WATER FRONT MANAGER / BOSUN – TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM

REPORTS TO: Port Captain, Texas Seaport Museum

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for implementing the day to day maintenance, repair, and training programs of the 1877 sailing vessel ELISSA. Assists as needed in the maintenance and operation of tour vessel SEAGULL II, the 1937 shrimp boat SANTA MARIA, several small boats, and the Texas Seaport Museum site. Helps implement the sail training program and other volunteer activities at the Seaport Museum. This position requires working weekends. Reasonable physical fitness and strength are also required. This is a salaried, exempt position and eligible for full benefits.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for day to day maintenance of ELISSA and other vessels of the seaport museum under the direction of the Port Captain. Including conducting annual rig and hull surveys of ELISSA and regular inspections of other museum vessels.
  • Works regularly with teams of 10 -20 volunteers on daily maintenance issues for ELISSA and other vessels.
  • Ensures that adequate maintenance supplies are always on hand.
  • Maintains proficiency with workshop practices and equipment, especially the safe handling of tools and chemicals.
  • Ensures ELISSA is safely moored and proper precautions are taken for protecting all TSM vessels against inclement weather and other hazards.
  • Sails as Bosun when the ELISSA is underway.
  • Assist the Texas Seaport Museum staff in the implementation of education activities and other programs as needed.
  • Assists with general upkeep of the Texas Seaport Museum and is responsible for maintaining the site in a safe and presentable manner.
  • Acts as relief captain or deckhand when necessary on the Harbor tour vessel SEAGULL 2.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsible for direction or assisting with

  • Executing shipboard and site programming.
  • Training and supervising paid and volunteer staff in ship/site maintenance and sailing Operations.
  • Staffing special events.
  • Keeping records that pertain to maintenance programs for ships, boats, and site.
  • Enhancing visitor services, including site appearance and public programs.

EDUCATION: Minimum, high school diploma, trade school, or advanced vocational training a plus.

SKILLS: Strong background in sailing ship maintenance methods and procedures. Knowledge of traditional and modern seamanship practices. Knowledge of traditional sailing ship maintenance and materials. Woodworking and metal working skills preferred. Willingness and ability to work aloft. Ability to work with staff, volunteers, and public.

EXPERIENCE: 2 to 3 years experience in sailing ship maintenance, preferably on historic vessels. Strong preference for a candidate with Merchant Mariner Document, 100-ton masters and AB sail with life boatmen endorsement.

Requirements: USCG physical and pre-employment chemical screening

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience, plus medical and dental benefits. Applicants may participate in a retirement plan and optional benefits after one year of employment.

Submit cover letter, resume and two references to:

W. Dwayne Jones
Executive Director/CEO
Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway Street
Galveston, TX 77550

Position to be available after July 1, 2017.

VISITOR SERVICE ASSOCIATE

Responsible for the daily operations of Galveston Historical Foundation Museum Stores. Selling admission tickets, retail merchandise and providing information to historic Galveston and help to ensure that museum visitors receive a positive experience from the first point of contact. Responsible for providing better than expected customer service.  Selling skills. Able to participate effectively as a member of a team.  Accurately process sales transactions. Ability to lift merchandise. 30 hours per week, max.

Skills: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in busy situations. Strong knowledge of retail sales and computerized Point of Sale Systems a bonus.

Ability to work weekends.

Send Resume and days/hours available to work to denise.alexander@galvestonhistory.org

CAPTAIN (RELIEF), SEAGULL II, TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM

REPORTS TO: Port Captain, Texas Seaport Museum

JOB SUMMARY: The captain (relief) is responsible for the operational aspects of the tour vessel SEAGULL II.  These duties include scheduling and supervising deckhands, narrating tours (for both adults and children), and maintaining the vessel. This position requires reasonable physical fitness and strength.  This is a part-time hourly position.  Weekend work may be required.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Serves as relief captain of the vessel and ensures the safety of the vessel and all on board.• Assists in the planning and execution of special events.• Maintains proper logs and records on a daily basis.
  • Works closely with the Port Captain, Prime Captain and other TSM and GHF staff to develop and implement educational, interpretive, and promotional programs involving the SEAGULL II.
  • Works closely with GHF Education Department, TSM/GHF staff, and clients to ensure that a high-quality educational experience is consistently provided.• Performs other duties as assigned by Port Captain.

EDUCATION: Minimum high school diploma, college degree or equivalent preferred.  USCG 100-ton license required.

SKILLS: Demonstrated experience in vessel operations. Thorough working knowledge of marine diesel engine maintenance requirements and basic preventive maintenance.  Strong background in working with the public.  Ability to work independently, as well as with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and passengers.  Good computer skills, especially regarding Microsoft Office programs.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in professional vessel operations, preferably in a passengers-for-hire / educational setting.  Command and management experience desired.

APPLY: Send resume / references to dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org or W. Dwayne Jones, Executive Director/CEO, Galveston Historical Foundation, 2228 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550

DECKHAND, SEAGULL II, TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM

REPORTS TO:  Seagull Captain, Texas Seaport Museum

JOB SUMMARY: The deckhand assists the captain with operational aspects of the tour vessel SEAGULL II.  These duties include cleaning and maintaining the vessel, assisting passengers. This position requires reasonable physical fitness and strength.  This is a part-time, hourly position.  Weekend work may be required.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Serves as deckhand of the vessel and ensures the safety of the vessel and all on board.
  • Under the direction of the captain performs maintenance of the vessel to USCG, underwriters’, and owners’ standards.
  • Purchases materials and services required to carry out vessel operations and maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by TSM director or Seagull Captain.

EDUCATION: Minimum high school diploma.

SKILLS: Experience in vessel operations. Knowledge of marine diesel engine maintenance requirements, basic preventive maintenance, and painting skills are desirable.  Strong background in working with the public.  Ability to work independently, as well as with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and passengers.

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in vessel operations, preferably in a passengers-for-hire / educational setting desired.

APPLY: Send resume / references to dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org or

W. Dwayne Jones
Executive Director/CEO
Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550