Seasonal Positions

19th century village


Seeking a seasonal, full-time, experienced cook to manage the galley, provisioning and preparation of three meals a day for up to 12 people during our 10-week summer youth sailing program aboard the beautiful schooner Brilliant.

Brilliant operates as a sail training vessel for 15-18 year old students upon the waters of southern New England. Participation with on-deck activities is encouraged and is required during emergency drills. Sails will last between five to 10 days. You must be at least 20 years old. A mandatory drug screen and background check are required. This position will begin in summer 2015.

To apply: Please send your resume, cover letter, and Mystic Seaport application to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources OR to An EOE.

Shipwright  – Mayflower II Restoration

Mystic Seaport is currently looking for individuals to join the Mayflower II Restoration Project. These roles are seasonal and will begin immediately and last into the spring of 2015. There will be an opportunity for individuals to return in the winter of 2015 and 2016. Hourly rates will be commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidates will possess a high level of aptitude and ability in the following areas:

  • High quality carpentry as related to traditional watercraft preservation and new construction
  • Caulking
  • Interest in and the ability to interact, communicate with, and lead Museum visitors and others in programs related to tasks of maritime preservation

The qualified candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a shipwright in a variety of ship and boat maintenance, preservation or restoration projects. Time spent in formal boat building programs may replace up to three years’ experience. Candidates must possess a high level of proficiency in heavy timber ship carpentry and joinery as well as be able to work as project leader on a wide variety of tasks related to preservation of watercraft.

Shipwrights are required to teach and pass on skills to others through a variety of methods. Candidates must possess a willingness to work flexible hours in performance of responsibilities; the ability to work unsupervised on assigned tasks and projects; and a high degree of flexibility regarding scheduling of projects, tasks, and responsibilities.

Job requires bending, lifting, climbing, and prolonged physical activity and exposure to all weather conditions.

Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license; completion of high school or college degree program desirable.

To Apply: Please submit a Mystic Seaport, resume, and cover letter to or to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.