Posted June 30, 2014.
Plimoth Plantation is a 17th-century living history museum depicting the lives of the Wampanoag communities and Plymouth, MA colonists. The replica of the Mayflower is a museum exhibit located at Plymouth Harbor. The Maritime Artisans Manager is responsible for the care, maintenance and well-being of Mayflower II and associated watercraft are the primary focus of this position. The manager coordinates with the U.S. Coast Guard regarding ongoing repairs and inspection ensuring the ship continues to be seaworthy and safe to board and sail. Exhibit and demonstrate traditional 17th -century maritime technology and shipwright skills to a wide range of audiences. Participate in telling the story of Mayflower II and of the Pilgrims and their historic journey on the original Mayflower in 1620. Work with other departments to provide support for projects requiring input or expertise from the Maritime Artisans Program. Conduct research as needed on historical shipbuilding, sailing and the care of wooden boats to support specific projects. Extensive knowledge and proven ability in watercraft preservation work – boat building and/or ship restoration and various aspects of historical vessel preservation. 10+ years of hands-on experience is preferred. Demonstrated success in a similar management position or as a foreman, supervisor or project manager. An understanding of and proven experience in operating traditional and/or historical sailing vessels. 100 ton or greater sailing endorsement on a US Coast Guard issued Captain’s license helpful, but not required. See website for full job description Send cover letter & resume to: Sue Haverstock Posted on: 06/30/2014