South Street Seaport seeks Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects

Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects

Reporting to senior leadership, the Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects is responsible for the Seaport Museum’s buildings, pier, and public street activities within the South Street Seaport Historic District. The Seaport Museum’s campus includes buildings within the Schermerhorn Row Block on Fulton/John Street, the “Museum Block” on Water Street, the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, as well as East River Pier 16 and its structures. Responsibilities include daily operations, maintenance, and security for Museum functions within these spaces, including public galleries and event rentals in the Thomson Warehouse; the Bowne & Co., Stationers storefront; Museum offices, galleries, and collections storage areas within the Schermerhorn Row Block, and several small structures located on Pier 16. Substantial upcoming capital work is planned in Schermerhorn Row.

For more information visit:

Send resume and cover letter to, with “Director of Facilities, Operations, and Capital Projects” in the subject line.
Position open until filled, with priority given to applications received by Monday, August 14, 2022. 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Fall 2022 Collections, Curatorial and Archives Internship Opportunities at the South Street Seaport Museum, New York

The South Street Seaport Museum in New York City is offering two remote collection management and archives internships for the upcoming fall semester of 2022.

Interns participate in the daily work of the Collections Department, shadowing and learning to manage projects related to collection stewardship, inventory and digitization, research, interpretation and digital content creation. In addition to gaining extensive work experience, interns will be offered opportunities for professional development activities and will be provided resources that focus on maritime heritage, New York City history, and the role of museums in society today. Our goal is to provide interns with the most current methods and tools that are relevant to the field, assign projects that are tailored to support their personal and professional growth, and provide space for critical dialogue.

Internships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates.
Positions are part-time, 3 full days/week, and they are unpaid, but a stipend of $50/day is provided on a bi-weekly basis. Interns also receive free admission to most NYC museums and enjoy employee discounts at the Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. Stationers.

The application deadline is Friday, August 5th.

If you know someone interested, please directed them for more information and apply here:

Naval History & Heritage Command hiring a deputy branch head

NHHC is hiring a GS 13 museum curator to serve as deputy curator branch head. This position is open to all US citizens, which is unusual at this GS level. It also includes a selective placement factor that all candidates must meet. Please share this with your colleagues in the profession, and remind them to read the announcement carefully.

The 2022 National Maritime Heritage Grant Program announced. Is radically changed!

A call for grant proposals for the 2022-23 National Maritime Heritage Grant Program was announced by the National Park Service. There is $1.1 million available, but that amount may increase to $2 million pending the further transfer of funds from the US Maritime Administration. MARAD provides funding for the grant program through a percentage of monies collected from recycling vessels.

The application process for 2022 is radically changed.

Proposals will be submitted to the National Park Service only by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). They are due September 20, 2022. Each SHPO is eligible to receive up to $750,000.  The SHPO will then subgrant to organizations within their state. Proposals from organizations in the state must meet the SHPOs guidelines. 

So, if a state SHP Officer does not apply for, and receive a grant from NPS—maritime organizations in that state are cut out of the grant program. They will have no place to apply. 

NPS only expects to award about 10 grants. That means that ca 10 states, territories, District of Columbia, among the 59 SHPOs will receive a grant.

Note: Grants by NPS to SHPOs are in the usual two areas: Preservation and Education, or both. So, if you contact your state SHPO and urge the submission to NPS of a proposal, make sure the proposal you plan to submit to your SHPO will fit the SHPOs guidelines for subgrants—in education or preservation. The SHPO proposal to NPS can include both preservation and education projects. I would urge you to ask the SHPO to submit in both Education and Preservation areas.

Note, and be aware:   (from NPS guidance)

“Whether submitting an application to one of these areas (Education or Preservation), or an application to both, prime grantees (SHPOs) must determine the focus and criteria for the competitive subgrant program they wish to administer and describe this program in the application submitted to the National Park Service. If successful, prime grantees (SHPOs) will implement their own application process and project selection criteria for choosing which subgrant projects will be funded. Prime grantees may also fund “in house” projects. Subgrant projects are expected to be awarded competitively.”

I urge you to find out if your SHPO has some personal “in-house project” in mind that would soak up all the grant funds.

See the NPS maritime heritage page for how this new grant program is to work.

For complete SHPO proposal guidance: file:///C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Local/Temp/Temp1_P22AS00347%20-%20Full%20Announcement%20-%20Application%20Instructions(1).zip/Foa_Content_of_P22AS00347.pdf

Link to SHPO directory for individual states, territories, DC:  This will provide the name and contact information of your SHPO.

You must reach out now to your SHPO to assure submission of a proposal by September 20.


Please be advised that there has been a change in the application process for the National Maritime Heritage Grant (NMHG) program for 2022. All grant applications are being submitted by State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs).  If you have a preservation or education project that the falls within the NMHG guidelines, please contact the SHPO officer in your state directly (see SHPO directory link below).  Time is short.  SHPO applications for the NMHG are due in late September.  This is a great time to build or reaffirm a relationship with your respective SHPO officers.

1) Link to SHPO directory for individual states and territories: Directory | NCSHPO

2) Link to the main website of National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers: NCSHPO | The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers

3) For more about the National Maritime Heritage Grants and the $1.1 million available this year, see Grants | Maritime Heritage Program (

New Round of National Maritime Heritage Grants

The National Maritime Heritage Grants Program provides funding for education and preservation projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources and to increase public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States.

This funding opportunity is open to State Historic Preservation Offices and other organizations as described in the National Maritime Heritage Act. There are 59 State Historic Preservation Offices; one in each of the 50 states, the 5 territories, the District of Columbia, and the 3 Freely Associated States.

Refer to the below links for further information on these opportunities. Questions can be directed to Seth Tinkham at

Maritime Preservation Grants notice of funding opportunity:

Maritime Education Grants notice of funding opportunity:

Submit electronic applications by September 20, 2022

National Parks Service Underrepresented Communities Grants Program

National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grant Program (URC) works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and are administered by the NPS. Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites. Congress has appropriated $1.25 million for the URC Grant Program.

Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites. All projects must result in the submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark Program, or an amendment to an existing nomination to include underrepresented communities. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match

Since 2014, the NPS has awarded almost $3 million in grants to diversify the nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Grant-supported projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites.

Who May Apply

  • State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs)
  • Indian Tribes that meet the definition in 54 USC 300309 and Native Hawaiian Organizations that meet the definition in 54 USC 300314
  • Certified Local Governments (CLG). A current list of CLGs is found at
  • Eligible applicants may partner with non-profits and other local government jurisdictions.

What Is Funded

  • The submission of a new nomination to the National Register of Historic Places or National Historic Landmark program, or
  • An amendment to an existing National Register or National Historic Landmark nomination to include underrepresented communities.

Applications are due August 10, 2022 

The URC grant opportunity number is P22AS00294.

Reminder – Supervisory Museum Curator (Exhibits Specialist) San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Supervisory Museum Curator (Exhibits Specialist) San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Salary $97,490 – $126,742 per year

The Supervisory Museum Curator (Exhibits Specialist) provides direction and oversight of research, development, and creation of physical and virtual exhibits. The position is responsible for overall professional and technical direction for the museum program, ensuring adherence to NPS and professionally recognized principles and standards, and expressing park themes of maritime history and heritage through immersive and relevant exhibits.

Duties include:

  • Managing a comprehensive exhibit division that includes planning, development, fabrication, and maintenance.
  • Recruiting, training, and supervising a diverse staff.
  • Leading cross-division teams to include collections management, preservation, and programming related to exhibits.
  • Partnering with internal and external partners and communities.

Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. The Park includes one of the largest and most diverse collection of National Historic Landmark ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District.  Exhibits are located throughout the park including award winning exhibits in the visitor center and on the three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship Balclutha. The Park has the oldest and largest maritime history collection in the western united states and the largest collection in the National Park Service.


Job applications are accepted through the USA Jobs website. You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement

Open & closing dates

04/04/2022 to 04/26/2022 – The job will close after 50 applications have been received. Which may be sooner than the closing date.

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes—You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Public Announcement

Announcement number


USAJOBS – Job Announcement

Reminder – NPS Semiquincentenial Grant Program Deadline is May 3

The National Park Service is pleased to honor the 250th anniversary of the United States with the launch of the Semiquincentennial Grant Program. This is a new grant program created by Congress in 2019 to support the preservation of State owned sites and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places that commemorate the founding of the nation.

Important Eligibility Information

  • Only resources that are both State owned and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (including National Historic Landmarks) individually or as contributing to a listed district at the time of application are eligible for this program.
  • Buildings, structures, sites, districts, and objects considered significant for their association with people, places, or events between the earliest known resources and December 31,1800 may be considered as associated with the “founding of the nation.”
  • While the resources to be supported by this program must be owned by a State government, eligible applicants may also include local governments, non-profit organizations, public and non-profit institutions of higher education, and tribes that are partnering with States.
  • Eligible costs for this program include architectural/engineering services (not to exceed 20% of the grant award) and physical preservation projects.

Applications are due May 03, 2022.

For more information and to apply for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program visit grants.govP22AS00035

The Semiquincentennial Grant Program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and managed by the National Park Service. Funding for the HPF is provided from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease revenues, not tax dollars. Congress has appropriated $10,000,000 for the Semiquincentennial Grant Program for FY2021.

North Carolina Maritime Museums Education Department Supervisor Position

The North Carolina Maritime Museums System has an opening for a Museum Curator Supervisor in its education department. Full details are here:[0]=carteret&department[0]=Dept%20of%20Natural%20and%20Cultural%20Resources&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs