Careers

At the Island Institute, we work alongside Maine’s island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability. Our commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse locations, so that other island and coastal communities can meet the unique challenges they face.

This work wouldn't be possible without a talented staff that brings a wide range of experience, skills, and passion to everything we do. If you are interested in working with us, please continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board—we post open positions as they become available across all of our project areas.

Please refer to each job description for application guidelines, and contact Karen Burns, Chief Talent Officer, at kburns@islandinstitute.org, with any additional questions.

Current open positions

Archipelago Retail Associate

Archipelago, the Island Institute’s retail store and fine arts gallery, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Retail Associate to provide outstanding customer service to shoppers in a unique made-in-Maine shop and gallery setting. Successful candidates will have experience working in a retail or customer service environment, excellent communication skills, a passion for delivering high quality customer service, the ability to work within a team, and the ability to multitask in fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: greeting customers, providing excellent service in meeting customers’ needs, answering customer queries, operating the point-of-sale system, restocking merchandise, and maintaining a clean and orderly space on the floor and in the gallery.

This is an hourly, year-round position providing 32-40 hours/week plus benefits.

For more information, view the full job description and application details here:  Archipelago Retail Associate

Archipelago Retail Associate (Temporary)

Archipelago, the Island Institute’s retail store and fine arts gallery, seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, temporary Retail Associate to provide outstanding customer service to shoppers in a unique made-in-Maine shop and gallery setting. Successful candidates will have experience working in a retail, sales, or customer service environment; excellent communication and customer service skills; the ability to work within a team; and the ability to multitask in fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include: greeting customers, answering customer queries, operating the point-of-sale system, restocking and straightening merchandise, and maintaining a clean and orderly space on the floor and in the gallery.

This is a temporary, hourly position providing 30-40 hours/week through December 31, 2019.

For more information, view the full job description and application details here:  Temporary Archipelago Retail Associate

Island Institute Fellow – Theater/Arts Focus

The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for an Island Fellowship, a two-year placement in one of Maine’s remote coastal communities focusing on growing and evolving a more than 25-year-old community arts center. This fellowship will focus on deepening and expanding community engagement, specifically within the performing arts.

About the Island Fellows program

The Island Fellows Program places college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges. Island Fellows work directly with a host organization within the community on a community-identified priority project, while also contributing their own interests and energy to community they live in. Learn more about the Island Fellows Program here.

View the full job description and application details for this position here:  Island Fellow - Theater/Arts Focus
Application window closes July 12, 2019.


Available Internships

Our 2019 Summer Internship Program is full, and there are no internships available at this time. Thank you for your interest.