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Career Opportunities

Shipyard Manager, Full time/Year-Round

CBMM seeks an experienced wooden boatbuilder with strong background in management and staff training. The Shipyard Manager is responsible for the development and management of programming and exhibition functions of the Shipyard. These directives are fulfilled through building replica Chesapeake wooden vessels, and the restoration and maintenance of CBMM’s Floating Fleet, the largest collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world. This work is performed in CBMM’s shipyard with full public access. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge and interest in historic Chesapeake Bay craft, their restoration and care, the traditional skills and techniques used in their construction, and the ability to educate the Shipyard team in those skills and techniques. Candidate should also possess excellent oral communication skills necessary for interaction with Museum visitors and the general public. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with excellent benefits. All staff is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Project Coordinator, Full-time, Contract position (January through October 2019)

CBMM seeks an experienced project coordinator to plan and implement a summer 2019 Chesapeake Bay-wide tour of the 1889 National Historic Landmark bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, to provide public outreach, education, and increased public access following the completion of a two-year restoration project. The position is responsible for planning and organizing all tour logistics, as well as developing collaborative programming at all ports-of-call to share traditional Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding techniques and opening dialogue about the significance of Chesapeake Bay oystering past and present with audiences throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. A minimum of 2 years’ experience required. Relevant experience would include: logistics, event planning, education, or travel/tourism with a preference for candidates with a maritime background.

Send letter of interest with resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Shipwright Educator, Full time/Year-Round

CBMM seeks an Shipyard Educator with experience in wooden boatbuilding and/or similar Career Technology Education (CTE) field with at least three years of teaching, program design, and/or curriculum development experience for our Rising Tide Program.

Rising Tide teaches students basic boat-building skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support. Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.

Organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills are essential, with excellent oral communication skills for interaction and program promotion to CBMM visitors and the general public. Preference given for candidates with knowledge and interest in historic Chesapeake Bay craft and the traditional skills and techniques used in their construction, as well as environmental, arts, and or history education . Lifeguard, kayak instructor, and/or sailing instructor certification a plus.

Comfort in the safe use of hand and power tools. Must be able to pass a criminal background check for working with youth and earn CPR/First Aid/AED certification.

Dependent upon experience, compensation for this full-time, non-exempt position will range from $31-$38K annually.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Shipwrights, Full-time/Year-round

CBMM is currently accepting applications for experienced Shipwrights.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in traditional wooden boat construction and/or restoration

  • Proficiency in use and maintenance of wood shop machinery

  • Basic rigging and metal fabrication skills a plus

  • Must provide all necessary hand tools

  • Good communication skills with the desire to work on display, interpreting and interfacing with volunteers, apprentices and the general public

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.


Shipwright Apprentices, full-time/year-round

The Shipyard is a working exhibit of Chesapeake Bay wooden boatbuilding and restoration, open to the public seven days a week and staffed by CBMM employees and volunteers.

CBMM is now offering formal four-year apprentice certifications, developed in line with U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration standards, and registered with the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program, a division of Maryland DLLR’s Workforce Development and Adult Learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Wooden boat school graduate or wooden boat with repair and/or building experience
• Proficiency in use and maintenance of wood shop machinery
• Basic rigging and metal fabrication skills a plus
• Must provide all necessary hand tools
• Good communication skills. Ability to work on display, interpreting and interfacing with staff, volunteers, and the general public

These apprenticeship position are full time with an expected minimum work schedule of 40 hours per week. All staff is expected to be available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to hr@cbmm.org.