Galveston Naval Museum Seeks Ships Superintendent

Job Title: Ships Superintendent

Organizational Overview: The Cavalla Historical Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation headquartered in Galveston County, Texas. The CHF oversees and operates the Galveston Naval Museum (GNM), located at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island in Galveston, Texas.

Reports to: Executive Director (ED), CHF

General Responsibilities:

Ensures that GNM employees, volunteers and guests adhere to all applicable federal, state and local safety requirements, and that ships and exhibits are maintained in visitor-ready condition.

Manages maintenance, restoration and repair work in accordance with the Foundation’s Strategic Ships Five Year Plan and the Edsall Class Veterans Association Memorandum of Understanding.   Coordinates all procurement actions with the CHF President/CEO, ED.

Specific Responsibilities:

Prepares specifications, supports bid reviews and source selections on contract work approved by the President/CEO and ED.

Recruits, supervises, and mentors Museum volunteers including Texas A&M Galveston Cadets. This entails

  • Creating priorities and assigning tasks;
  • Maintaining activity lists and training materials, including safety, for volunteers;
  • Scheduling volunteer work days and hours;
  • Ensuring volunteer work hours are properly tracked and effectively managed;
  • Ensuring adequate supplies, tools and appropriate safety equipment are on hand for volunteers.

Oversees the ACM Management plan and ensures compliance before any work is begun in affected areas.

Hosts the U.S. Navy Inspection Team during its’ annual evaluation of vessel condition and staff compliance. Promptly address inspection recommendations and submit required annual reports for U.S Navy owned equipment and property.

Prepares all vessels and equipments for inclement weather to include storm conditions and maintain an effective emergency contingency plan.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimal Qualifications:

Ability to work in a museum environment, managed by a Board of Directors, and under the direct supervision of an Executive Director in executing the Foundation’s plans.

Proficient in basic computer and standard office-suite business applications. Database management a plus.

Ability to work independently, with minimal direction and able to prioritize and accomplish the organization’s goals.

Possess a working knowledge of basic naval ship electricity, mechanics, plumbing and construction.

Possess an understanding and appreciation for the missions of the U.S. Navy’s surface and subsurface vessels.

High School Diploma or equivalent

Desired Qualifications:

Five to ten years of relevant experience in a related field

Understanding of Gato class submarines and Edsall class destroyer escorts, their history, theory, operations, maintenance and repair.

Experience as a senior petty officer in the Navy, Coast Guard, or other Maritime Service.

Experience in non-profit organizations.

Experience with 440V multi-phase electrical circuits.

Working Conditions:

Full Time (40 hours/week), salaried-exempt position including weekends, holidays and special events. Subject to 24 hour call for emergency response/crisis management.

Will frequently ascend and descend steep ladders on the Naval vessels and sail.

Sometimes perform manual labor to fulfill job duties including lifting up to 50 pounds.

Work effectively in outdoor settings and Galveston weather conditions.

Adhere to organizational dress and grooming standards.

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