EVENTS COORDINATOR
EVENTS COORDINATOR

SUMMARY: The Events Coordinator will be a key member of a well-established events team.

The Events Department coordinates and plans all Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) events, including Dickens on The Strand, Galveston Historic Homes Tour, and Tall Ships® Galveston festivals. These events are not only important fundraisers for GHF but also bring economic vitality to the community. Heritage tourism continues to be a driving force for Galveston and GHF alike by bringing thousands of visitors to the island each year.
Qualified applicants will demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, adhere to an aggressive production schedule, expand contacts with event vendors, and grow the volunteer workforce. This individual should have a love for event management, provide outstanding customer service, and be an enthusiastic professional and team player.

This individual will also manage all vendor and volunteer placement for events and play an important role in the programming of various GHF properties.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE: 

  • Work with existing volunteers (700+) and vendors (130+) while cultivating new relationships for participation at GHF events.
  • Maintain and manage databases for vendors and volunteers.
  • Manage relationships and scheduling for the Galveston Historic Homes Tour (site visits, walkthroughs, etc.)
  • Assist in event management, planning, oversight and logistics.
  • Assist with physical arrangement and setup of events (heavy lifting required).
  • Heavy interaction with the public, volunteers, vendors and event committee members.
  • Ensure budgets are met and/or exceeded.
  • Manage notes and minutes for monthly Events Committee meetings.
  • Assist with programming and vendor management of GHF properties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS: Relationship Management, Execution, Creativity / Innovation, Communications, Teamwork / Collaboration, Volunteer Management

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least three years’ experience coordinating large events required (attendance of 30,000+)
  • Minimum of one year volunteer management
  • Experience with Galveston County Health District and TABC preferred.
  • Routinely generates new ideas and voices them to senior management
  • Intellectually stimulated by opportunities to “brainstorm” with others and share creative energy
  • Demonstrates self-discipline, persistence, and self-motivation.
  • Can modify and innovate on methods available without recreating everything
  • Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Uses creativity to problem solve and communicate through numerous channels
  • Professional writing proficiency
  • Create and adhere to budgets
  • Money handling experience preferred.
  • Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in high stress situations.

PHYSCIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Working outside in hot, cold, and/or rainy conditions.
  • Lifting and moving of heavy items.
  • Work overtime, evenings and weekends as event schedule necessitates.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Microsoft Office
  • Salesforce or similar CRM
  • Experience with Eventbrite or other similar ticketing management system preferred

DEPARTMENT & SUPERVISOR: Events, Reports to Director of Events

LOCATION: Galveston Island, Texas

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full time, Exempt

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: $40,000 – $45,000. Salary dependent on qualifications and skills of applicant. Full medical and dental, other benefits to be discussed.

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

DIRECTOR ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AND HISTORIC PROPERTIES
DIRECTOR ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AND HISTORIC PROPERTIES

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time Exempt

SUMMARY: Responsible for the development and project management of GHF’s historic building rehabilitation/restoration projects and real estate transactions (as needed), documentation of historic properties and areas, and implementation of programs and projects as recommended by the board and executive director. Lead for all emergency response/recovery, and assists with sustainability planning for historic properties. This position will require an organized, innovative, and self-motivated professional to maximize the services provided to the community and work with volunteers, members and donors.

  • Position is responsible for coordinating major repairs, project management, and implementation of architectural plans for GHF properties (Hendley Green, Hendley 101, Hendley Row, GH&H Rail Depot, 1902 Star State Fire House, Texas Seaport Museum, and other properties).
  • Coordinates with other GHF staff meetings for historic properties and sites committee.
  • Coordinates with any project architects and architectural firms.
  • Oversees daily work program for construction contractors.
  • Serves as liaison to City of Galveston Historic Landmarks Commission.
  • Represents GHF at city and county boards and commissions as directed.
  • Prepares and administers special project budget and goals.
  • Represents historic properties and projects at senior staff meetings.
  • Coordinates with other GHF staff emergency response/recovery efforts at all properties.
  • Serves as primary contact for universities student groups and coordinates their annual project planning.
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure the preservation of GHF owned or managed properties.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Represents the organization as requested by the Executive Director.

EDUCATION: Undergraduate or terminal professional degree in architecture, construction, project management, history, architectural history, urban planning, historic preservation, or related design/building field. Graduate degree in architecture, construction management, historic preservation, or related field is preferred.

SKILLS: Ability to interact one-on-one and in groups with diverse clients, members, and the general public as well as communicate clearly in oral presentation and written formats. Needs strong organizational skills with a working knowledge of and interest in historic preservation, rehabilitation/restoration techniques and materials, and architectural history. Knowledge of green conservation and rehabilitation techniques as they apply to historic properties and areas in a coastal environment is helpful. This position may involve moderate to heavy lifting (25 lbs. or greater), advanced mobility on project worksites, as well as working outdoors on a regular basis. Post-emergency response and recovery knowledge is helpful. Must be able to balance many tasks at once and shift priorities to accommodate change understanding the mission and constraints of a non-profit organization responsible for historic properties and maritime entities.

EXPERIENCE: Two or more years of experience in rehabilitation and restoration of historic buildings and neighborhoods with evidence of hands-on project management. Prior work in community development, real estate, urban planning, or historic preservation field is helpful. Experience developing bid documents and construction administration is requested. Previous public speaking, lecturing and interaction with public boards and commissions preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: GHF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization formed in 1954 that merged with the Galveston Historical Society created in 1871. The organization owns or manages approximately sixteen properties, vessels, and sites in Galveston. GHF successfully met two capital campaigns within the last few years and hopes to build off that success and well-developed and long-term donors to the organization.

NOTICE: Position open until filled. Salaried position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and education.

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

VISITOR SERVICE ASSOCIATE
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
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