Intern – Elementary School Curriculum Development for Maritime Museum

Historic Rowayton

Organization Description: 
The Raymond Boathouse Maritime Museum, located on Long Island Sound’s Five Mile River, is a new addition to the Historic Rowayton museum campus in Norwalk, CT, and is the only maritime museum in the area. The Boathouse Museum features exhibits on the maritime ecology and history of the area, including its wildlife; early indigenous population; oystering industry; environmental impacts; and more.

Position Description:
Intern to assist in the development of elementary-school curricula for the Raymond Boathouse Maritime Museum in Rowayton (Norwalk), CT. Initial in-person visit may be followed by remote work. Undergraduate and graduate museum-education students, or similarly qualified individuals, will be considered.

Reports to:
A part-time temporary Education Director and to the museum education coordinator

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
The intern will research the history of the Boathouse Museum exhibit elements (a trove of content is available at the museum and digitally) and the applicable learning standards in the Norwalk Public School system. Then the intern will outline and write museum and classroom extension lessons for grades 2-5 based on that research, starting with one grade, TBD. The education director and other museum staff will provide guidance and feedback and final review of drafts.

Candidate Qualifications:
Experience developing museum education curricula for grades 2-5, including researching and aligning with local school standards; drafting scripts for in-person museum programs, including hands-on activities; and creating outlines for classroom extension activities before and after the museum visits. Some knowledge of local maritime history and marine environment is helpful but not required.

Position Type:
Part-time, temporary, paid internship

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FLSA Status:

Flexible hours, can be mostly remote, spring through summer 2022

Salary or Compensation:
$15-20/hr depending on experience

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Application Info:
Please send cover letter and resume to