Ship's Librarian for the Summer Sea Term 2018 - SUNY Maritime College

Posted on February 07, 2018


The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College announces the position of Ship’s Librarian aboard the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI during the 2018 Summer Sea Term. The Ship’s Librarian serves as the sole information professional and head of the library aboard the ship. The ship’s library serves as the repository of information aboard the ship. It contains a collection over 3,000 titles and computer terminals with access to academic electronic resources.


The ship’s librarian is expected to:

Provide reference service including reader’s advisory and other information queries from cadets, crew, and officers; Manage the library collection including circulation and cataloging; Remain in constant communication with the library ashore; Maintain and report daily statistics to the library ashore; Provide regular communication and blog updates to be disseminated to the college community; Create port guides to be disseminated to crew and students; Supervise cadet library assistants; Manage the showing of nightly films to the ship community.


2 years of professional experience in libraries or related experience and current US Passport. Successful candidates will be required to obtain Merchant Marine documentation, including TWIC, MMC, and Drug Test (the library will help guide candidate through this process).


Salary based on a daily rate of pay. Housing and all meals are included while aboard the EMPIRE STATE VI Training Ship.


To Apply

Apply online using link provided. Must include resume; cover letter including cruise option (Cruise A, Cruise B or Full Cruise); and three recent references.

Company Information

SUNY Maritime College 6 Pennyfield Avenue Throggs Neck, NY 10465