Mystic Seaport to Increase Wages as Part of Strategy to Recruit and Retain Employees

Mystic Seaport Museum announces it has made the commitment to pay all regular and part-time staff a minimum wage of $15 beginning July 31, 2021—two years ahead of a state mandate.

Additionally any current full or part-time staff members who earn between $15 and $20 per hour will receive a $1 per hour increase effective July 31, 2021.

This move is in advance of the minimum wage increase mandated by state legislation, which requires a $13 minimum wage effective August 1, 2021 with a gradual increase to $15 by June of 2023
These changes provided the Museum with an opportunity to review its current employment categories and to strengthen its commitment to providing more long-term opportunities for career progression at the institution. 

“We are committed to employing our staff at higher wages now to create opportunities for people to develop long-term careers at the Museum and to continue to build a team of employees that is flexible and versatile with the skills to maintain the high level of programming we deliver every day,” said Peter Armstrong, president of Mystic Seaport Museum. “We are confident that by providing better-paying jobs, with real benefits, we will attract and retain employees who are committed to working to make the Mystic Seaport Museum experience the best it can be.”

Training is a key part of an employee’s experience at the Museum, including an expanded traditional skills program coming online in the fall. The initiative is part of a continued strategy to employ expert staff to help people understand where their own sea story lies and to connect them with the maritime history of America.