Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at the USS Midway Museum.

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 Midway Marketplace
  • Merchandise Discounts in Jet Shop
  • Free Admission to participating San Diego Museums
  • A unique work environment that emphasizes self-starters, fun, inspiration, service to country and a work/life balance.

The USS Midway Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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

Open Positions

Click the available positions below for a full description of this opportunity.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Event Sales Coordinator

San Diego’s leading tourist attraction is seeking individuals that are interested in working in a highly collaborative fun environment, appreciate volunteer service, enjoy problem solving and are 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 Sales position is primarily responsible for responding to all military event inquires by phone, web, or email, assisting those clients through the sales process to the point of booking events (upwards of 400 military events per year) and, secondarily, provide Event Sales administrative support.

The position requires regular business hours of 8 am – 5 pm with some schedule flexibility.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Respond to all incoming phone and email inquiries from clients seeking to hold military-related events at the Midway.
  • Input confirmed military events in Reserve and refer to the Military Event Manager.
  • Respond to all incoming phone and email inquiries from individuals and groups regarding daytime docent-led tours. Input docent tour orders as needed.
  • Process web inquiries first by checking availability and then referring civilian events to appropriate Event sales staff or handling the military event inquiries personally.
  • Schedule internal meeting requests.
  • Maintain and update Event sales policies, procedures, and related documents.
  • Responsible for Event sales material assembly; coordinating with volunteers for assistance.
  • Monitor, order office supplies for Event sales and operations.
  • Coordinate periodic publication of Event Sales newsletter.
  • Be proficient in Event Sales’ Reserve and related database programs and be able to run requested reports and analyses.
  • Provide event calendars, reports, and other information as an interdepartmental liaison.
  • Serve as a back-up for Event-related site visits, for phone inquiries from Event Sales staff when sales staff is out of the office.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required, college degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the special event industry with varying types of events (private, public, fundraisers, galas, festivals, corporate, etc.) preferred.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ReServe cloud reservation system or a similar reservation application a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures.
  • 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.
  • Physical Requirements: Need to climb up and down stairs and ladders; to bend; stoop, and lift to move and retrieve office materials.  Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Equipment Operated: Hand held radio.  Computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, copier.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Safety Specialist – Part-Time – up to 28 hours per week

The USS Midway Safety and Security team has a part-time opportunity available.

The Safety Specialist is responsible for providing support to the Safety Team on weekends and nights for designated events, operations and/or early morning hours to oversee contractor access and construction operations.

The Safety Specialist will be expected work weekends and evenings on a regular basis, but the schedule may vary with the departments need.  Ability to work on a flexible changing schedule is important.   

Candidates must be able to pass a Live Scan Background Check.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide support daily security operations and designated assignments
  • Responsible for working across departments to ensure safety and security needs are met.
  • Operate alarm and monitoring systems. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High school or equivalent education required.  Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Two years in security, police or military job that required knowledge of patrol, situational awareness is desirable.
  • Relevant experience in the tourism/hospitality/attraction industry a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of security work around large crowds and special events preferred.
  • OSHA general industry rule knowledge desirable.

Skills/Abilities

  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.
  • First Aid Card (Red Cross) a plus.
  • Pass Live Scan Background Check.

Working Conditions

Job Conditions/Work Location:  Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions.
Physical Requirements:  Stretching and bending are moves commonly made throughout the day by employees working in this position.  Walking long distances and standing for long periods of time.  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend stoop, 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:  Computer, facsimile, printer, scanner, telephone, handheld radios.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Ships Electrical Systems Technician

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a ship/maritime electrical systems technician with a minimum of 5 years of experience in maritime and industrial electrical systems.  In addition to requirements listed below, candidates should also be interested in working in a highly collaborative fun and customer focused environment, appreciate volunteer service, enjoy problem solving and be 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 Ships Engineering Department Electrical Technician will be a USS MIDWAY Electrical  Technical Subject Matter Expert/POC for ship wide electrical systems, ranging from high voltage systems (440, 220) supporting aircraft elevators, ship lighting, high voltage power load centers to simple 110 systems (lighting, plug outlets).

Schedule is primarily second shift and weekends.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Support/work with other ship electricians to maintain internal and external lighting. This includes coordination with events and event power set-up with outside vendors. Internal and external lighting or associated amplified power support. Prior experience with convention or public venues requiring power to caterers, hotels and concert support companies strongly desired.
  • Support/work with ship electricians to trouble shoot/repair critical points of electrical distribution throughout the ship (switchboards, transformers, fuses and wiring).
  • Support engineering staff when operating/troubleshooting power to ship aircraft elevators, cargo dumbwaiter elevator, passenger elevators and magazine weapons elevators.
  • Understand USS MIDWAY unique electrical system and coordinate efforts when contractors are onboard installing new electrical system, modifying existing systems or troubleshooting and repairing degraded systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required. College degree strongly desired.
  • Marine journeyman, Navy Electrician’s Mate, utility plant electrician.
  • 5 years of experience and qualifications in maritime and industrial electrical systems, procedural compliance and safety requirements in a high voltage electricity and handling of hazardous material and power supplies.

Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge in ship/maritime electrical systems that are built into hull structures, compartments, engineering systems, structural design and equipment.
  • Technical knowledge and ability to read ships electrical drawings, one lines, schematics, wiring diagrams, diesel generators, fire/smoke control systems, analyze new construction loads that will be connected to existing original systems onboard USS MIDWAY. Meticulous ship repair skills.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Can create clear and concise instructions as well as provide clear and detailed guidance to subordinates.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures.
  • Self-motivated and problem solve without supervision. Exercise outstanding initiative.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned. Can provide constructive feedback in a calm and factual manner to senior leadership/management.
  • Demonstrates an organizational fit for the company culture.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Be trustworthy to handle high value equipment and highly valuable recyclable material.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours.

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 up to 200ft elevation; work in small places i.e. tanks and voids, bend stoop, 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: Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Ship Painter

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: 3060 day Temporary assignment with potential for full-time hire after assignment is completed
  • Hourly rate: $13 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, forklift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sandblaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment
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