Bowne & Co., Stationers is Hiring a Shopkeeper, New York, NY

Bowne & Co., the Printing Office at the South Street Seaport Museum is hiring a Full-time Shopkeeper.

While this role is not a production role, the Shopkeeper plays an integral part in connection our working collection and printing office to the public at large. Pasted below is the position summary, and more information is at the link below.

Position Summary:

The Seaport Museum’s Bowne & Co. are 19th-century letterpress printers operating as a program and shop within the Museum. Our brick-and-mortar stationery shop, located in a former cast iron stove warehouse built-in 1839, is a community fixture like no other in New York City. We proudly offer paper goods, gifts, and more, many of which are sourced from small-batch, eco-friendly, and local makers. We also maintain a working collection of historic printing equipment, which we use to make products sold in our shop. (Learn more at

We are seeking a Shopkeeper to perform the duties of a neighborhood shopkeeper. Enthusiasm, community engagement, and product knowledge are the main focus. Reporting to the Art Director and Operations Manager, you will be part of a small, collaborative team that runs the stationery shop and a historic letterpress printing operation. An ideal candidate is passionate about the critical role that small businesses play in our communities and is energized to learn and share all that our shop has to offer with the public.

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