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Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

847 Orleans Rd, Chatham, Ma 02633, Usa
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Our missionYour mission is executed through the operation of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum and the advancement of youth STEM Education in communications science.

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

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Hosting

Conducts educational activities so that Hosts and Docents have the latest information about the exhibits and will be able to add a personal touch to the visitor experience. Maintains the schedule for coverage in both the Marconi-RCA Wireless museum and the expanded Wireless in the Future Exhibits in the Education Center.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Grounds & Plantings

Keeps exterior grounds attractive and presentable. Watches over the lawns and trees and coordinates necessary activity with the Town of Chatham (owner of the buildings and grounds). Plants annuals and cares for potted plants that make the buildings attractive to the visitors.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal

Operations

Watches over the very important day to day aspects of the facilities. Maintains supplies, keeps the buildings clean and welcoming, assures stock of visitor information. Provides equipment necessary for day to day business operations. Coordinates work teams for paint touch-up, minor maintenance and appearance enhancements.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal

Archives

Work as part of a team that identifies equipment and miscellaneous items that were part of the station and safely stores them. Documentation can be used by Exhibit builders or Historians who are researching the station.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Computers & IT

Most of the exhibits are run with or on computers and they continually need loving care. Improving the automation and presentations keeps the exhibits and experience fresh. Maintaining and improving the installed software to improve efficiency for the staff that spends a good part of the day interfacing with these modern beasts is always welcome.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Volunteer Coordination

Finds and welcomes volunteers, helping them to become familiar with the organization and its goals. Introduces them to committee moderators who can explain the roles that need to be filled. Works with the Operations Manager to fill Host, Docent and Cashier slots during the active season.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Public Relations

Creates news releases, television exposure, printed matter, and web presence so that potential visitors know who we are and what they can expect by visiting. Also involved with public speaking opportunities, but not required.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Exhibits

Plans and executes new and exciting exhibits to keep the visitor experience fresh on subsequent visits. Visits other museums and participates in seminars to incorporate the latest ideas into the exhibits. Schedules guest speakers for programs offered to the community during Summer evenings.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Office Support

Help can always be used with Thank You note writing, filing, making brochures like this one, making posters and handouts. There is no end to the list of projects to be completed and a few hours each month goes a long way to making the organization run smoothly.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • Teens, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site

Kitchen & Hospitality

Oversight of the kitchen cleanliness and its accoutrements so that it is ready for use at any time. Also, the group supervises and plans recognition events, fundraising events and collaborates with the development group to entertain potential donors and supporting contributors.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal

Youth Programs

Special programs conducted for young people doing experiments and satisfying their curiosity about the various aspects of Wireless Communication. The group designs or seeks out devices and kits to be used as part of the program Programs are conducted on weekends, during the Summer, or after school.
  • Weekly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
How you helpPlease consider becoming a Museum Host or volunteering for other activities. We welcome your interest and would be happy to have you involved at any time of the year. In addition to assisting and guiding summer-season visitors to the Museum, opportunities for volunteers include improving and developing exhibits, restoring equipment and artifacts for display, researching our 100-year history, communicating via print and social media, arranging special events and group tours, and many other facets of the Center's operations.
About usFounded in 2002, the Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center celebrates the rich history of 20th Century maritime radio and explores the innovative advances in science and technology that continue to transform our lives.
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