The FactsLiberty Island is a 12.7 acre island located in the Upper Bay of New York Harbor. The closest body of land is Ellis Island to the north. New Jersey is to the west and Manhattan Island, New York City is to the east. The public is brought to Liberty Island by concessionaire boats leaving Battery Park, Manhattan in New York City and Liberty State Park in New Jersey.
The Statue of Liberty National Monument employees a diverse staff among the divisions of Park Management, Administration, Facility Management and Maintenance Operations, Interpretations, Education and Visitor Services, Museum Services, and Concessions Management.
Current staffing includes:
- 88 permanent employees (2017)
- 12 term employees (2017)
- 36 seasonal employees (2017)