The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, recently announced new appointments to its staff.
Richard Scofield of Trappe, MD, has been promoted to assistant curator for watercraft after serving as boat yard manager since 2005. He began his full-time work with the museum as a rigger, painter and shipwright in 1985. In his new role, Scofield will be responsible for interpreting the museum’s Chesapeake watercraft collection—which is the largest of its kind in the world— and advising on watercraft acquisitions, deaccessions, restorations and maintenance. He’ll also continue to be the museum’s first string rigger and rigging teacher in the boat shop. Scofield holds a BA in psychology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.
Kate Livie of Chestertown, MD, has been promoted to director of education. She joined the museum in 2008 as youth and family programs coordinator before being promoted to assistant director of education. Her new responsibilities encompass all aspects of youth, adult and volunteer education programming, exhibit interpretation, and partnership development with other educational institutions. Livie earned her BA from Towson University in Baltimore and studied at the Parson’s School of Design in its Washington, DC, American Decorative Arts program. She is a board member of the Chester River Association and the Chestertown Tea Party Festival.
Melissa Spielman of Easton, MD, has been appointed director of events and volunteer program. Spielman joined the museum in 2005 as its volunteer administrator, and later served as director of education. In her new role, Spielman’s primary responsibility is to manage the museum’s corps of volunteers while supporting the museum’s many signature and partner events, along with the Chesapeake People program. She holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park.
With 31 full-time staff members and more than 200 active volunteers, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is the leading institution for studying, preserving, exhibiting, and celebrating the rich maritime history, heritage, traditions, and culture of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches. For more information, visit the museum in St. Michaels or on line at cbmm.org.