Department:   USS Pampanito

FLSA Status:     Non-Exempt

Reports To:      Lead Deckhand


Job Description

Deckhands undertake a wide range of preservation work on the World War II submarine USS Pampanito and the workshop and offices of Pier 45.  This includes but not limited to; inspections, communications, supply management, seamanship, repairs, maintenance, hospitality and customer service.  Deckhands work in all types of weather conditions and support a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week watch operation.   Responsible for ensuring that the USS Pampanito is safe for visitors, employees, and that all tasks contribute to keeping the historic artifact USS Pampanito museum-quality for daily visitors.


Deckhands may perform the following tasks:

  • Relieve Deckhand on-duty and read/complete a logbook report during each shift.
  • Inspection of mooring lines, fire extinguishers, watertight doors, artifact protection, operational equipment, etc.
  • Responsible that all walkways onboard the vessel are safe for the public by securing rubber matting on the deck, inspecting lifelines and life rings.
  • Inspection of off-limit areas and locked-out equipment to ensure they are secured and preserved.
  • Responsible for management of equipment, tools, industrial supplies and artifacts onboard the USS Pampanito and the Pier 45 workshop.
  • Support ticket booth operations by opening and closing Pier 45 to the public.
  • Assist our Volunteer & Docent crew with any projects required and their daily log.
  • Assist in setting up, supporting and breaking down equipment for special events.
  • Wash the topside deck of the USS Pampanito and any weather-exposed artifacts.
  • Clean pier exhibits, workshop, office spaces, storage bay and heads.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Ship Managers, Assistant Ship’s Manager or Lead Deckhand.


  • High School Diploma.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Physically fit and mentally clear.
  • Good sense of balance.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • A mindset for learning.
  • Ability to work in varying climate conditions.
  • Ability to work various hours.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work in tight spaces and confined quarters.
  • Ability to climb ladders.


Please send cover letter and resume to