Managing Director of Seaport


Managing Director of Seaport

 Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms."

Purpose of Position: To provide supervision, including leadership and management of the following Living Classrooms programs: Historic Ships in Baltimore, the Chessie Dragon and Pirate Ship Boat Rental Concessions, and the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum. The Seaport Managing Director reports to the COO, Living Classrooms Foundation.

 Essential Functions:

• Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating staff in the areas as outlined above, creating and managing a high-functioning team with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Provide clear direction, resources, training, development, coaching and career path discussions for the Seaport team.

• Budget development and budget management for the assets and programs under this Department.

• Strategic and innovative business development and marketing strategy development providing a high-quality, educational product and experience for our constituencies.

• Regular monitoring and evaluation of program performance (numbers of visitors / revenue generation / program participant feedback).

• Living Classrooms representative to local and regional tourism and event industry marketing groups including but not limited to Visit Baltimore, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Waterfront Partnership and Greater Baltimore History Alliance.

• Participate in Senior Leadership meetings and functions.

• Represent Living Classrooms Foundation and the programs under this Department in the community, with donors, and other constituents.

• Management and stewardship of the Advisory Board of Historic Ships in Baltimore.

• Development and supervision of preventative and long-term maintenance planning and implementation for the assets under this Department.

• Capital Project planning and management for the physical assets under this Department including RFP development, project bid review, and contractor selection.

• Grant writing and grant project and budget management related to the assets and programs under this Department.

• Coordinate with other Living Classrooms Departments (Maritime & Environmental Education, Youth Development, etc.) to develop, promote and implement interdepartmental programming opportunities for the communities served by the Foundation.

• Foster volunteer and internship opportunities at the Seaport for the community to assist with public programming, maintenance, and preservation efforts.

• Maintain appropriate local, regional, and national professional relationships with others in the field.

• Manage and implement fundraising efforts and strategies in support of this Department and Living Classrooms and proactive stewardship of those who donate.

• Ensure cooperation and compliance with policies, regulations, and protocols to include, but not limited to those of LCF and LCF Human Resources, US Coast Guard, US Navy, Baltimore City, State of Maryland, Secretary of the Interior, etc.

• Ensure best practices for museum collections management and policy with regard to the preservation of the Historic Ships in Baltimore and Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park artifact, document, and image collections.

• Emergency preparedness planning and plan implementation for all programs under this Department.

• Providing a safe and non-threatening workplace for staff, interns, and volunteers.

• Such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the COO, Living Classrooms.

 Position Requirements:

• 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.

• Excellent communications and organizational skills with an emphasis on attention to detail.

• Familiarity with watercraft operations, maintenance and care including historic preservation.

• Ability to be on-call as needed. Some weekend, evening and Holiday work is expected.

• Ability to travel as needed and have personal transportation.

• Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects and responsible delegation of work to staff

• Must be computer literate with strong internet and word processing skills. Must be knowledgeable of Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, and Adobe, and be willing and able to learn and use other technologies as necessary including Blackbaud ALTRU system.

• 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.

 Physical Requirements

• Job requires bending, lifting, climbing and physical activity in all weather conditions and in tight spaces.

• Job requires an ability to maintain high levels of visual and mental concentration for extended periods of time.

• This position requires positive interaction with the public.

• Must be able to access boats, gangways, ladders, floats, and bilges.

• Ability 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.

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