, museum education and operation, customer service protocols, and working in a nonprofit environment.  Knowledge of the ecology of the Gulf of Maine region or background in a related field, museum work, or customer service is helpful, but not required.  Interested applicants must be reliable, self-motivated, capable of working well with others, and able to commit to a schedule.  
Application review will begin March 16, 2008.  Please send resume and three references, two professional and one personal. Applicants should email materials with a cover letter outlining your interest in this position to khevner at coa.edu with subject 'Internship 2009', or mail to:

Keri Hevner
Bar Harbor Whale Museum 
52 West Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
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