Employment Opportunities

Available Positions:


The Buildings & Grounds Assistant is a member of the Museum’s Buildings & Grounds Team. The crew is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of all structures on the Museum’s campus as well as the upkeep of the landscape and grounds. Additionally, the team supports the Railroad & Shop Team by participating in track work and other projects as required. The ideal candidate will have a wide variety of experience in the construction, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and landscaping fields. Able to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as be effective when working under limited supervision.

Please submit an application for employment along with as much detail about your past work experience as possible. Submissions will be reviewed immediately.  Applications can be delivered to the Museum’s business office, mailed to P.O. Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537 or emailed to [email protected].


Iron Horse Antiques + General Store has part time and full-time shopkeeper positions available. Responsibilities include front counter cashiering & customer service, cleaning merchandise, along with opening and closing the shop.  Previous retail experience is helpful, and a knowledge of vintage or antiques is a bonus. We are seeking someone who enjoys sales and feels they can excel in such an environment. We are looking for help to cover shifts from Mid-June through Mid-October.  For consideration, please contact: [email protected]

 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR    (Part Time 3 days/week)

-Operate our diesel locomotive (Cat 190E)

-Receive training in safety and railroad operations

-Outgoing & friendly personality

– Able to communicate clearly and effectively to a broad range of audiences from small children to seniors

  Enthusiastic about the Museum and railroads

-Preference for those with experience operating heavy equipment

– Hours 10am-5pm


-Have a general knowledge of the Museum’s history, collection, and become very familiar with Museum’s rolling stock, locomotives and other railroad items

-Learn about Maine’s two-footers or narrow gauge tradition and talk to visitors about Maine’s railroading history

-Understand basic safety around the railroad and help guests stay safe too

-Work closely with and assist Engineer as requested

-Assist guests boarding the train cars

-Help guests with directions and where things are located at the Museum

-Help with cleaning passenger cars and other light chores associated with railroad operations

-Dress in conductor style (white shirt, black pants & vest) and wear a conductor hat (provided by the Museum)

-Successful completion of training to being considered as a brakeman or conductor.

-Hours 10am-4pm


-Passionate about Model Railroading

-Knowledgeable with DCC operation preferred

-Successful completion of training by our staff

-Interaction with our visitors

-Square POS operation

-Sales of our non-specific collection items