CAPTAIN, CHIEF MATE, 2ND & 3RD MATE, AND CHIEF ENGINEER – 2018 ELISSA DAYSAILS

REPORTS TO: Port Captain, Texas Seaport Museum

JOB SUMMARY: Galveston Historical Foundation Based in Galveston Texas operates the 1877 SSV ELISSA , a National Historic Landmark (NHL), and invites applications for the posts of Captain, Chief Mate, 2nd &3rd Mate and Chief Engineer for their 2018 annual day sail series and the inaugural Gulf Coast Tall Ship Challenge. Positions term is from March 28th through April 29th and includes safe operation of the vessel during periodic day sails and voyages between Galveston, TX, New Orleans, LA, and Pensacola, FL. Captain and Chief Mate applicants must carry 500 ton Near Coastal Licenses along with all appropriate endorsements, AB and life boatmen certificates. 500 ton licenses are preferred for 2nd and 3 rd Mate but consideration will be made for those with equivalent square rig and traditional sailing experience. Candidates should have strong traditional sailing background, experience in working with large groups of volunteers and offshore watch standing experience. All deck officers must have a minimum of a 100 masters license along with an life boatmen endorsement. Engineers must hold a valid Chief Engineers License. ELISSA is a unique sailing experience. We are looking for a strong and compatible team for our 2018 series as it will be her 141st year on the water!

This post is seasonal. All officers are contract employees for the duration of the sails and not permanent appointments. Employed officers serve in positions that require confidentiality and are representatives of Galveston Historical Foundation.

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. This position is not a tour guide position.

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