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Ships Plans Associate 



Provide intellectual, physical and electronic access to the Ships Plans Collection of Mystic Seaport Museum. Emphasis for access is research and sales of plan copies while maintaining proper stewardship of the collection.


  • Organize the plans collection through physical inventories
  • Create online finding aids for each collection
  • Participate in the preservation and accessibility of the ships plans collection
  • Respond to reference requests related to the ships plans collection
  • Help on-site researchers find the most useful plans for their purposes
  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality copies to customers while minimizing wear and tear on the collection
  • Improve and increase public Web resources related to the collections
  • Supervise volunteers
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.
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience working with archival collections
  • Strong foundation and belief in providing superior customer service
  • Ability to work with and continuously learn common computer applications
  • Current knowledge of Library standards and practices including MARC, EAD, etc.
  • Ability to work with Mimsy XG and EOS cataloging applications
  • Ability to participate and thrive in a team setting
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-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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