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Steam Tugboat Hercules Maintenance and Preservation

Local Region:

San Francisco City

Location:

2905 Hyde Street
ATTN: Volunteer Office
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Phone:

415-561-7161

Contact Name:

Terry Dorman

Website:

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Subjects:
Engineering
Type:
Intern / Lab Volunteer
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Program is year-round
Description:
The National Historic Landmark ocean-going steam tugboat Hercules now moored at historic Hyde Street Pier under the auspices of the National Park Service at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is looking for dedicated volunteers in both its engine and deck departments to assist on their normal Wednesday schedules.

This position advertisement is open only to all US Residents & the Territories thereof.

You will work with other highly skilled volunteers and staff with hopes of expanding your seafaring knowledge in stabilization, repair and restoration.

Other duties may include painting, varnishing, repair, oiling and wiping down machinery parts. Work often occurs over water and depending on one’s skill level, duties may also include the use of hand and power tools.

Of Special Interest are licensed steam engineers, oilers, wipers, and ABS (Able Bodied Seaman) are specifically sought, but all hands are welcome to take part in the preservation of this rare and historic steam tugboat.

Time Commitment: The time commitment is usually 8 to 10 hours per/ month. Usually, Wednesday is the tugboat's volunteer host day.

More hours are offered to those who make the request of the ship or volunteer supervisor on mutually agreed dates and times.

If you would like to further discuss this opportunity, please give us a call at (415) 561-7160.

Thank you for considering this invitation to join our incredible Family of Maritime Volunteers in "America's Only Floating National Park".

We look forward to welcome you aboard!

(Text is taken or adapted from official program website)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Check official program website
Target Group:
High school students interested in preserving this rare and historic piece of machinery.
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 2:10 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!