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Naval Architect  


The Naval Architect works with the shipyard staff to ensure proper planning of vessel lifts using the synchro lift and other maintenance equipment to ensure the safety and stability of vessels being removed from the water. Position will also assist with engineering and planning of maintenance projects throughout the shipyard and museum, including assistance with mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop ship docking plans for lifting vessels safely out of the water.
  • Work with shipyard personnel to design lifting cradles for museum owned and outside maintained vessels.
  • Manage relationships with relevant external engineering, regulatory, fabrication, and naval architecture personnel.
  • Ensure structural safety of equipment for maintenance, human positioning equipment, and on occasion museum exhibits and structures.
  • Develop and submit plans to USCG as required for vessel modifications and repairs.
Position Requirements
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering
  • Possess or able to obtain a license as Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum five years’ experience in the field of Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering
  • Advanced computer software and hardware knowledge and skills including Rhino, Orca, and other computer aided design software.
  • A track record of successful project implementations
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Self-starter, with the ability to prioritize and execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
EOE Statement Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In addition, state and federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, Veteran's status, age (40 years and over), physical or mental disability, religious affiliation or other protected status. It is our policy to comply fully with these laws and information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law.  
About the Organization Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America's seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to 'inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.'

The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence.  

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