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GHF Job Openings

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GHF JOB OPENINGS

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE (VSA) - 1895 MOODY MANSION

JOB TITLE: Visitor Services Associate (VSA) – 1895 Moody Mansion

SUMMARY: VSA is responsible for the daily operations of the retail store at the 1895 Moody Mansion: selling admission tickets, retail merchandise and providing information about historic Galveston, and helping to ensure that museum visitors and retail customers receive a positive experience from their first point of contact.

JOB DUTIES: Duties include but are not limited to:

Retail

  • Handles cash, checks, and credit card sales, keeping prompt and accurate records of transactions.
  • Assists visitors with admissions to Moody Mansion and Bishop’s Palace if applicable.
  • Assists visitors with retail purchases. Greet customers and ascertain what each customer needs or wants.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Describe merchandise and explain use, and operation to customers.
  • Opens and closes as needed, including preparation of daily cash report and balancing of cash at the end of the business workday.=

General Office

  • Greets and assists visitors with information about GHF properties, Galveston, and area museums/attractions with an emphasis on heritage tourism and retail skills. Learns, knows, and shares comprehensive information about the 1895 Moody Mansion.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and takes accurate messages for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Some College Preferred.

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Ability to learn and communicate information about GHF sites, Galveston, and its social history and attractions in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work scheduled hours, including weekends on a regular basis. Demonstrated responsibility in high-volume money handling situations, including accuracy in frequent cash counts and register operations. Aptitude for working with diverse personalities.

EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of Square platform or willingness to learn. Familiarity with museums or tourists, retail business preferred.

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE (VSA) - GALVESTON HISTORIC SEAPORT

POSITION TITLE: Visitor Service Associate (VSA), frontline. Part-time (3-4 days per week), Hourly Wage.

REPORTS TO: Gift Shop Manager

JOB SUMMARY: VSA is responsible for the daily operations of the retail store at the Galveston Historic Seaport, Home of the 1877 Tallship ELISSA: selling admission tickets, retail merchandise, and providing information about historic Galveston and helping to ensure that museum visitors and retail customers receive a positive experience from their first point of contact.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Handles cash, checks, credit card sales, keeping prompt and accurate records of transactions.
  • Assists visitors with admissions to all GHF properties.
  • Assists visitors with retail purchases. Greets customers and ascertain what each customer needs or wants.
  • Maintains knowledge of current sales and promotions and security practices.
  • Recommends, selects, and helps locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Describes merchandise and explains use, operation to customers.
  • Monitors appearance of the store; fills brochure racks, restocks retail merchandise, performs light housekeeping as needed to maintain appearance.
  • Opens and closes as needed, including preparation of daily cash report and balancing of cash at the end of business workday.
  • Greets and assists visitors with information about GHF properties, Galveston, and area museums/attractions with an emphasis on heritage tourism and retail skills.
  • Learns, knows, and shares comprehensive information about the 1877 Barque ELISSA and other GHF properties, programs and events; actively promotes other programs and properties operated by GHF.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and takes accurate messages for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Some College Preferred.

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Ability to learn and communicate information about GHF sites, Galveston, and its social history and attractions in a clear, concise, and interesting manner. Must have reliable transportation and ability to work scheduled hours, including weekends on a regular basis. Must be self-motivated. Bilingual ability a plus. Demonstrated responsibility in high-volume money handling situations, including accuracy in frequent cash counts and register operations. Strong organizational skills. Aptitude for working with diverse personalities.

EXPERIENCE: Strong knowledge of retail sales and computerized point of sale systems. Must be proficient in WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK. Familiarity with museum or tourist, retail business preferred.

Please send resume, references, and cover letter to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

VISITOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE (VSA) - 1892 BISHOP'S PALACE

JOB TITLE: Visitor Services Associate (VSA) | Part-Time, 3-4 Days Per Week

SUMMARY: VSA is responsible for the daily operations of the retail store at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace: selling admission tickets, retail merchandise, and providing information about historic Galveston and helping to ensure that museum visitors and retail customers receive a positive experience from their first point of contact.

JOB DUTIES – Duties include but are not limited to:

Retail

  • Handles cash, checks, credit card sales, keeping prompt and accurate records of transactions.
  • Assists visitors with admissions to all GHF properties.
  • Assists visitors with retail purchases. Greet customers and ascertain what each customer needs or wants.
  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions and security practices.
  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.
  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.
  • Describe merchandise and explain use, operation to customers.
  • Monitors appearance of the store; fills brochure racks, restocks retail merchandise, performs light housekeeping as needed to maintain appearance.
  • Opens and closes as needed, including preparation of daily cash report and balancing of cash at the end of business workday.

General Office

  • Greets and assists visitors with information about GHF properties, Galveston and area museums/attractions with an emphasis on heritage tourism and retail skills. Learns, knows, and shares comprehensive information about the 1892 Bishop’s Palace and other GHF properties, programs and events; actively promotes other programs and properties operated by GHF.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and takes accurate messages for staff members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bishop’s Palace House (if assigned these duties)

  • Assist visitors with directions inside of the house
  • Monitor visitor interaction
  • Watch for security issues

EDUCATION: High School Graduate. Some College Preferred.

SKILLS: Friendly, outgoing personality combined with an ability to maintain grace and composure in stressful situations. Ability to learn and communicate information about GHF sites, Galveston and its social history and attractions in a clear, concise and interesting manner. Must have reliable transportation and ability to work scheduled hours, including weekends on a regular basis. Must be self-motivated. Bilingual ability a plus. Demonstrated responsibility in high-volume money handling situations, including accuracy in frequent cash counts and register operations. Strong organizational skills. Aptitude for working with diverse personalities.

EXPERIENCE: Strong knowledge of retail sales and computerized point of sale systems. Must be proficient in WORD, EXCEL, OUTLOOK. Familiarity with museum or tourist, retail business preferred.

Please send resume and questions to Denise Alexander at denise.alexander@galvestonhistory.org.

MARINE BIOLOGIST

TITLE: Marine Biologist

REPORTS TO: Port Captain, Galveston Historic Seaport (GHS)

JOB SUMMARY: The Marine Biologist is responsible for the Marine Biology Tour aboard the vessel SEAGULL II. This includes educating tour groups about the local wildlife and handling and discussing any specimens caught during the program. This position requires reasonable physical fitness and strength. This is a part-time, hourly position. Weekend work may be required.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provides educational tours of the marine life found in Galveston Harbor while aboard tour boat Seagull II. This may include mammals, fish, birds, invertebrates…etc.
  • Carefully handles marine creatures pulled from the collection net as part of the program.
  • Aids Seagull II deckhand in deployment and reeling in of collection net.
  • Returns all wildlife back to their original habitat at the conclusion of the program.
  • Responsible for maintaining a TPWD Education display permit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.

EDUCATION: Minimum B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.

SKILLS: Strong background in working with the public and speaking skills. Ability to work independently, as well as with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and passengers. Basic computer proficiency.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 1-year experience in teaching, research, or education in the field.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a background check and be comfortable with public speaking, handling marine life, and working on a boat. Must know how to speak to children’s groups as well as adult groups. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Please send resume and references to Dwayne Jones, Executive Director, Galveston Historical Foundation at dwayne.jones@galvestonhistory.org.

ABOUT GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

GHF was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and merged with a new organization formed in 1954 as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last sixty years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

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