Volunteering & Employment

As San Diego’s leading tourist attraction, we provide a highly collaborative and fun environment that appreciates volunteer service. Our volunteers enjoy problem-solving and are passionate about making an impact at work.





4 Acres

of Flight Deck

1 Million+


Our Mission

Preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve; Inspire and Educate future generations; and Entertain our museum guests.

Core Values


Our Volunteers deliver our operational and financial success

Guest Experience

We pro-actively engage our guests and create a fun and inspirational experience

Community Resource

We create partnerships that support our San Diego community


Our culture of safety, fun, teamwork, ownership, and a balanced work/life creates the ability to deliver an interactive and memorable guest experience

Employment on the USS Midway

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.

We offer a unique work environment that emphasizes self-starters, fun, inspiration, and service to country.

  • 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 Cafe 41
  • Merchandise discounts in Jet Shop
  • Free admission to participating San Diego Museums

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

Volunteering on the USS Midway

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life to join Midway’s Team!

Join us as an individual for an ongoing assignment, with various options to choose from or participate as a group for a one-day project. Volunteer opportunities are available in many different departments; there is something for everyone.

At 1000 hours of service, Midway volunteers are presented with an authentic, leather flight jacket at the All Hands meeting.

Volunteers make life-long friendships while working at the Midway.

Military experience is not required to be a Midway volunteer.

Midway’s culture includes having FUN!

Each month, 750 active volunteers contribute to Midway’s mission in various departments and roles.

Volunteers proudly drive the Midway’s operational success daily, keeping the Midway Magic alive!

Individual Volunteer

  • Minimum six-month time commitment requested, adults only.
  • An ongoing volunteer opportunity.
  • Midway volunteers are essential to the everyday operations of the museum and are often the highlight of the ship experience for our visitors!

Group Volunteers

  • A single day volunteer opportunity.
  • Midway welcomes military, corporate, social, religious, scholastic and other groups for group volunteer projects.
  • These projects allow your team to learn about the history of Midway as they help preserve and keep our ship clean for museum guests coming from all over the world.

Your Adventure Starts Now

Your email is the key to information that will open up all your possibilities for exploring the mighty Midway!