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South Street Seaport Museum

Thursday, February 08, 2024 8:50 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Archives and Special Collections Specialist 

(February 8, 2024)

Position Title - Archives and Special Collections Specialist

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Director of Collections and Exhibitions

Position Type - Full-time, permanent

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

The South Street Seaport Museum is looking for an Archives and Special Collection Specialist to work closely with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions to document, preserve and make accessible archival materials to researchers, staff, and anyone interested and inspired by the institution’s history and mission.

The Specialist cares for a wide range of special collections formats (including but not limited to photographs, ephemera, scrapbooks and rare books, atlases and maps, ship plans, audiovisual materials, and more), time periods, and subject matter; helps develop new policies and strategies; prioritizes and implements digitization and preventive conservation; and responds to inquiries from researchers.

The Specialist works collaboratively with Collections, Exhibitions, and other department staff and stakeholders to provide content to support programs and exhibitions development.


Email your resume, cover letter, and three reference contact information in one PDF document with “Archives and Special Collections Specialist Application” in the subject line to careers@seany.org. Applications without an attached cover letter will not be considered.

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1, 2024 5pm ET.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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