Employment Opportunities

The USS Midway Museum is America’s most-visited historic floating ship museum. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy and contributions of naval aviation as well as honoring those who serve America in uniform. It is the top-rated attraction in San Diego and hosts more than 1,000,000 visitors annually. Located in downtown San Diego, it is open daily.

Be part of a fun and exciting team aboard America’s most-visited aircraft carrier museum!

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. 
  • THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY
  • THE USS MIDWAY MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Event Manager
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.
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.

  • What is your salary (or range) expectation for this position?
  • Describe your experience /knowledge working with meeting and event industry vendors and/or production companies.
  • 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.

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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Frontline Guest Service Representatives – Part-time

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Are you upbeat, positive, reliable and have a passion for people?  Are you looking for a job in a unique and fun environment?  The most visited aircraft carrier museum, the USS Midway Museum, is looking friendly part-time guest service associates to be make lasting impressions with all of our guests onboard. 
As a Guest Services Representative, the most important task you will perform is to pro-actively engage our guests making them feel welcomed, comfortable, and important. 

While you are busy doing that, here are some other operational tasks that you will be responsible for:

1. Entry Brow/Pier:  Greet guests as they come aboard. Scan tickets and check other forms of admission
2. Hangar Deck Entrance:  Greet guests as they enter the Hangar Deck and direct them to Audio Tour line.
3. Audio Tour Distribution:  Ensure guests receive their audio tour equipment and understand how to use it.   
4. Audio Tour Return:  Guests turns in their audio equipment and are thanked for visiting as they leave.

Pay rate:  $11.50/ hour
Schedule:  20 – 30 hours per week, must be able to work at least one weekend day, along with weekday availability.  Sunday availability a plus!

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • HS Student, HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience

  
Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be friendly, personable and comfortable engaging with guests.
  • Reliable and dependable:  ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate excellent guest services skills.
  • A team player. Must work well with others.

Working Conditions:
Job Conditions/Work Location: Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor.
 Physical Requirements:  Stretching and bending are moves commonly made throughout the day by employees working in this position. Frequent lifting, carrying, transporting, loading and unloading Audio equipment. Walking long distances, frequent twisting, bending and stooping, and standing for long periods of time.
Equipment Operated:  N/A

If you meet the qualifications for the position and are interested in the applying, please submit your resume to kandersen@midway.org.

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