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Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

To ensure the continuing flow of qualified applications, Historic Annapolis posts all job openings in its weekly email newsletter, on its website and on designated internet sites. Job openings are posted as they occur. 


Visitor Services Associate

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:      Hourly, non-exempt, up to 25 hours per week

REPORTS TO:                              VP of Education and Interpretation



The Visitor Services Associate is expected to assist with all aspects of visitor services at the William Paca House and Gardens: staffing the reception desk; admissions, membership and retail sales; collecting visitor statistics; maintaining site security; giving tours; and assisting with public programs, events, and other duties as assigned. 

For full job description, please click here.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org.



Retail Sales Associate

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY:     Hourly, non-exempt, up to 25 hours per week

REPORTS TO:                            Retail Manager


The Retail Sales Associate is responsible for building relationships with retail customers and visitors to Historic Annapolis’ retail and Museum site locations.  The Retail Associate focuses on increasing profitability through excellent customer service, efficiency in merchandise receiving, enhancing the store’s visual display and acting as an ambassador to inform and educate customers/visitors.

For full job description, please click here.

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to lucy.mikhailova@annapolis.org.



Internship Programs

Historic Annapolis offers a limited number of internships for undergraduates and graduate students. Interns work as a part of a team and gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a non-profit organization. Internships are unpaid, but provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of the department, complete specific projects or portions of larger initiatives, and contribute to our mission.

The duration of an internship may be flexible and varies based on the position and/or need.

Internships may be available in the following departments: Education, Curatorial, Development, Garden, Preservation, Retail, Special Events, Public Relations and Marketing and Fundraising.

To apply for an internship, please contact Janet Hall at 410.990.4514 or janet.hall@annapolis.org.


Partnership with Oxford University

Historic Annapolis is honored to hold a successful partnership with the University of Oxford. Since 2014, students at both undergraduate and graduate levels have spent their summers conducting research on a full-time basis for the organization.


Research & Work Experience

Each year, successful candidates are paired with a research project that best suits their professional and academic interests. Research projects have included in-depth studies of historic room use, the identification of eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century wallpaper fragments recovered from a historic house, and research into the loyalists of Annapolis. Research projects will culminate in a public lecture and report.

Internships through the program offer an immersive work experience. Working closely with museum staff, attending events, and meetings, Oxford interns gain true insight into the daily workings of a busy non-profit.


The American Experience

Interns enjoy a full schedule of curator-led tours of local collections, a weekly lecture series, overnight trips, and even an introduction to classic American pastimes such as baseball. Past experiences have included behind-the-scenes tours of Colonial Williamsburg, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the US Naval Academy, special dinners, and a trip to an Orioles baseball game.


Hear about it from our Interns!

Annapolis, so alive with its history, was the perfect setting.”

"This city has the power to enthuse its visitors, but it's the docents, curators, archivists, historians, and so many others behind the scenes, whose passion communicates the distinct character of Annapolis.”

“…the organization had invested an incredible amount of work into making our time in Annapolis fun. “

“My supervisors at Historic Annapolis were brilliant, supervising the entire project and giving suggestions on avenues of research, but always allowing ample freedom to pursue my own ideas.”


To learn about the Oxford Intern’s experiences in first-hand, visit the Oxford University Internship Program’s yearbook for 2014 and 2015.

You can also read a column written by curatorial intern, Elena Porter, in the Capital Gazette.