Seasonal Positions

19th century village

Sabino Deckhand

Applicant must be able to assist in general deckhand duties including clean up, daily maintenance, line handling, as well as giving interpretive discussions while underway to Museum visitors. Good people skills are required and boat experience is preferred. Some weekend and evening work is required.

This is a seasonal position through mid-October and applicant must be at least 18 years old. Hours vary, possible 40 hours/week. Pre-employment drug test is mandatory. To apply, send a resume and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport P. O. Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Visitor Services Representative

Visitor Services Representatives set the tone for an exceptional experience for all visitors by welcoming them and educating them regarding what the Mystic Seaport experience can mean for them. They efficiently process visitors at the gate and prepare them adequately and enthusiastically for their onsite visit. Visitor Services Representatives make the “customer centered” concept a daily reality in all interactions, decisions, and exchanges.

Successful candidates will always maintain a positive and professional image, reflecting pride in the position and enthusiasm for the institution. They will actively participate in a culture of continuous improvement, seeking and suggesting ways to better respond to visitor needs. Candidate must have high energy, enthusiasm, customer-centered intelligence, must possess superior interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to maintain a calm exterior presence during periods of high volume, high stress or unusual events. Candidate must have proven ability to work comfortably and efficiently with computers and registers, including the ability to accurately and responsibly work with cash and change. Position requires weekends, holidays and some evenings, must be able to stand long periods of time and endure extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rainy days). Position is seasonal until October 2014, with up to 35 hours per week.

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp Positions

First Aid Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director and Assistant Watercraft Director in the daily operations of the Conrad program using the facilities of the Museum. This position will coordinate and operate a first aid program.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instruct trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Administers first aid and dispenses prescriptions
  • Maintains first aid supplies and log
  • Keeps accurate records, in particular the heath records for all staff, volunteers, leaders, and trainees
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and Museum personnel to ensure smooth program operation
  • Related responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (the long versions of each) or their equivalents
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving is preferred

This position is seasonal for summer 2014. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Alternate Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Director in day-to-day camp operation. This position will assume leadership responsibilities for the Director when absent from facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY 15s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parents
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Previous summer program management experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified

This position is seasonal for summer 2014. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Office Manager/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director and Assistant Watercraft Director in the daily operations of the Conrad program. This position will manage all office functions of the programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Assistant Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records, particularly all group and individual forms and payments
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and Museum personnel to ensure program operation
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Ability to run an organized office and check-in/check-out procedure
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction experience
  • Ability to work with young people
  • Current American Red Cross Advanced Life Saving, Standard First Aid, and CPR certification preferred

This position is seasonal for summer 2014. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Assistant Watercraft Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will assist the Watercraft Director in day-to-day boat and sailing facility maintenance and help in lesson plan development for beginning and intermediate sailors age 10-15. This position will assume leadership responsibilities and boat maintenance in the absence of the Watercraft Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids Watercraft Director in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Prepares and posts all information for trainees
  • Maintains an inventory of all supplies and materials
  • Keeps accurate records of boat maintenance for Dyer Dhows and JY 15s
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction with children, staff, junior counselors, and parents
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to manage young people in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy working with teens and preteens
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certified

This position is seasonal for summer 2014. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.

Watercraft Director/Sailing Instructor

This position will organize and operate a safe and high quality instructional program on the water. This position will assist in the daily operations of the Conrad program using the facilities of the Museum. This position will assume program leadership in the absence of the Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids in day-to-day direction of training program
  • Directs supervision of sailing and rowing program as well as the staff when instructing in these areas
  • Instructs trainees in sailing, rowing, seamanship, and maritime history
  • Responsible for staff launch operation and launch equipment
  • Assists with the maintenance of launches and Dyer Dhows
  • Keeps accurate records
  • Maintains close communication with group leaders and Museum personnel to ensure smooth program operations

Qualifications:

  • At least 20 years of age
  • Current American Red Cross certification in Advance Life Saving, Basic Sailing, Basic Rowing, Basic Outboard Boating or their equivalents
  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Standard First Aid, and CPR certification preferred
  • Previous residential program and sail instruction/teaching experience
  • Ability to work with young people essential

This position is seasonal for summer 2014. To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to human.resources@mysticseaport.org OR to PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.