Join the Historic Ships Preservation Crew!



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


12 Fulton Street
New York
United States


Join the crew at South Street Seaport Museum in preserving, restoring, and maintaining our historic fleet of ships. Get your hands dirty, make some friends, and learn useful and unique skills!

You'll have the chance to participate in a variety of projects including learning about safety and protection, metal and wood preparation, painting and varnishing, hand and power tool use, and much more as you keep our magnificent historic ships floating.

We are working on projects around the waterfront TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS 9-5, and we need your help to preserve our seaport's rich history!

Must be above the age of 16. All skill levels are welcome. Training is provided.

The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the ​origins and growth of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor, and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Please send an email to to arrange an initial interview and to discuss ongoing projects. Will need to complete an application and provide two references.