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GHF JOB OPENINGS
REPORTS TO: Education Coordinator, Texas Seaport Museum
JOB SUMMARY: The Marine Biologist is responsible for the Marine Biology Tour aboard the vessel SEAGULL II. This includes educating tour groups about the local wildlife and handling and discussing any specimens caught during the program. This position requires reasonable physical fitness and strength. This is a part-time, hourly position. Weekend work may be required.
- Provides educational tours of the marine life found in Galveston Harbor while aboard tour boat Seagull II. This may include mammals, fish, birds, invertebrates…etc.
- Carefully handles marine creatures pulled from the collection net as part of the program.
- Aids Seagull II deckhand in deployment and reeling in of collection net.
- Returns all wildlife back to their original habitat at the conclusion of the program.
- Responsible for maintaining a TPWD Education display permit.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.
REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a background check and be comfortable with public speaking, handling marine life and working on a boat. Must know how to speak to children’s groups as well as adult groups. Must be able to lift minimum 50 lbs.
EDUCATION: Minimum B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.
SKILLS: Strong background in working with the public and speaking skills. Ability to work independently, as well as with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and passengers. Basic computer proficiency.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1-year experience in teaching, research or education in the field.
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. Our mission is to preserve the architectural, cultural, and maritime
history of Galveston Island.
W. Dwayne Jones
Galveston Historical Foundation
502 20th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
POSITION AVAILABILITY: Position open until filled.
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.
REQUIREMENTS: Be able to pass USCG physical exam CG-719KE Must pass a pre-employment Drug screen.
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 email with Resume, copy of license and References to Mark Scibinico
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.