Current Opportunities

Curatorial Intern - Paid Position

Under the direction of the Director and Curator, the Curatorial Intern is responsible for (1) encouraging and facilitating faculty use of the Arctic Museum collections and exhibitions in their courses, including helping teach about non-Western cultures and worldviews; (2) undertaking a major project related to one of the Arctic Museum’s initiatives; and (3) maintaining the Arctic Museum’s social media presence. In addition, the Curatorial Intern will help the Arctic Museum move into a new facility, and performing routine tasks throughout the museum, including assisting with exhibit installations, routine collection care, K-12 and community outreach, and research support.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, a major in Anthropology, History, Arctic Studies, Native American Studies, Earth and Ocean Systems, or Environmental Studies is strongly preferred. Excellent research and writing skills required, as well as an ability to engage with the public.

Experience working in museums preferred. Familiarity with Arctic environments and Inuit cultures preferred. Ability to work with MS Office required, Adobe CS desirable.

Full time, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, occasional evenings and Saturdays

Salary $20.00 - $22.00

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references. Finalists will be asked for a 5-8 page writing sample.

Open until filled.

More info. and application here:

Salary Range: 
$20.00 - $22.00 per hour

About This Job

  • Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College
  • Brunswick, ME
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $20.00 - $22.00 per hour
  • Posted: July 27, 2022