2022 Application for Education Department Seasonal Positions and Internships at the Maria Mitchell Association

Deadline: February 15, 2022, 11pm EST, or until all positions are filled.

Please fill out the following online form. For descriptions of the available positions, please click here. At the bottom of this page, please upload the documents listed below in PDF format. If your documentation was uploaded successfully, you will receive an automated email confirmation that includes a PDF file of your entire application, including your uploaded PDF documents. Please note: If you do not receive this completed PDF file, your application materials were not uploaded successfully and will not be processed. Questions may be sent to Camden Palm, Education Coordinator, at cpalm@mariamitchell.org.

Please Note: The MMA requires all interns to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their arrival on Nantucket. The summer 2022 program will take place in-person barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is an affirmative action and Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested individuals to apply.

1) Cover Letter:

Your cover letter should be a maximum of one page describing which position you are most excited about, where you saw the position advertised, why you are interested in Environmental Education, any specific experience, interests, or skills that make you an ideal candidate, and any other information you would like to share.

2) Resume:

Two pages maximum. Include information about any previous internships, jobs, coursework, or volunteer experience relevant to your application.

3) Application Questions:

Please answer the following questions. Each answer should be no more than 10 sentences.

1. Describe any experiences you have working with children and/or families in an education or summer camp setting.
2. What qualities define an excellent educator? Why do you believe these are important?
3. Describe a memorable outdoor experience you have had in your lifetime.
4. When is a time your supportive actions helped someone succeed?
5. Do you hold a current Lifeguard Certification? If so, please share the total years you have been certified and the expiration date of your certification. Feel free to include other relevant certifications such as First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, etc...
6. Starting Dates: Please reference the website and indicate your preferred arrival date and make sure you can arrive in time to begin the position for which you have applied. Env Education Instructor Training begins 6/1/22 with an expected arrival no later than 5/31/22. Assistant Education Coordinator begins 4/15/22. The NLP position begins 5/24/22 or earlier. All positions may be able to arrive up to one week early.
7. End Dates: Please indicate the end date you prefer. There are three possible end dates for all positions: 8/20/22, 8/27/22 or 9/2/22. You must be able to stay for the full length of the option you choose.

Please be sure these materials are uploaded as PDF files only.

Contact Information

First name
Last name
Address line 1
Address line 2
Zip/Postal Code

Personal Information

Race/Ethnicity (Optional)
Are you a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident (yes/no)
Do you have a valid driving license (yes/no)
How many years have you been driving?

Academic Information

Minor (optional)
GPA in major (optional)
Current Academic Level (i.e. Sophomore, Junior, etc.)
Expected Graduation Date (month)
Expected Graduation Date (year)


Have you worked with youth in a professional setting? (yes/no)
Describe your comfort level in providing educational interpretation to members of the public of all ages, give an example.

Positions applying for

All position descriptions are available by clicking here
Assistant Education Coordinator
1 2 3 Not Interested
Environmental Education Instructor
1 2 3 Not Interested
Naturalist Leadership Programs Instructor
1 2 3 Not Interested

References (3)

Please provide names and contact information for three professional or academic references. Although not required, to save time in the hiring process, we also encourage you to submit letters of recommendation from the references you list below. These letters must be a pdf on official letterhead and can be emailed to Camden Palm, Education Coordinator, at cpalm@mariamitchell.org.
1. Name
1. Relationship
1. Title
1. Institution
1. Email
1. Work phone
2. Name
2. Relationship
2. Title
2. Institution
2. Email
2. Work phone
3. Name
3. Relationship
3. Title
3. Institution
3. Email
3. Work phone

Upload PDF Files (Please be sure to upload PDF files only)

Cover letter