A Boatswain’s Mate with Historic Ships in Baltimore is directly responsible to the Museum Education Coordinator. Boatswain’s Mate’s facilitate the museum’s education and interpretation programs and, as needed, other museum events and programs. Boatswain’s Mates learn and provide programs at each of the following sites: the Sloop-of-War USS Constellation, USS Torsk; USCGC Taney; the light ship Chesapeake; and the Seven-foot Knoll Light House. Educators are expected to exhibit strong standards of leadership, cooperation, punctuality, initiative, adaptability, attentiveness to detail, adherence to policies, communication, and enthusiasm, all of which reflect upon a well as consistent and exemplary professionalism and a strong work ethic. Educators are expected to quickly master presentations and tours aboard USS Constellation, assume an active role in Constellation overnight programs and, after mastering Constellation programs, to learn, master requirements for, and p rovide on a regular basis overnight programs aboard USCG Taney and USS Torsk.
General responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
- Practicing safe, effective, and exemplary work habits, realizing that you are a role model for the crew members and volunteers
- Being an effective co-worker who promotes, by personal example and leadership, a positive work ethic and good morale among ship’s staff and volunteers
- Being an effective spokesperson for Historic Ships in Baltimore and Living Classrooms Foundation
- Maintaining effective working relationships with volunteers and incorporating volunteers into the daily routine and programming as may be required
- Working closely with crew members to maintain a high state of morale, professionalism, and effectiveness
- Working with crew members to develop their working fund of knowledge of program-relevant topics and their ability to make public presentations
- Complying with LCF, Museum, and Departmental policies and rules
Specific responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
- Learning, mastering, and providing to the public day and overnight interpretation and education presentations, tours, and programs
- Working with special events at any of the museum’s sites
- Carrying out tasks and responsibilities relative to the opening, closing, general cleanliness, and security of all sites.
- Complying and carrying out all operational procedures and directions of supervisors
Boatswain’s Mate will make $10 per hour and will work between 30 and 40 hours per week based on the needs of the museum.
All Boatswain’s Mates must be available to work weekends, evenings, and overnight programs and be able to perform daily maintenance such as mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Kathleen McLean, Education Coordinator, at email@example.com. You may also mail your application materials to Kathleen McLean at
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Pier 1, 301 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202