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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Event Production Technician (pdf)

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San Diego’s leading tourist attraction is looking for a professional with technical knowledge and ability setting temporary power and balancing electrical loads for events plus knowledge of basic sound and lighting equipment for meetings and events.

The Event Production Technician is responsible for coordination and installation of the client and vendors’ needs of temporary electrical service and audio visual services. This person will distribute ship’s power for event vendors’ equipment and physically sets up and tears down Midway’s electrical and audio visual equipment.

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:

  • Reads all event orders and checks all diagrams for set up required.
  • Coordinates with Event Managers for client and vendors’ needs of temporary electrical service and audio visual services.
  • Liaison to event vendors for questions and information regarding electrical power needs.
  • Distributes ship’s power for event vendors’ equipment.
  • Physically sets up and tears down electrical and audio visual equipment per event orders in a timely and professional manner.
  • Meets with clients on site to ensure that their needs are met and the equipment setup is working properly.
  • Delivers superior customer service by monitoring events and checking in on clients throughout the event’s duration.
  • Demonstrates good operational ability to troubleshoot and problem solve with issues relating to audio visual services.
  • Trains Facilities staff on basic audio visual setup.
  • Conducts audit of electrical service use for each event.
  • Liaisons to 3rd party power vendor and monitors their billing.
  • General inventory, maintenance and cleaning of ship’s event equipment including but not limited to tables, chairs, sound and lighting equipment, electrical equipment, etc.
  • Load/unload necessary equipment using ship’s lift equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Event electrical power and load balance technical ability and knowledge
  • Knowledge of basic sound and lighting equipment for special events.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • 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:  Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions.
Physical Requirements:  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend, stoop, kneel 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, ship’s lift equipment, fork lift, man lift, pallet jack, 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 cover letter including answers to these 3 questions to jobs@midway.org with Event Technician 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.

 

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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Custodial/Janitorial(pdf)

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The USS Midway Museum has several openings for Custodial/Janitorial positions

Status: 60 Day Temporary Assignment with potential for full time after assignment is completed.
Schedule: 40 Hours per week, Shifts vary, Must be able to work nights & weekends!

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms, using cleaners, solvents, soap solution, and polishes.
  • Clean and dust furniture; sweep, mop, vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom containers.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard-surface floors.
  • Wash walls and equipment.
  • Use and mantain assigned power equipment and hand tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in custodial maintenance or related field.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Team Player - ready and willing to help wherever needed.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow written/verbal instructions
  • Ability to operate and use small power/hand tools.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressure.
  • 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:  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend, stoop, kneel and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull/push lift, and carry up to 40 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height
Equipment Operated: Small power tools, buffer/scrubber, janitorial equipment.

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in applying, send your resume to swhaley@midway.org with Service Technician 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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Human Resources Associate

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Position Summary:

San Diego’s leading tourist attraction is seeking a candidate for an HR Support position 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.

This fulltime position will provide the opportunity to work on several key areas of HR supporting 200+ paid staff and over 700 volunteers:

  • Legal Compliance and Recordkeeping
  • New Hire Processing
  • Benefit Administration
  • HRIS Data Management, Reporting and Processing

The ideal candidate would be just as much, if not more passionate about the legal and data management function of HR as they are the employee relations function If you are confident in your skills to learn new systems/applications and use them to increase efficiencies, compliance and access to information then you will enjoy this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience:

  • Associates/Bachelor’s degree and/or Certification in Human Resources or equivalent formal training/education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Federal/State (CA) workplace laws and compliance.
  • Prior experience in a similar role.
  • Volunteer experience and/or experience working with volunteers a plus!

Skills/Abilities:

  • High proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and ability to learn new systems with ease. Access and ADP knowledge a plus!
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-initiating business environment.
  • Excellent administrative, written and verbal communications skills

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location:  Work is performed aboard the USS Midway in former administrative offices restored to basic working conditions.
    Physical Requirements:   Sit for long periods of time.  Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders; to bend, stoop, and lift standard office supplies and small office items.
    Equipment Operated: Computer, facsimile, printer, scanner, telephone.

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 HR Associate in the subject line.

  • 1. Why have you chosen a career in Human Resources?
  • 2. Describe your formal education/training in HR?
  • 3. What is your salary (or range) expectation for this position?
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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