Maine's First Ship - Education Manager

Program Area: Community Engagement & Education

Category: Part Time, Variable

Compensation: $22 / hr

Location: Bath, ME


The mission of Maine’s First Ship is to use our reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia to immerse the public in an exploration of the region’s early history, craftsmanship, and relationships, and their impact on our community and environment today. We are stewards of the recently built & launched 17th-century-styled wooden pinnace Virginia as well as the 19th-century railroad building known as the Bath Freight Shed. Using these historic cultural resources, along with a talented pool of nearly 100 active Volunteers, we Explore History, Celebrate Ingenuity, and Foster Community in Maine’s Midcoast.


Maine’s First Ship seeks a curious, engaging, and organized team player to develop & support delivery for scheduled groups as well as visitors in our Visitor Center. The Education Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director and Volunteers to ensure engaging and impactful implementation of school programs, camp experiences, visiting tour groups, and our visitor center guests. These educational experiences will include landside, dockside, and onboard programs. Youth engagement will be a focus of this position.

The position focuses on planning from November to April and delivery from May to October. Time on task will vary over the two phases. The position reports to the Executive Director. The position coordinates the MFS Volunteer talent pool.


  • Guide the development of historical interpretation for our educational spaces
  • Promote, cultivate & schedule schools and other educational group’s involvement in our spaces and programs.
  • Develop and lead implementation of hands-on, place-based experiences for students & visitors in collaboration with Volunteer talent; Coordinated with collections
  • Scheduling for vessel tours & sails (in partnership with ED and Docents)


  • Historic interpretation in educational settings; Experience engaging community and volunteers to collaborate on implementing new ideas in interpretation
  • Leading diverse groups of people; Strong experience working with teams and delegating
  • Experience developing sustainable programming; Especially experiential education for youth


Contact Person:
Kirstie Truluck, Executive Director
207-443-4242 (office)

Requesting: Resume and Cover Letter