About Us

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, we are an essential part of the community that for 36 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. Our mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage, and Caring, and the relevance of our history to our constituents' daily lives. As one of our region's leading cultural organizations and agents of social change, HLM challenges its participants to draw the best from themselves by combining social services and experiential education with historical preservation and interpretation.

HLM's year-round education and recreation programs, serving a diverse constituency, 75% of whom are underserved youth from metropolitan Boston, are broadly recognized as best practice models. HLM's program design respects the needs, expectations, and skill level of each participant.

Mission

The Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor Heritage, preserves the region's lifesaving ethos and the traditions of coastal seamanship and maritime skills through storytelling, exhibits, and experiential water-based programs that instill the core values of teamwork and courage in new generations.   

History

The Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) is housed in the former Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station opened in 1889 under the leadership of Joshua James who, with his crews of the Massachusetts Humane Society and US Lifesaving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service, were merged to form the US Coast Guard. Joshua James is considered a "father" of the US Coast Guard.

Contact Us
General Inquiries: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax:  (781) 925-0992

Mail:  Hull Lifesaving Museum
         1117 Nantasket Avenue
         P.O. Box 221
         Hull, MA 02045

Boston Rowing Center:  (617) 307-8549

Museum Staff

Peter Wild, Executive Director
peter@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Ed McCabe, Director of Maritime & New Program Development
ed@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Corinne Leung, Director of Advancement and Communications
Corinne@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Victoria Stevens, Curator
victoria@hulllifesavingmuseum.org


Rafael Vieira,
Boatshop & Waterfront Educator
Rafael@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Board of Directors
Robert MacIntyre, Chair/President
Nowell Bloomenthal, Vice President
Paul Carlson, Treasurer
Dolly Snow Bicknell, Clerk
Chris Basler

Steven Clancy
Maureen Gillis
Joan Meschino
Chad Wolfe
 

Job Openings

BOSTON ROWING CENTER
A PROGRAM OF THE HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM

POSITION DESCRIPTION: MARITIME COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Maritime Coordinator oversees the operations of a busy community and youth rowing program in Boston Harbor, and reports to the Maritime Program Director. BRC rowing programs are based on traditional pilot gig fixed-seat designs. The successful candidate will be a natural leader who is comfortable on and around the water, possesses excellent organizational and inter-personal skills, and has the empathy and maturity level to lead and counsel inner-city youth. The position is based in Boston, MA and some weekend and evening work is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

ABOUT BOSTON ROWING CENTER

With a fleet of 23 traditional fixed-seat boats the Boston Rowing Center provides a robust schedule of coastal rowing programs in Boston Harbor and Hull, serving a growing following of adult members and youth groups. BRC’s youth programs apply rowing as a medium for building self-confidence, academic engagement, and communications skills guided by consistent adult and peer leadership. For adults, BRC offers community rowing in Boston and Hull, and organizes a respected calendar of races including the annual Snow Row, Head of the Weir, the Icebreaker Youth Championships and Ft. Point Open. The Boston Rowing Center is a program of Hull Lifesaving Museum, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Maritime Program Director, the Maritime Coordinator’s role is to lead the operations to develop, deliver and market the Boston Rowing Center’s programs serving inner City youth and adult community rowing groups in Boston. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the Maritime Program Director in the design and implementation of on-the-water and land-based curricula for over two hundred middle and high school aged students.
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead the Boston Adult Community Rowing program.
  • Co-organize Boston Rowing Center and HLM rowing races.
  • Manage and implement the repair, and maintenance of HLM’s fleet of 14 large, traditional  boats.
  • Gather data and compile reports to grant-makers for the Center’s inner-City youth programs.
  • Maintain and consistently upgrade the Boston Rowing Center facilities.
  • Work closely with schools and youth programs to recruit participants and ensure regular feedback.
  • Develop community and business partnerships throughout Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Market BRC program offerings to adults, businesses, schools, and alternative education programs.
  • Maintain and update the Boston Rowing Center.org website.

 REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experienced water craft operator capable of leading a rowing crew, with safety as the foremost consideration
  • Excellent communication and ability to deliver instruction and interact empathically with participants of BRC’s youth programs
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Social media expertise, primarily FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram. Some knowledge of Wordpress.
  • Working knowledge of wooden boat maintenance and repair

TO APPLY:
Forward cover letter and resume to: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org
Website: www.bostonrowingcenter.org


HLM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which actively encourages applicants who represent the broadest range of cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity.

Our Sites
Point Allerton Station
The headquarters of the Hull Lifesaving Museum is located at the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station in Hull, MA. The museum exhibits are open to
the public year round.

Windmill Point
Windmill Point Boathouse (Hull) is the base of our South Shore Maritime Program.

Boston Rowing Center
Our site for waterfront operations and our rowing fleet is located in Fort Point Cha
nnel.

Plan Your Museum Visit
Address and Phone

General Inquiries: info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org

Telephone: (781) 925-5433
Fax:  (781) 925-0992

Hours of Operation
Point Allerton Life-Saving Station Hours:
January - April: Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm.
May - December: Monday - Thursday and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.
July - August: Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.
Additional hours and guided tours available by appointment.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday - 9 am - 1 pm

Directions
Directions to: Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station

1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

From Boston:
Take Southeast Expressway South to Route 3 South. Follow Rte. 3 South to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a left off the exit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through t own . After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clap board building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Boston: 1 hour and 10 minutes.

From the South:
Take Route 3 North to Exit 14 for Route 228 (Rockland/Nantasket). Take a right off the e xit ramp and follow Rte. 228 into Hull where it becomes Nantasket Avenue. Follow Nantasket Avenue(ocean on your right) for approximately 5 miles, about a seven-minute drive through town. After crossing a narrow isthmus, bear right at the distinctly modern Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Museum, a green clapboard building with cream trim and a deep red shingle roof directly facing Boston Light, will be the first building on your left.
Approximate travel time from Exit 14 to the Museum: 25 minutes.

Directions to: Windmill Point Boathouse
185 Main Street, Hull, MA

Directions to: Boston Rowing Center
88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA  02210
 
Boston Rowing Center is located on the docks of the Barking Crab Restaurant.

Taking the T is highly recommended as there is rampant construction as well as street closings during weekdays when there is a Marathon Bombing trial in effect. Public parking is also extremely limited during the week, and slightly less limited during the weekend.
 
Public Transportation:
From the Silver Line:
At South Station, take the Silver Line (SL1, SL2, or Silver Line Way) one stop to the Courthouse Station. Exit the station on the right side staircase and straight through the doors. It's a 2 minute walk straight toward the Barking Crab.
 
From the Red Line:
Exit at South Station on the Red Line. Head northwest on Atlantic Ave. and right on Seaport Blvd. About a 10 minute walk.
 
From the Blue Line:
Exit at Aquarium Station on the Blue Line. Head southeast on Atlantic Ave., left on Seaport Blvd. and left onto Sleeper St. About a 12 minute walk.

From the Orange Line:
Exit at State Street Station. Head west on Water Street and make a right onto Oliver St. Cross the Moakley Bridge and make a left onto Sleeper St. About a 15 minute walk.

Driving:
From the North via I-93:
Heading southbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 23 - Purchase St. Stay in the left lane on the exit ramp and turn left at the first set of lights onto Seaport Boulevard. Cross the Evelyn Moakley Bridge and take the first left onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.

From the South via I-93:
Heading northbound on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 20, toward Logan Airport (I-90 East). Once inside the tunnel stay on the right lane and take the "South Boston" exit. At the top of the ramp exit onto East Service Road. Keep straight past parking lots on both sides then turn left onto Seaport Blvd. Turn right onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.
 
Alternate option from the South:
Heading north on Interstate 93 towards Boston, take Exit 20 toward the Worcester/South Station exit. Follow signs to Chinatown/South Station. At the bottom of the exit ramp head straight toward South Station on Atlantic Ave. continuing until reaching the Intercontinental Hotel. Turn right just after the hotel onto Seaport Blvd. crossing the Evelyn Moakley Bridge. Turn left onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.

From the West via Massachusetts Turnpike:
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 East to Exit 25 – South Boston.

From Logan International Airport and Route 1A South:
Follow the signs towards I-90 West – Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 24-25 towards South Boston. Keep left at the fork, follow signs to Seaport Blvd/Downtown. Continue onto B St. Turn left onto Northern Ave./Seaport Blvd. then turn right onto Sleeper St. We're located on the far side of Hotel Envoy which will be directly on the left.
 
Parking:
There are public parking meters, $.25 per 12 minutes. Most are 2-hour limit, but some are 4-hour limit.

There are parking lots that cost close to $20 and more on Northern Ave., Fan Pier Blvd., Seaport Blvd., East Service Road and Boston Wharf Road.
 
Here are two reasonable parking options within a 10 minute walk and cost $5 - weekends only. During the week they cost $18.
 
Channelside Parking, 284 A Street, Boston, MA  02127
Necco Street Garage, 38 Necco St., Boston, MA  02210

Taxi Service:
Boston Cab (617) 536-2600, Checker Cab (617) 536-7000, Metro Cab (617) 242-8000, Town Taxi (617) 536-5000

Admission
Adults, $5.00, Seniors, $3.00.
Children 18 and under, and museum members are free.

Accessibility
The Station Museum is fully accessible on the first floor, with special interpretive materials available.

Links and Partners
Sponsors:
Bloomenthal & deBastos, LLP
Nantasket Beach Resort & Conference Center
Nantasket Cranberry
One4Three Productions
Seadog Brew Pub
 

Partner Organizations: 
3A Marine Services
Allerton Harbor Canvas, LLP
Daley and Woll Marine Joinery and Restoration
Massachusetts Bay Lines

Mass. Bay Maritime Artisans
Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
Poseiden Marine Services, LLC
Steamboat Wharf Marina, Inc.
UMass Boston Division of Marine Operations


Visiting the Area

Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce
Destination Plymouth

 

 

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