• Historical Preservation • Other
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is referred to as “America’s Only Floating National Park” and under its auspices is charged in preserving and caring for the 5 major National Historic Landmark Ships (NHLS) under their control, along with many historic structures and acres of gardens, Aquatic Lagoon and many other intriguing areas surrounding the adjacent waterfront area.
Noted too, the park is proud home to a world-famous Research Center located at Fort Mason Center Bldg. E 3rd Floor. The center is open to the public upon reservation and has under its control one of the largest collections of maritime literature, photos, maps, audio/ visual material in the country.
As an active member of the park’ Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program you’ll be joining an essential group of dedicated individuals whose services provided are as unique to the park as is the park. From boat building to docents, to living history to model ship-makers and special events, dedicated volunteers remain the backbone to the park and its many successes.
As part of the park’s unique collection of ships, facilities, structures there are currently a variety of 12 antique vehicles located upon the historic ferryboat Eureka that remain in dire need of individual’s love and care.
There is a Time Commitment associated with this particular task which is equivalent to one-cleaning day of 4 hours per/ month. The time commitment is relevant to the historic nature of the vehicles and the monthly care required to be maintained in a state of proper and pristine care.
To be an active volunteer Ferryboat Eureka Antique Vehicle Preservation & Care Attendant, there is a prior mandatory one-hour training session provided to the volunteer(s) by one the park’s Exhibit Shop Rangers which will introduce the volunteer to the proper care and cleaning procedures which must be followed precisely as well as documenting all maintenance work provided for record and review.
If and when officially selected, a schedule is agreed upon prior which fully meets the individual volunteer availability.
Time away is obviously provided for matters such as family needs, vacation days, sick time, etc. Our only request to those accepting this position is that “try” and maintain a monthly commitment of 4-hours and again… the time scheduled is selected by the individual volunteer and/ or the trained group.
Should volunteer uniforms be required, these items will be provided free of charge.
All associated prior training, cleaning materials and supplies will be provided by the park’s Exhibit Shop.
Our contact office number is 1 (415) 516-7161… if you think you would enjoy this type of task, the maritime volunteer office is eager to further discuss this position description with you and hopefully welcome you as an active member in our maritime Volunteers In Parks program.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Unfortunately, housing is not provided for staff or volunteers