Maintenance and Preservation Manager
Ships in Baltimore is the steward of five National Historic Landmarks: The sloop-of-war USS Constellation., the WWII submarine USS Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter WHEC-37,
Lightship 116 Chesapeake and the
Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. As stewards our primary mission and
responsibility is to maintain, preserve and interpret these artifacts and the
related collections in our care and to promote their use as cultural and
educational resources to the benefit of the public.
Maintenance and Preservation Manager reports directly to the Seaport Managing
Director and is responsible for carrying out the mission and objectives of the Historic
Ships in Baltimore and Living Classrooms Foundation. The Maintenance and Preservation Manager oversees
the planning and implementation of ship maintenance, preservation, security,
and restoration. The regular work
schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday to accommodate
management and supervision of volunteer activities.
Direct supervision of maintenance and preservation staff and volunteers.
Planning and implementing day to day, mid- and long-term maintenance
and preservation activities and maintaining records of these activities for
Development and management of the annual maintenance and preservation
In-charge, vessel and facility safety and security program including
alarm systems and response protocol.
Management of organizational emergency planning and inclement weather response.
Organizing weekly planning and logistics meetings with staff.
Semi-annual performance review and goal / action plan management with
Primary liaison with organized volunteer groups, such as Torsk Volunteer Association.
Primary liaison with US Navy, National Park Service and other oversight
Vetting, hiring of consultants, contractors, and specialized skills
personnel for special projects.
Maintaining inventory of items in off-site storage, their locations,
and points of contact.
Oversee activities of the HSB Advisory Board Facilities Committee.
Preparation of annual Facilities Report for LCF Trustees.
INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Working with the Seaport Managing Director to plan and manage grant
supported projects and other duties related to budget and finance.
Working with LCF Volunteer Coordinator to create opportunities for
volunteers, interns, and apprentices; record hours, maintain database, submit
Providing the HSB Operations Department with staff to support special
events as requested.
Working with LCF Facilities Director to coordinate manpower needs for
inclement weather and emergency response.
Working with LCF Fleet Captain and LCF Facilities Manager to maintain
Douglass Myers boat shop space.
Working with HSB and LCF staff, as required, to plan and implement
INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Providing for safe working conditions and required PPE for staff, volunteers,
and interns on board our vessels on deck, below and aloft, and in our buildings
and shop spaces.
Promotion of safe work habits for ship’s staff, volunteers, and
Being an effective leader promoting a positive work ethic and morale
among ship’s staff, volunteers, and interns.
Being an effective spokesperson for Historic Ships in Baltimore and
Such other duties or special projects as assigned by the Seaport
Must have received or be willing to receive
the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination will be required.
Must be willing to submit to
pre-employment drug testing and background check, with negative results.
4-Year Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated
equivalent work/life experience.
At least 5 years of experience in the
maritime maintenance field with demonstrated knowledge of wood and steel vessel
maintenance and preservation needs.
Electrical and plumbing/mechanical systems knowledge is helpful.
Excellent communications and
organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.
Ability to be on-call as needed. Some weekend, evening and Holiday work is
Ability to travel as needed and have
Excellent time management skills and
ability to manage multiple projects and responsible delegation of work to staff
Must be computer literate and be
knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel,
Outlook, and be willing and able to learn and use other technologies as
Ability to interact in a professional
manner with program participants, staff, donors, Advisory Board, volunteers,
and all others.
Ability to represent Living Classrooms and
the programs under this department with professional confidence.
Ability to function as an effective member
of the Living Classrooms team working cohesively to produce quality results.
requires bending, lifting, climbing and physical activity in all weather
conditions and in tight spaces.
requires an ability to maintain high levels of visual and mental concentration
for extended periods of time.
position requires positive interaction with the public.
be able to access boats, gangways, ladders, floats, and bilges.
to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
Living Classrooms Foundation is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities, Women, Handicapped
Persons are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national
origin, handicap status, Vietnam era or disabled Veteran status.