Join the Seaport Museum Crew!
Visitor Experience Associate
As a Visitor Experience Associate, you will assist in welcoming visitors to the museum
during limited re-openings under COVID safety guidance, helping tell the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States. Visitor Experience Associate are the face of the South Street Seaport Museum and are responsible for welcoming guests to the Museum’s outdoor spaces with energy and enthusiasm, helping guests follow safety protocols, answering guest questions, assisting with ongoing sanitation protocols, and assisting with retail operations. Essential to this role is engaging with diverse visitors including non-traditional museum-goers. The museum will
have limited hours, probably on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and for a limited number of weeks.
Manager of Engagement and Public Programs
This person will be an innovator who will create new dynamic programming, as well as manage the Museum’s existing public programs (in-person and virtual) and creatively expand public engagement across multiple platforms. The Manager of Engagement and Public Programs will work with the senior leadership team and across the entire organization to tap new audiences and build relationships within the surrounding communities of Lower Manhattan and farther afield, through content-driven programming and events that support the Museum’s mission.
Spring 2021 Collection Management and Archive Internship (Remote)
This internship with the Seaport Museum allows you to become part of a small, dynamic team, participating in the daily work of the Collections Department, including collection stewardship, inventory, digitization, research, and administrative tasks. Projects relate to several areas including but not limited to drawings, prints and photographs; ocean liner ephemera and memorabilia; rare books; historical documents; architecture and printing history. Interns have the possibility to meet with other department heads, participate in meetings, assist in general Museum events, and are encouraged to have learning opportunities to develop professional skills and enlarge their museum’s industry networks at large. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain curatorial, collections, registration, and archives experiences, and be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Museum that tells the history of “Where New York Begins.”
The Seaport Museum strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to museums, fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and our audience.
This internship position is primarily for college credits. It is unpaid, but a stipend of $25/day is provided on a bi-weekly basis.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021.
It is South Street Seaport Museum’s policy is to support equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, military status or status as a Vietnam‐era or special disabled veteran, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, domestic violence victim status, sex, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.