The CMM is now hiring. We are seeking a Receptionist to join our team. You are the first person that a visitor sees when entering the museum: you are the face of the museum. Other duties may include administrative, web, collections and store tasks depending on your background.
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CMM’s administrative assistant and membership specialist, Veronica Caminiti, is leaving the museum on August 7 for a full-time position at Rush University Medical Center.
Veronica joined the museum in 2016 when CMM first opened in the Bridgeport Art Center. She has been instrumental in the development of communications platforms including the museum’s Constant Contact e-mail system and Flipcause-designed website. Veronica has also helped develop streamlined systems for membership sign-up and renewal.
“We are happy for Veronica and her new job but sad that she is leaving,” says Jerry Thomas. “She’s been a tremendous asset for the museum and will be missed on the staff. As she transitions out of her staff role with the CMM, Veronica plans to volunteer on the Operations Committee and help out in any way she can. Her continued enthusiasm and support will be invaluable.”
In addition to her administrative roles, Veronica has been receiving visitors to the museum with her personal, warm welcome as the CMM receptionist.
“My experience at CMM this past five years has helped me become a better communicator and problem-solver,” says Veronica. “I’m grateful for the hands-on responsibilities I was given, which have taught me the value of persistence when facing challenging tasks.”
Veronica will take on the new role of full-time administrator at Rush Fetal & Neonatal Medical Center.
Best of luck to you Veronica!
Check out the new kayak dock right outside of the CMM...Wateriders, the vendor providing kayak rentals at our Bubbly Creek location is planning to begin operations on August 14th. Paddle on out from the museum to discover the South Branch of the Chicago River.
The Chicago Maritime Museum is saddened to report the passing of our dedicated brand manager and graphic designer Lorraine Freeman.Her keen, artistic eye has enhanced CMM branding with everything from newsletter design to signage to advertising. More importantly, Lorraine was a loyal friend and enthusiastic mariner. She will be deeply missed by her CMM colleagues. Fair winds and following seas Lorraine.
Congratulations to Chicago-born Captain Bill Pinkney, who will be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in October with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Stay tuned for an upcoming CMM exhibit featuring the adventures and educational legacy of Captain Bill.
Read More Here.
CMM is pleased to announce the election of long-time museum board member and one of CMM’s original founders, Captain Dave Truitt, as the museum’s new chairman after the recent retirement of Doug Walker.
A Hyde Park native and highly regarded community philanthropist, Captain Dave is a former Flotilla Commander with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. During his lengthy career, Truitt has served on nautical organizations including as chairman of the USS Midway Memorial Committee for the Navy League and as founding chairman of the Chicago Marine Heritage Society. He also serves and supports the Great Lakes Naval Museum, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and the Christmas Tree Ship.
“As I take on this new role, I offer my sincere appreciation to Doug Walker, who’s leadership has brought us to where we are today,” says Truitt. “Doug has led us through multiple challenges including the recovery from the 2020 flooding, weathering of the pandemic closure, supporting us through our first major fundraising campaign, and the reopening of the museum. We appreciate his years of service and support of the CMM.”
Also as part of the organizational change, Jerry Thomas, President Emeritus has been named CMM Vice-Chairman. In this role, he will continue to manage the operations side of the museum.