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Maritime Activities Program Coordinator

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Inc., St. Augustine

Job Title:

Maritime Activities Program Coordinator

Location: St. Augustine


Reports To:

Director of Interpretive Division







Job Summary:
The Maritime Activities Program Coordinator creates and manages programs that engage visitors and participants in maritime activities, including but not limited to lighthouse tours, archaeology tours, and heritage boatbuilding. This involves scheduling and giving programs, coordinating volunteers, and working with the Heritage Boatworks Director and Boatworks Volunteers on builds and plans. This position also conducts on site interpretation and tours and requires regularly working weekends. This position works closely with the Director of Interpretation and coordinates with other departments to design, create and implement programs for the benefit of the whole organization. He/She should be a leader in communicating about programs to all staff, and helping to integrate and share the work across the team. The person in this position has the ability to make independent decisions as needed in support of the goals and plans of the Interpretive Division.

Reports to the Director of Interpretation. Some individual input on job requirements and key performance indicators will also come from the Director of Heritage Boatworks through the Director of Interpretation.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the Heritage Boatworks Director to create boatbuilding programs that increase both the quantity of time these programs are offered and the quality of the public interaction related to the building of small wooden craft. Help increase the sustainability of the boatworks through public programming.
  • Assist the Education and Programs Manager to develop maritime activity programs for general public and K-12 for both onsite and as outreach as outlined in the Interpretive and Strategic Plans. Increase the number of group tours provided for young people.
  • Give school and public tours and outreach programs, improving them and supporting their design and development as needed.
  • Work with the Volunteer coordinator to support docent training, manage maritime activity program docents and coordinate with volunteer boat builders.
  • Develops and maintains quality assurance systems for programs and exhibits to include program evaluations; works with staff to use this data to strengthen programs.
  • Assists with special events in conjunction with other staff, including but not limited to Luminary Night and Night Fest.
  • Required to perform site support activities including tower and base shifts and all related duties such as afterhours, specialty tours, and or to help coordinate volunteers, interns and corporate support for these activities. 
  • Interprets real objects and ideas for the museum’s visitors, including individuals, families and tour groups. All interpretations will be based on the museum’s mission statement, Strategic Plan and Core values.
  • Supports  all staff as needed, particularly in the areas of collections and exhibits. Demonstrates leadership in teamwork for the whole organization
  • Supports and forwards all safety protocols of the public, staff and volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Program management skills. Strong verbal and communication skills. Great people skills. Knowledge and experience with carpentry and wood working required. Wooden boatbuilding experience preferred. Must know how to swim and sail. Minimum three years of experience working in an education setting, museum or historic site or working waterfront with increasing responsibility and program management required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred though not required. Must have a demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products including Word and Excel. Outstanding interpersonal and administrative skills required, with some public speaking preferred. Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects effectively, and meet deadlines. 

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
The duties above indicate the essential functions of the job. Physical requirements are those present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs and a moderate amount of business travel is required.  Must be able to climb the lighthouse tower, stand for periods of time up to 2.5 - 3 hours, and perform required duties for periods of 2.5 - 3 hours outdoors in varying weather conditions. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as well as normal daily work hours to meet the needs of the organization.

Support Our Mission
To discover, preserve, present and keep alive the story of the nation’s oldest port, as symbolized by our working St. Augustine Lighthouse.

To Apply
Please contact Martin Corlieto at 904.829.0745 x238 or email your resume and cover letter to

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