Join the Seaport Museum Crew
South Street Seaport Museum seeks experienced, enthusiastic educators to teach educational programs on board historic vessels.
In this position, you will co-lead, alongside a lead educator, experiential programs onboard the schooner Pioneer and the tugboat W.O. Decker. You’ll bring a sense of the Seaport’s history and the harbor’s continued importance as an ecosystem and as an economic waterway to K–12 and college students, teachers and educators, and public and family groups from around the city and around the world. You will engage with all kinds of learners, of all backgrounds, through inquiry-based, student-centered instruction, seeking to explore context and create connection in every way. You will communicate with visiting teachers and chaperones, your teammates, and other departments in a way that makes complex logistics look effortless and enhances the experience for all.
Visitor Experience Assistant
South Street Seaport Museum seeks enthusiastic and personable Visitor Experience Assistants to engage with guests and introduce them to Museum content.
In this position, you will assist in welcoming visitors to the Museum, helping to tell the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States. With energy and enthusiasm, you will engage locals and tourists, newcomers, and returning visitors, through experiences on the historic ships at dockside, in the exhibition galleries, and throughout the Museum campus. You will sell tickets and answer front-desk questions, assist with retail operations, and staff Museum events. Essential to this role is engaging with diverse visitors including non-traditional museum-goers. Visitor Experience Assistants will also be trained as line catchers, assisting with docking historic vessels and checking in guests for sails.
Spring 2023 Collection Management and Archive Internships (Remote and Hybrid)
Two positions are available. Click on the internship title below to view the full job description for each.
These internships allows you to become part of a small, dynamic team, participating in day-to-day workplace activities and projects with the guidance of full-time staff members of the Collections Department. In addition to gaining extensive work experience in collection management and registration, curatorial research, digitization, and archive management, interns will be offered opportunities for professional development activities and will be provided resources that focus on maritime heritage, New York City history, and the role of museums in society today. Our goal is to provide interns with the most current methods and tools that are relevant to the field, assign projects that are tailored to support their personal and professional growth, and provide space for critical dialogue.
Internships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates.
Positions are part-time for a minimum of two full days/week, they are unpaid, but a stipend of $50/day is provided on a bi-weekly basis. Interns also receive free admission to most NYC museums and enjoy employee discounts at the Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. Stationers.
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.
How to apply: Please email your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the attention of the Director of Collections. No phone calls please.
Spring 2023 Semester Internships
January 23–May 5, 2023
Applications for spring internships are now closed.
Summer 2023 Internships
June 5–August 18, 2023
Applications for summer internships will open in April 2023. Check back for updates.
South Street Seaport Museum is an equal opportunity employer, 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.