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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Employment Opportunities

 

Staff Positions                        Internships        

    

Employment Application

Staff Positions

Education AmeriCorps Member

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University seeks a part-time AmeriCorps member to assist with a growing education department that serves over 20,000 youth and adults annually through programming on topics of art, nature, and tradition. The AmeriCorps member will support environmentally focused programs occurring on-site at the Ward Museum and off-site with our diverse community of regional partner organizations, engaging learners of all ages through an interdisciplinary approach, using STEAM concepts, hands-on field studies, and arts integration.

Responsibilities: Duties will include development and delivery of education programs for youth, adults, and schools; office administration support, including data collection, program communications, and maintaining and tracking supplies; assisting with special events and promotion of programs through written press releases, website updates, and social media outlets.

Desired Qualifications: Applicant will have training and/or experience in environmental science, biology, education, or other related field and have experience with educational program delivery and working with children. Applicants must possess strong organizational, writing, and communication skills and be comfortable working independently and in a team with a diverse client base. Knowledge of regional art, natural science, and cultural heritage is desired, as is skill in crafts or arts involving hands-on work. Applicant should be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, web services, and content management systems. Applicant must have valid driver’s license, clear background check and driving record, and be able to lift 40lbs.

Compensation: Full-time AmeriCorps members receive a bi-weekly living stipend; health benefits and day-care assistance; and an education award for college expenses or federal student loans. If the person selected for this position is 55 or older the education award can be gifted to a child or grandchild. Contact ShoreCorps Pals for additional details: http://www.salisbury.edu/americorps/ (link is external)

To apply, lease send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Aurelio Giannitti, Education Director
aggiannitti@salisbury.edu (link sends e-mail)
Ward Museum, 909 South Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

Application review will begin on December 8, 2017. Position open until filled.

 

 

Internships

These are unpaid internships. The Ward Museum will assist the intern in receiving course credit, where available. Course credit ranges from 1-3 credits; work period is January – May; May-July; August-December. Positions are open until filled; if interested submit your resume and cover letter to the contact provided ASAP.

Special Assistant to the Museum Director


Supervisor: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director, Ward Museum- lmbottinelli@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Director’s Office supporting daily operations of not-for-profit arts organization. Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and to learn about not-for-profit business practices and program planning in an organization that receives funding from a variety of sources: private donors, corporations, foundations and government (local/state/federal).

Duties: Support special projects of the Museum Director, including program and event support, fundraising efforts and administrative tasks. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Director’s Office.

Qualifications: 3rd or 4th year students who and have an interest in the arts, cultural issues and the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, communication and technical skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
• Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

 

Membership Intern


Supervisor: Sarah Maciarello, Membership and Gift Coordinator, Ward Museum- semaciarello@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Membership Office supporting its membership program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Membership Office.

Duties: performance of membership data entry work for renewals, recruitment, and retention of members.
Support mailings and solicitation programs related to membership recruitment and giving campaigns.
Support development of membership incentives and membership activities (including raffles, drawings) as needed.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)

 

Photography Intern


Supervisor: Aurelio Giannitti, Education Director, Ward Museum- aggiannitti@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated photography intern to assist the museum in capturing its public programs and activities. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on the public calendar of the museum.

Duties: Using the museum’s public calendar as a guiding tool, the intern will photograph the museum’s public events and programs in Fall 2015. Photographs will be used for marketing and publicity purposes. Student will organize, index and edit photographs for future use, including posts to social media and the museum website www.wardmusuem.org

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student with proven skills in event or art photography. Student will need to show a small portfolio of work as part of selection process.
• Strong photography skills and digital design/editing ability
• Strong organizational skills and flexible schedule

 

Marketing Intern


Supervisor: Rose Taylor, Director of Outreach, Ward Museum- mrtaylor@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Marketing Office supporting its outreach program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Marketing Office.

Duties: Support prepping marketing materials, requesting donation for events raffles, sell advertising for journal, website content management, social media updates, creating ad copy. Work assignments will vary, based on marketing needs of the museum.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
• Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

SU C-MAT Practicum students are given first priority for placement.


Events Intern


Supervisor: Shaina Adkins, Events Director, Ward Museum- snadkins@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Events Department supporting its program. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Event Department.

Duties: Support prepping events team materials, Worlds Championship Competition (Spring intern), preparations for Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo(fall intern), updating outreach calendars, social media updates. Work assignments will vary, based on event needs of the museum.

Qualifications: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student who has an interest in the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, commination and technical skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
• Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

SU C-MAT Practicum students are given first priority for placement.

 

Museum Studies Intern


Supervisor: Jackson Medel, Curator and Folklorist, Ward Museum- jtmedel@salisbury.edu

Applied anthropology, sometime referred to as the fifth branch of anthropology, takes anthropology outside of academia and into the professional world. What does applied anthropology look like in a museum setting? It can take many forms, including the curation of and research on material culture and archival documents. This internship will draw on anthropological approaches to tourism, heritage conservation, art, and the environment as the student intern immerses his- or herself in a museum setting, assisting in day-to-day activities of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art’s Curator and Folklorist. Hands-on experience may be provided in the areas of archival organization, material culture documentation, folklore research and organization, grant writing, non-profit management, and other areas dictated by student interests and museum needs.

Qualifications:
Second, 3rd, or 4th year students with an interest in material culture, heritage conservation, history, and/or anthropology. The intern must be highly-motivated and able to work independently. The intern must also possess strong academic writing and time management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and be highly organized and show attention to detail.

 

Education Intern


Supervisor: Aurelio Giannitti, Education Director, Ward Museum- aggiannitti@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Education Department supporting daily operations of not-for-profit arts organization.

Duties:
Support the Ward Museum Green Schools Program, including program and event support, fundraising efforts and administrative tasks relating to the Green Schools Program.

Qualifications:
3rd or 4th year students who and have an interest in environmental science and the Green Schools Program. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing, communication and technical skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc)
• Graphic design, event planning, or community engagement experience preferred.

 

Accounting Intern

Supervisor: Kevin Evans, Controller, Ward Museum- kjevans@salisbury.edu
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art seeks a smart, highly-motivated intern to assist the Accounting Office supporting daily operations of not-for-profit organization. Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and to learn about not-for-profit business practices in an organization that receives funding from a variety of sources: private donors, corporations, foundations and government (local/state/federal).

Duties:
Provide assistance with Accounts payable; Accounts receivable; Credit card reconciliations; Data entry into QuickBooks accounting software; Report generation; Bank Reconciliations; Cash receipts and disbursements Journals; Document filing; Grant report preparation; Tax, labor and insurance report preparation; Month End Journal Entries; Preparation of schedules in support of general ledger accounts, such as prepaid insurance, and deferred revenue.

* These are activities occurring during the intern’s work period at the Ward Museum. Work assignments will vary from week to week, based on specific needs of the Accounting Office.
Qualifications:

Candidates should be majoring in accounting and have an interest in the arts and cultural community and the not-for-profit field. Intern must be motivated to work quickly and independently and possess strong writing skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency with a range of computer programs, including the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, etc).
• Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.
• Experience with database management preferred.

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