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GHF JOB OPENINGS

IT ASSISTANT

TITLE: IT Assistant
REPORTS TO: Director of Information Services

JOB SUMMARY: Assist in the day to day IT responsibilities of the organization. This will primarily include providing desk side support for all end users, including those working remotely over VPN, as well as the management of user accounts in cases where creating, modifying, and disabling them are necessary. This position will also include server side tasks such as deploying new Windows servers as well as creating, testing, and restoring backups of the organizations sever infrastructure. The job will require the mounting and moving of large items like battery backups and IT hardware, so the candidate must be comfortable with physical tasks as well.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Create and manage on premise Active Directory and Office 365 user accounts
  • Create voicemail boxes for new users in Cisco Unity
  • Manage file share permissions for network drives
  • Creating and Deploying Operating System Images
  • Resolve Hardware, Software, and Network Connectivity Issues
  • Assist in upgrading and maintenance of server and user-end systems
  • Troubleshoot Copier / Printer issues

Helpful Applications to Know

  • VMWare / Center
  • Microsoft Windows server 2012 and above
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 365 / Office 2016 and above
  • Cisco Routing and Switching / Call Manager Express / Unity
  • Salesforce

JOB SUMMARY: The manager must be capable of Domain Administration for the organization’s Microsoft Windows based environment. This ranges from Domain controller/ server builds, configuration, and maintenance, to end user break/fix calls for desktop and laptop machines. This includes Point of Sale (POS) hardware such as receipt printers, cash drawers, and barcode scanners as well. Network connectivity including wifi, LAN, internet, and VPN are will also be supported through this role. Software components such as Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Salesforce CRM, and a range of Intuit Quickbooks products are also utilized in this environment. Desired applicant would be prepared to support these products as well.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Intel-based PC hardware including
  • Hardware and peripheral troubleshooting, laptop and desktop diagnosis and repair skills
  • Setting up and supporting Monitors, local printers and scanners, external hard drives
  • VOIP Telephone system configuration
  • Mobile handheld device configuration and deployment, as well as account and SIM transfer
  • Includes iOS, Android, and RIM. Devices range from hand held phones to tablets
  • Microsoft Exchange Administration
  • Windows Server 2008/2012 Domain administration
  • Microsoft Windows 7/XP workstation operating systems
  • Imaging, profile configuration, user state migration, domain membership
  • OS troubleshooting from GUI or CLI of application, network, services, registry
  • Remote troubleshooting of OS via Remote Control, RDP
  • Microsoft Office installation, troubleshooting, advanced support
  • Understanding of Active Directory and services including DNS, DHCP, GPO, Users and Computers
  • Salesforce CRM configuration and management
  • Experience with POS systems, including barcode scanners, thermal receipt printers, and cash drawers.
  • Cisco routing experience a plus
  • Disaster Recovery/ data backup knowledge a plus

EDUCATION: High School graduate, some college preferred particularly in the areas of computer network development and working in a non-profit or small business environment. Additional certificates and special workshop training in related fields to augment education is helpful.

SKILLS: Clear written and verbal communications; good time management skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to maintain confidential information, adhere to company policies, programs, and work rules; perform work in a timely and professional manner; highly motivated, self-directed, and results driven; detail oriented with strong organizational skills; able to take direction and follow through multi-step project steps/procedures consistently. Must possess good interpersonal communication skills; ability to plan and meet deadlines; strong leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional staff; demonstrate excellence in consultation, facilitation, and influence; excellent organizational & project management skills; results driven with outstanding problem solving skills. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Bilingual ability a plus.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in a similar work environment, familiarity with museum and/or tourist, retail business (Point of Sale) preferred.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary range is $40,000 to $50,000 depending on experience, plus medical and dental benefits. Applicants may participate in retirement plan and additional optional benefits after one year of employment. GHF offers a generous annual leave policy, including personal and sick leave.

RESUMES AND REFERENCES SHOULD BE SENT TO: Jabre Celestine

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Galveston Historical Foundation is a 501(c )3 non-profit entity established in 1954 and merged with the Historical Society of Galveston formed in 1871. The organization is today one of the largest preservation and maritime organizations in the United States with an extensive portfolio of historic properties and vessels and preservation programs. In addition to the operations of our historic sites and vessels, GHF operates museums, gift shops, and sponsors several major special events including Dickens on The Strand and the Historic Homes Tour.

POSITION IS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY AND OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

ACCOUNTANT / HR SPECIALIST

POSITION TITLE: Accountant / HR Specialist Status: Non-Exempt; Full-Time

REPORTS TO: CFO/Controller

JOB SUMMARY: This position performs a variety of accounting tasks to assist the CFO/Controller, as well as prepare and process the daily/weekly A/P, A/R; other duties include general ledger, accounting, and internal auditing functions, and act as backup for the CFO/Controller. The Accountant/HR Specialist is expected to possess a strong understanding of a wide range of accounting functions and knowledge of accounting software i.e. Salesforce and POS Systems.

JOB DUTIES:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Enter daily deposits into Salesforce, including credit cards, cash/checks, and daily POS deposits from sites (Retail Gift Shops); and deposits it daily at Frost Bank.
  • Enter invoices and file in “To Be Paid” file.
  • File check stubs and paid invoices in current year Payables file. Attach invoice in the payables in Salesforce.
  • File recorded deposits in current year Receipts file.
  • Verifies and records all receipts from E-Commerce Site and all outside online sales.
  • Records and reconciles all Receipts for Organizations Credit Cards.
  • Compiles and reviews information for accuracy and maintain records.
  • Verifies and posts details of business transactions, such as funds received and disbursed, and totals accounts to ledgers or computer spreadsheets and databases.
  • Audits invoices against purchase orders, researches discrepancies, and submits for payment.
  • Investigates problems that vendors or purchasing agents have with obtaining payment for bills.
  • Reviews, balances, and interprets daily reports, and makes corrections.
  • Verifies items billed against items ordered and received and reconciles differences through follow-up with the vendor and/or other employees.
  • Assists employees, vendors, clients, or customers by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services.
  • Designs, prepares, and maintains spreadsheets using basic mathematical calculations.
  • Composes routine letters and reports using instructions/guidelines provided by the CFO/Controller.
  • Act as back-up to CFO/Controller when unavailable or absent, including assistance with departmental inquiries concerning financial information including Payroll.
  • Assist with open enrollment/ new hire benefit information and maintaining/filing of new hire packets.
  • Assist with budget and audit preparation as assigned.
  • Maintain vehicle logs, keys, list of active operators, and schedule of insurance.
  • Assists with Historic Homes Tour, Dickens on the Strand, and other GHF events as needed.
  • Act as backup to other department positions; assist department by answering phone and directing caller to appropriate person; file requisitions, invoices and purchase orders.
  • Maintains and files reports of accidents and injuries at the organization.
  • Perform other accounting/related tasks as assigned by CFO/Controller.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by Executive Director/CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree in accounting or related field plus three or more years of accounting and/or administrative experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience, education, and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties. Able to perform accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices in compliance with guidelines established by outside agencies and GHF. Advanced knowledge of a variety of office practices and procedures, use of office equipment, including 10-key calculator, MS Office software, and accounting software (Salesforce and Square Point of Sale). Able to maintain confidentiality of employee and vendor records and information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 10 pounds on a regular basis and up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator, and similar machines.

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 three years and hopes to build off that success and well-developed and long-term donors to the organization.

POSITION AVAILABILITY: Applicants should submit resumes, and references to the CEO. Position open until filled.

Please send resume, references, and cover letter to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE WAREHOUSE FRONTLINER

POSITION TITLE: Architectural Salvage Warehouse Frontliner

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the daily operations of Galveston Historical Foundation ASW. Selling salvaged building supplies and providing information on historic Galveston. Assists on material salvage and pick ups. Responsible for providing better than expected customer service. Selling skills. Able to participate effectively as a member of a team. Accurately process sales transactions. 15 hours per week, max

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Must be self-motivated. Ability to learn and communicate information about Galveston and its attractions in a clear concise manner. Able to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and guests. Proficient with a computerized point of sale system. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis. Bilingual ability a plus. Ability to lift 40 lbs.

JOB DUTIES:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages sales operation of ASW, keeping accurate records of transactions.
  • Manages restocking, inventory of retail merchandise and brochures, and general cleaning of the store
  • Manages the store’s visual merchandising
  • Processes new merchandise when it arrives, with assistance from other store staff.
  • Anticipates and acts on needs for cash drawer change and supplies.
  • Greets and assists visitors with information about Galveston with an emphasis on heritage tourism.
  • Assists visitors with purchases of admissions to GHF properties and retail purchases.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and assists with visitor inquiries.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures on days scheduled, including preparing the bank deposit, setting alarms or assigning that responsibility before leaving property at close.
  • Oversees end-of-day Point of Sale system reporting.
  • Works additional hours as needed during Homes Tour, Dickens on The Strand.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High School graduate, college preferred.

PAY: $12/ hour 30 hours

Please send resume and references to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

MUSEUM DOCENT/TOUR GUIDE, PART TIME

Location: 1892 Bishop’s Palace (Walter and Josephine Gresham House)

Job Description: Provide a welcoming, hospitable environment and rewarding learning experience to museum visitors through guided tours.

Duties:

  • Conduct museum tours of approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours in length. Be comfortable speaking to small and large groups of people of all ages.
  • Organize and deliver occasional tours of museum and facilities (“Basement to Attic”) for VIPs, special visiting groups, etc.
  • Greet and welcome tour groups upon their arrival at the Bishop’s Palace.
  • Manage diverse visitors under a variety of circumstances.
  • Update and remain informed about changes in museum exhibits.
  • Assist, on occasion, with evening special event programs and GHF special events.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with other people, personable, outgoing, reliable, and responsible.
  • Extensive prior knowledge of the Bishop’s Palace (Gresham House) and Galveston is not required, but a prospective docent should have a working knowledge of Galveston history and a desire to learn more.
  • Familiar with GHF historic sites, programs, and annual events.
  • Capable of learning new material rapidly and willing to invest time and expend the effort necessary to learn.
  • Physically able to lead tours around the museum including the use of stairs.
  • Ability to work on weekends.
  • This is a part-time job up to 15 hours per week depending on visitation (that may be seasonal) and “on-demand” at other times.
  • More than one position may be available.

Organization Overview: Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) is one of the nation’s largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, and stewardship of historic properties. Today, GHF has over 2,000 memberships representing individuals, families, and businesses across Texas, the US, and abroad and exerts a profound impact on the culture and economy of the Island.

Please send resume and references to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

CAPTAIN (RELIEF), SEAGULL II, GALVESTON HISTORIC SEAPORT, PART TIME

TITLE: Captain (relief), SEAGULL II, Galveston Historic Seaport, Part Time

REPORTS TO: Port Captain, Galveston Historic Seaport (GHS)

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 full-time, salaried, exempt 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.
  • Trains, schedules, and supervises deckhands.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the vessel to USCG, underwriters’, and owners’ standards.
  • Purchases materials and services required to carry out vessel operations and maintenance.
  • 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: Minimum three years increasingly responsible role in professional vessel operations, preferably in a passengers-for-hire / educational setting.  Command and management experience desired.

Please send resume and references to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

DECKHAND, SEAGULL II, GALVESTON HISTORIC SEAPORT - PART TIME

TITLE: Deckhand, SEAGULL II, Galveston Historic Seaport, Part Time

REPORTS TO: Seagull Captain, GHS

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 and acting as a tour guide for the e harbor tour. 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.
  • Be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Routinely perform man overboard and fire drills.
  • Assist passengers with first aid needs.
  • Set up/take down Marine Biology Tours’ materials as well as assist Marine Biologist in performance of Marine Biology Tours.
  • Learns and give a hour our talking tour in conjunction with the Captain.
  • Must be enrolled in random drug testing program.

REQUIREMENTS: Be able pass USCG physical exam CG-719KE

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.

Please send resume and cover letter to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE (VSA) - GALVESTON HISTORIC SEAPORT

POSITION TITLE: Visitor Service Associate (VSA), frontline. Part-time (3-4 days per week), Hourly Wage.

REPORTS TO: Gift Shop Manager

JOB SUMMARY: VSA is responsible for the daily operations of the retail store at the Galveston Historic Seaport, Home of the 1877 Tallship ELISSA: selling admission tickets, retail merchandise, and providing information about historic Galveston and helping to ensure that museum visitors and retail customers receive a positive experience from their first point of contact.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Handles cash, checks, credit card sales, keeping prompt and accurate records of transactions.
  • Assists visitors with admissions to all GHF properties.
  • Assists visitors with retail purchases. Greets customers and ascertain what each customer needs or wants.
  • Maintains knowledge of current sales and promotions and security practices.
  • Recommends, selects, and helps locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Describes merchandise and explains use, operation to customers.
  • Monitors appearance of the store; fills brochure racks, restocks retail merchandise, performs light housekeeping as needed to maintain appearance.
  • Opens and closes as needed, including preparation of daily cash report and balancing of cash at the end of business workday.
  • Greets and assists visitors with information about GHF properties, Galveston, and area museums/attractions with an emphasis on heritage tourism and retail skills.
  • Learns, knows, and shares comprehensive information about the 1877 Barque ELISSA and other GHF properties, programs and events; actively promotes other programs and properties operated by GHF.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and takes accurate messages for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Some College Preferred.

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Ability to learn and communicate information about GHF sites, Galveston, and its social history and attractions in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. Must have reliable transportation and ability to work scheduled hours, including weekends on a regular basis. Must be self-motivated. Bilingual ability a plus. Demonstrated responsibility in high-volume money handling situations, including accuracy in frequent cash counts and register operations. Strong organizational skills. Aptitude for working with diverse personalities.

EXPERIENCE: Strong knowledge of retail sales and computerized point of sale systems. Must be proficient in WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK. Familiarity with museum or tourist, retail business preferred.

Please send resume, references, and cover letter to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE (VSA) - 1892 BISHOP'S PALACE

JOB TITLE: Visitor Services Associate (VSA) | Part-Time, 3-4 Days Per Week

SUMMARY: VSA is responsible for the daily operations of the retail store at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace: selling admission tickets, retail merchandise, and providing information about historic Galveston and helping to ensure that museum visitors and retail customers receive a positive experience from their first point of contact.

JOB DUTIES – Duties include but are not limited to:

Retail

  • Handles cash, checks, credit card sales, keeping prompt and accurate records of transactions.
  • Assists visitors with admissions to all GHF properties.
  • Assists visitors with retail purchases. Greet customers and ascertain what each customer needs or wants.
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions and security practices.
  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Describe merchandise and explain use, operation to customers.
  • Monitors appearance of the store; fills brochure racks, restocks retail merchandise, performs light housekeeping as needed to maintain appearance.
  • Opens and closes as needed, including preparation of daily cash report and balancing of cash at the end of business workday.

General Office

  • Greets and assists visitors with information about GHF properties, Galveston and area museums/attractions with an emphasis on heritage tourism and retail skills. Learns, knows, and shares comprehensive information about the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and other GHF properties, programs and events; actively promotes other programs and properties operated by GHF.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and takes accurate messages for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bishop’s Palace House (if assigned these duties)

  • Assist visitors with directions inside of the house
  • Monitor visitor interaction
  • Watch for security issues

EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Some College Preferred.

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Ability to learn and communicate information about GHF sites, Galveston and its social history and attractions in a clear, concise and interesting manner. Must have reliable transportation and ability to work scheduled hours, including weekends on a regular basis. Must be self-motivated. Bilingual ability a plus. Demonstrated responsibility in high-volume money handling situations, including accuracy in frequent cash counts and register operations. Strong organizational skills. Aptitude for working with diverse personalities.

EXPERIENCE: Strong knowledge of retail sales and computerized point of sale systems. Must be proficient in WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK. Familiarity with museum or tourist, retail business preferred.

Please send resume and questions to Denise Alexander at denise.alexander@galvestonhistory.org.

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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