Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the USS Midway Museum. The following positions are currently available. Click below for a full description of the position:

 
 
Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.
 

Some of the benefits the USS Midway Museum offers regular full-time employees are:

  • Company-paid Health and Dental Insurance
  • Company-paid Life and LTD insurance
  • Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay
  • 403(b) Plan with match
  • Paid On-site Parking
  • Discounts at Fantail Café
  • Merchandise Discounts in Jet Shop
  • Free Admission to participating San Diego Museums
  • Unique work environment that emphasizes self-starters, fun, inspiration, service to country and a work/life balance. 

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Project Manager Engineering (pdf)

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The USS Midway Museum is seeking an Engineering Project Manager for new construction projects, repairs and upgrades.  This person will report to Midway’s Chief Engineer to coordinate major construction projects.

Job Details:
 
  • Status: Salary, Exempt
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week as neded

This is a perfect opportunity for someone seeking a position that will allow them to enjoy a flexible schedule and work/life balance while using their expertise to honor the legacy of those who serve by supporting the mission of the most visited Aircraft Carrier Museum in the world. 

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Initiate project set-up.  Estimate initial budgets, schedules, manpower, subcontractors and obtain bids for the project.  Evaluate bids and bidding contractors.
  • Provide contract award recommendation with the CHENG to CEO and CFO as appropriate.
  • Determine project goals and objectives and manage the project team.
  • Review contractor’s production schedule including all tasks, durations, milestones, resources and key events. Oversee updates of schedules to monitor progress and incorporate approved change
  • Resolve all production all production issues that cannot be handled by other members of the production team such as interface problems between crafts, quality assurance, planning, and Midway.
  • Monitor progress and ensure production deadlines are met. 
  • Ensure that Safety, HAZMAT requirements for both OSHA and CA OSHA environmental policies including Midway personnel are met. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in custodial maintenance or a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • Engineering Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience in marine industry, including 3 years of focused shipyard engineering project management and contract management involving both repair and new construction experience.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to lead collaborations with multiple parties and leadership skills to inspire, motivate, and gain trust from staff, contract partners, vendors, etc.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Excellent organizational, writing and presentation skills and high attention to detail.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned

Working Conditions:
 Job Conditions/Work Location:  Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions.
Physical Requirements:  Able to go up and down steep shipboard ladders and crawl into tight spaces.
Equipment Operated: Computer, facsimile, printer, scanner, telephone.

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in applying, please submit resume with salary expectations to jobs@midway.org with “Project Manager” in the subject line.
Be part of a fun and exciting team aboard America’s most-visited aircraft carrier museum!
The USS Midway Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Maintenance Technician

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Position Summary:
 

Seeking motivated skilled laborers needed to provide the general labor necessary for the maintenance of naval shipboard systems and support the daily operations of the facilities department.

Job Details:
 
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week, must be able to work nights & weekends
  • Status: 30-60 day Temporary assignment with potential for full time hire after assignment is completed
  • Hourly rate: $11 - $12 per hour based on experience 
POSITION REQUIRES RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION TO ACCOMMODATE LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING HOURS.
MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK A SCHEDULE that WILL INCLUDE WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS.
 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Assist in basic construction and plumbing services
  • Load/unload event gear with lift equipment
  • Operate shipboard equipment
  • Perform basic equipment repair
  • Clean, dust, wipe, sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience required
  • U.S. Navy shipboard maintenance experience a plus!
  • Basic knowledge of shipboard electrical, mechanical and auxiliary systems preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed on board an aircraft carrier. 
  • Physical Requirements: Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull/push lift, and carry heavy objects; reach both above and below shoulder height
  • Equipment Operated: Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in applying, send your resume with Maintenance Technician in the subject line to swhaley@midway.org.

Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

The USS Midway Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Ship's Painter

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Position Summary:
 

Seeking an experienced ship painter to be a part of the Ship’s Preservation team.  This person will also provide the general labor necessary for the daily operations of the facilities department.

Job Details:
 
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week, schedule varies
  • Status: 30-60 day Temporary assignment with potential for full time hire after assignment is completed
  • Hourly rate: $12 per hour 
POSITION REQUIRES RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION TO ACCOMMODATE LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING HOURS.
MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK A SCHEDULE that WILL INCLUDE WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS.
 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Painting, demolition, scraping, etc.
  • Assist in basic construction
  • Load/unload event gear with lift equipment
  • Operate shipboard equipment
  • Clean, dust, wipe, sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of related experience required
  • Shipboard painting experience a plus.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed on board an aircraft carrier. 
  • Physical Requirements: Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull/push lift, and carry up to 80 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height
  • Equipment Operated: Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in applying, send your resume with Ship's Painter in the subject line to swhaley@midway.org.

Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

The USS Midway Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Event Manager (pdf)

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San Diego’s leading tourist attraction is looking for an event professional that is interested in working in a highly collaborative fun environment, appreciates volunteer service, enjoys problem solving and is passionate about making an impact at work.  A relatively young and small organization, the Midway provides an excellent opportunity for staff to experience ownership of their work and see immediate results of their efforts while also enjoying a balanced work/life.

Job Details:

The Event Manager is responsible for the day to day planning and execution of events aboard the Midway. The position schedule varies based on events and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends as the event schedule demands. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of an assigned event and liaison with staff working in conjunction with the event to ensure its success
  • Establish relationship with the client and begin event file management, revising and updating file throughout the planning process
  • Communicate all needs in a timely manner so that the client can respond with appropriate information needed. Send all correspondence with updated cost estimates, policy changes or additions
  • Liaison to vendors and prepare schedules for all load in’s and out’s
  • Create diagrams with client and vendor input and distribute internally and externally
  • Attend weekly meetings and hold briefings with internal staff to ensure that all plans are in place and ready to be executed by other departments
  • Collect actual numbers at the end of show and submit to events assistant for invoicing
  • Properly close out file at conclusion of show and be certain that all historical data is incorporated for future use

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required, college degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in the meeting and event industry or closely related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience applicable to the duties listed in the job description.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of ReServe, Delphi, Maximo, Social Tables a plus.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve without supervision.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location:  Work is performed on board an aircraft carrier.  Requires ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Physical Requirements:   Need to climb up and down stairs and ladders; to bend; stoop, and lift to move and retrieve office materials.
  • Equipment Operated:  Hand held radio.  Computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, copier.

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in applying, send your resume with cover letter including answers to these 3 questions to jobs@midway.org, with Event Manager in the subject line.

  1. What is your salary (or range) expectation for this position?
  2. Describe your experience /knowledge working with meeting and event industry vendors and/or production companies.
  3. Explain why a varied schedule (not M-F, 8-5) that includes nights and weekends is appealing to you.

Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

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