You must be an active
Mystic Seaport member
to take part in the PILOT program.
Spring PILOTS Weekend
May 14-15, 2011 (The weekend after Mothers Day).
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -
great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
~ Jim Rohn
For 37 years the PILOT corps has been gathering at Mystic Seaport in the spring and fall to role up their sleeves and participate more fully in the life of the museum. The PILOT program is a volunteer program that allows Museum Members to come spend the weekend at the Museum and work along side the staff at a wide variety of projects all over the campus. The work ranges from very active to more sedentary and jobs take place in the shipyard, the village, the gardens, the collections and just about every other place you can think of.
Saturday begins with a hearty breakfast and job assignments, followed by a morning of work. The PILOTS break at lunchtime to catch their breath and refuel and then it is back to work in the afternoon. Jobs typically conclude around 3:30 or 4:00 so the PILOT corps and staff can catch a break and freshen up before the "attitude adjustment hour a.k.a. cocktails begins at 5:30. A buffet dinner is served and this is followed by a slide talk or other presentation by a museum staff member about new projects, exhibits or other news from the museum.
For those who stay overnight for Sunday, the day begins with a continental breakfast followed by a PILOT led chapel service in the Fishtown Chapel. At around 10:00 AM a behind the scenes tour or hands on activity is lead by a Museum staff member to help give the PILOTS a deeper understanding about the depth and breadth of Mystic Seaport.
Interested in becoming a Mystic Seaport PILOT?
Please call the Advancement Office at 860.572.5365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.