Employment Opportunities

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, located at Historic Whitefish Point in Michigan’s scenic Eastern Upper Peninsula, is home to the oldest operating Lighthouse on Lake Superior. This National Historic Site hosts an approximate 200,000 people each year, while the Shipwreck Museum itself engages over 75,000 visitors through its historic structures each season. The museum opens on May 1 and closes on October 31 each year.

The Shipwreck Society is hiring full-time and part-time seasonal positions for 2024, with most positions starting in late April/early May, and ending on October 31. We are looking for motivated individuals for the following positions:


Job Descriptions

Each position features its own specific duties/responsibilities, but as an historic site that hosts a vast number of tourists each year, the ability to positively interact with museum visitors is very important. Basic duties listed below:

  • RETAIL SALES CLERK– Operate a Point of Sale (POS) system, assist with inventory placement, develop a working knowledge of products in store, process incoming inventory, greet store visitors, etc.
  • HISTORICAL INTERPRETER– Develop a base historical knowledge of Great Lakes shipwreck history including the Edmund Fitzgerald, Whitefish Point Light-Station, USCG Life-Boat Station/US Life-Saving Service history and engage/interact with museum guests, lead tours, and generally help visitors to understand the history of the site.
  • MUSEUM CUSTODIAN– Responsible for general cleanliness of museum buildings, picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, making sure buildings are secure, cleaning windows, and minor building maintenance and repairs.

Work Schedule:  Flexible work schedules available, willingness to work some weekends a must.

Executive Director, Bruce Lynn on guided tour

Location: Whitefish Point, MI (11 miles north of Paradise, MI)
Season: April/May through October/November 2024

To Apply, please contact Bruce Lynn, Executive Director: Blynn@shipwreckmuseum.com or 800-635-1742

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