1) Visitor Services Coordinator/Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
Visitor Services Coordinator: Regular, Part time, (30 hrs/wk) will support Assistant Director of Visitor Services coordinating all functions of Visitor Reception Center. Will provide prompt, excellent customer service including following sound business/accounting practices at key points for Museum visitors. Will act as Supervisor of VRC and associated functions during Assistant Directors’ absence. Qualifications include: Direct visitor services experience in an attraction, retail or travel/ leisure sector, must possess Bachelors or minimum two year supervisory/staff training experience, be a people-person who enjoys assisting the public, an enthusiastic team-builder with a positive attitude, word processing/spreadsheet/ticketing database knowledge required as well as ability to stand long periods of time, work weekends, holidays and some evenings. Familiarity with accounting and bookkeeping procedures a plus. To apply, send a Mystic Seaport application prior to February 10th, 2012 to: Mystic Seaport Museum, P. O. Box 6000, Mystic. CT, 06355, Attn: Human Resources. An EOE.
2) Summer Intern/Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program (Mid-June through late August): We are seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students curious about museum work and passionate about sharing maritime history or marine science with the world. See how the academic subjects you’ve studied in school get translated into public history at the nation’s fourth largest history museum. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at other museums through weekly field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you’ve learned to a broad public audience. You’ll spend 1-2 days each week working with museum staff on a research project for the planning of exhibits, programs, activities, and events for the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Depending on the interns, research projects might involve maritime history, American literature, art, drama, marine archeology, or marine biology. College/graduate credit is available. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend to cover living expenses. To apply, submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV). Application forms and more info at: www.mysticseaport.org/summerinternship. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2012, with submissions after that date considered as space allows. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Mystic Seaport is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
3) Development Director, The Steamship Historical Society of America, closes February 13