Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Seeking Shipwrights

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and culture of the Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

The Shipyard is a working exhibit of Chesapeake Bay wooden boat building and restoration, open to the public seven days a week and staffed by CBMM employees and volunteers. The Shipyard restores builds and maintains traditional wooden vessels while allowing full public access to the process.

CBMM is looking to fill positions for full-time, year-round shipwrights.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in traditional wooden boat construction and/or restoration
  • Experience managing boat build or renovation projects with a crew
  • Formal boat building education
  • Teaching or education experience preferred

Shipwright apprentices at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MarylandHourly pay commensurate with experience
(Equivalent annual total ranging from the high $40’s to low $50’s)

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