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
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.
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.