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Purpose of Position:

  • Skippering 20-foot catboat Breck Marshall and interpreting the Museum while on scheduled half-hour excursions


Essential Functions:

  • Prepare vessel for daily operation
  • Safely operate vessel as scheduled
  • Interact with Museum visitors on regularly scheduled excursions and at docks
  • Report all issues to proper people
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.
  • Due to the nature of the work involved, the incumbent interacts with a broad range of individuals including fellow staff, visitors, volunteers, trustees, vendors, etc. In all of these interactions, the reputation of Mystic Seaport and the Watercraft Area are at stake. It is essential that a high degree of professionalism be exhibited at all times.
  • Because of the broad interests and variety of work expected of the Watercraft Preservation and Program Staff, much work outside the parameter of this job description is desirable and expected.
  • The nature of the work involved requires extended periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions during spring, summer, and fall.
  • Must be able to access boats, floats, bilges.
  • Willingness to work weekends, evenings, and holiday as needed for events, projects, or to accomplish the work at hand
  • USCG Operator’s license for six passenger sailing vessels on inland lakes, bays, and sounds required
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
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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