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         The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Cape Cod Maritime Museum seeks a part-time Curator that will transition to full-time in September of 2022. The Curator’s primary responsibilities are to spearhead the museum’s transition into the digital curatorial realm and manage all aspects of curatorial and exhibit operations of the museum. We are looking for a Curator who will be able to demonstrate attention to contemporary topics as well as shifting cultural changes and needs through exhibit design and implementation.

Reporting to the museum’s Executive Director, the Curator will manage and maintain the museum’s artifact collection; research, plan, interpret and make the collection and its intellectual content available to visitors, including curating and installing exhibits both physically and virtually; digitize and manage the museum’s collections database (PastPerfect) and all collections documents and documentation; design, maintain, and manage content for digital consumption; conceptualize, design, implement programs that are creative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative; manage and answer public research requests; research and assist in writing grants for exhibits and collections care; demonstrate attention to contemporary topics as well as shifting cultural changes and needs through exhibit design and implementation; utilize graphic design programs in the creation, design, and graphic identity of exhibits - from large to small panels, vinyl overlays, tombstones, and marketing materials. An ideal Curator will also be able to cultivate relationships within the community and the wider maritime field.



  • A Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, American History, Decorative Arts, Public History, or another related field required.

  • Excellent knowledge of current curatorial standards and proven track record in creation of exhibits.

  • Experience with museum collections management software, specifically PastPerfect.

  • A minimum of three to five years of curatorial and collections management in a museum or other collecting institution with a public audience.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse community groups, colleagues, researchers, and partner organizations.

  • Very strong communication and writing skills.

  • Detail oriented, creative, driven, collaborative.

  • Comfortable presenting and interacting with various audiences and audience sizes.

  • Some grant writing experience.

  • Ability be able to move heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds and climb stairs.

  • A valid driver’s license.


Pay - November 2021 to August 2022: $26 per hour, 20 hours per week. The Curator will transition to a full-time position in September of 2022 at a salary of $54,000 per year.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to No calls please.