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Job Opportunities

Deckhand, 1885 Schooner Pioneer

South Street Seaport Museum seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Pioneer deckhand We invite motivated individuals to join our growing team of professionals. Awarded Tall Ships America’s Sail Training Program of the Year 2012, Pioneer has a 48 year history of advancing careers on Tall Ships. Visit to learn more about schooner Pioneer and her programs.

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Chief Mate, 1930 Tugboat W.O. Decker

The Seaport Museum is seeking applications for a Chief Mate for our newly restored 1930 wooden tug W.O. Decker. The Chief Mate will work alongside our dedicated waterfront staff to preserve, maintain, and operate W.O. Decker as we prepare for her most exciting season in over a decade. This position will be an integral role as Decker is made ready to obtain her USCG Certificate of Inspection and begin operating in and around New York Harbor with new educational and public programming. Since the Chief Mate will also be assisting with logistics and operations, applicants must have experience aboard USCG certified passenger vessels in vessel maintenance and repair, in coordinating or scheduling employees, and/or volunteers.

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Museum and Marine Educator

The South Street Seaport Museum seeks experienced enthusiastic educators to teach educational programs on board our sailing vessels, in our galleries, on walking tours, and in classrooms around the city. Our educators bring to our students a sense of the Seaport’s history and the Harbor’s continued importance as an ecosystem and as an economic waterway.

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Visitor Services Associate

The South Street Seaport Museum seeks Visitor Services Associates to join the Museum waterfront and galleries. Engage members, tourists, school groups, and other visitors in the fascinating world of sailing ships and the trade that built New York. Extensive training will be provided, so no history experience required. Visitor Services staff are responsible for daily operations of the South Street Seaport Museum, and serving as the public face of the organization. The Visitor Services Associate will ensure high quality customer service and knowledge of the Museum’s history and current offerings. Energy, enthusiasm, an interactive and welcoming demeanor, are all required.

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Fall Collections Care and Archives Internship

This internship with the Seaport Museum allows you to become part of a small, dynamic Collections team, providing opportunities to make enormous contributions to the department’s work. The Collections Department is currently in the middle of the first wall-to-wall inventory of the 27,000+ objects in the Museum’s collection including paintings; drawings, prints, and photographs; ship models; historic artifacts related to the lower Manhattan businesses of the 19th century; and a 65,000+ archival collection, including business and ship documents, manuscripts and ephemera. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain collections care and display, registration, and archiving experiences, and be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Museum that tells the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Internships last for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in mid January 2020. Interns must work a minimum of 2 days/week with a 10am-5pm schedule (full-day); sorry, no half-day schedule permitted. This internship position is an unpaid internship and is primarily for college credit. Application Deadline: November 18, 2019.

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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.