Boatshop & Livery Manager
Boatshop & Livery Manager
Position Posted November 13, 2010
Core to the mission, programs and exhibits of The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is its fleet of historic wooden small craft. Many of CWB’s boats are used in public programs including free public sails, youth field trips, sailing lessons and boat rentals (“livery”). Livery management includes hiring and overseeing seasonal livery staff, maintaining safety along the docks, maintaining interpretative signage and recruiting and training livery volunteers. The Boatshop & Livery Manager will also oversee the care and maintenance of the CWB fleet and the Boatshop, and programs for skilled boatbuilding volunteers, apprentices and interns. Other tasks include interpreting Boatshop projects as Working Exhibits for visitors, stabilizing and preserving boats that are kept out of the water, and ensuring that best practices are followed for safety and environmental stewardship. The Boatshop & Livery Manager reports to the Executive Director of CWB.
• Oversee maintenance and restoration of CWB’s fleet of boats
• Oversee CWB’s boat rental (“livery”) program
• Hire and supervise seasonal Boatshop and Livery staff and interns
• Recruit and manage Boatshop and Livery Volunteers
• Define and enforce procedures to ensure safety and environmental stewardship
• Oversee the use, maintenance and organization of tools in the Boatshop and materials inventory.
• Ensure CWB docks are safe and configured as needed
• Develop project plans and budgets; report on progress as needed. Keep accurate records of repairs performed
Skills and Experiences:
• Proven capability to perform all phases of small boat repair
• Strong experience handling sail and power boats
• Demonstrated ability to lead effectively
• Outstanding organization and communication skills
• Demonstrated teamwork skills and commitment
• Demonstrated project management experience (scheduling, budgeting, prioritizing, reporting)
• Proven experience teaching boatbuilding skills and/or sailing
• Experience organizing and working with volunteers
• At least 2 years experience working as a journeyman boatbuilder in a commercial boatyard
• Experience working with diverse cultural, age and gender populations
• Experience teaching small groups
• Experience in repair and maintenance of woodshop equipment
• Experience working with youth groups
• Work schedule includes weekends.
• Salary range $28,000-$33,000 depending on experience.
• The position is full time, salaried, and has benefits.
• Applicants must pass a criminal background check.
Interested applicants should turn in their applications by 5pm December 3rd, either by email (email@example.com) or physical mail (Betsy Davis, The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109). Applications will be considered which contain: (1) Cover letter (2) Work Experience/Education Resume (3) Contact information for three references.