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 Fantail Café
  • 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

Status: 60 Day Temporary Assignment with potential for full time after an assignment is completed.
Schedule: 40 hours per week, schedule varies.
Hourly rate: $15 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.

Position Summary:

The Logistics Supervisor reports to the Facilities Manager. He/she is responsible for carrying out and delegate work assignment including special events support, custodial maintenance, preservation, general labor, maintenance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accomplish work assignments as directed by the Facilities Manager, which include: special events support, spaces/equipment maintenance, interior/exterior hull preservation/corrosion control, custodial maintenance, trash removal, and general labor.
  • Assign work assignment to his/her crew and monitor progress.
  • Operate aircraft/bomb elevator, forklift, man-lift, and rolling stocks.
  • In-charge of receiving/shipments and deliveries.
  • Load-in and load-off supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School graduate. A team player, who demonstrates an ability to interact with the public, customers, and vendors. Must demonstrate a good working relationship with other departments.

Skills/Abilities

  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise maintenance crew of five or more.
  • Knowledge of Aircraft Carrier hull structure, compartments/spaces, and shipboard equipment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use small power tools.

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, 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, riding buffer/scrubber, computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, copier, small power tools, and two-way radio.

SAN DIEGO, CA

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a hydraulic/mechanical technician with a minimum of 10 years of experience.  Must be qualified in Navy aircraft, cargo dumbwaiter and weapon magazine elevators.  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 Hydraulic/Mechanical Technician will be the Technical Subject Matter Expert/Primary POC for our Aircraft Elevators (1,2, 3), Cargo/Bomb Elevator, Dumbwaiter Elevator, Passenger Elevators (Pier, Hangar Bay, and 2nd Deck) and Weapons Magazine elevators below decks.  This individual has the leadership experience and maturity to appreciate how we continue to use all our former aircraft and weapons elevators to support museum events and logistics.

The schedule is generally Monday – Friday but must be flexible to work nights and weekends as needed.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Inspect /ensure the material readiness and operations of all 3 Aircraft 80-ton elevators. Verify hydraulic levels, electrical indicators, lubrication of cables and coordinate repair with contractor support.
  • Inspect/ensure the material readiness and operation of Cargo/Bomb and dumbwaiter elevators that supports the hangar bay and flight deck. Verify electrical controls, hatches, brake assemblies, and cables are safe to operate. Coordinate repair with contractor support.
  • Inspect/ensure the material readiness and operation of Passenger Elevators supporting guests and staff from the pier, hangar bay, flight deck and 2nd deck areas of the ship. Verify elevators operate per Otis design and staff do not overload passenger elevators with heavy equipment. Primary POC with Otis elevators repair teams when called.
  • Inspect/ensure the material readiness and operation of the weapons cargo elevators that bring equipment from the hangar bay to 5th deck storage spaces. Verify air control systems, cable systems and platforms are safe to operate as required. Coordinate repair with contractor support.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

Education/Experience: 

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Qualified in Navy aircraft, cargo dumbwaiter and weapon magazine elevators. Certified with Otis passenger elevators is desired.

Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to lead, prioritize, provide daily management and long-term planning/recommendations for senior leadership/management.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • 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, forklift, man lift, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sandblaster, small power tools, and janitorial equipment.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Position Summary

San Diego’s top-rated attraction, the USS Midway Museum, has an opening for an Event Services Supervisor.   This position provides support for evening events with regards to interaction with Midway event managers and clients and the coordination of the tear-down and load-out of vendors and their equipment.  This position works closely with a variety of constituents, requiring the candidate to possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including a proven ability to tactfully collaborate on challenging issues.

Status:             Hourly, Regular full-time with benefits
Schedule:        Evenings and weekends.  Schedule varies based on events

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK A SCHEDULE that WILL INCLUDE WEEKENDS, EVENINGS AND HOLIDAYS.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Supervise and direct part-time staff to support all special events onboard.
  • Monitor operations of the loading area to oversee vendor operations/load-in & load-out related to special events.
  • Liaison with event management team and Engineering to support the fluid needs of evening special events.
  • Operate aircraft/bomb elevator, fork lift, man-lift and rolling stocks.
  • Maintain accurate daily records for setup/teardown and pass along log to ES Manager.
  • Monitor event equipment for cleaning, repairs and maintenance and proper storage.
  • Oversee daily duties such as reset café furniture.
  • Report lost, damaged or missing equipment.
  • Report staff issues to ES Manager.
  • Trains staff in safety procedures of pallet jacks and cart use plus standard setup procedures of event equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of related experience required
  • Prior experience supervising employees.
  • Forklift certification a plus.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word and Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Can create clear and concise instructions as well as provide clear and detailed guidance to subordinates.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates an organizational fit for the company culture.
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours.

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Working onboard a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions with exposure to the elements.  Shifts vary and require ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Physical Requirements: Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend, stoop, kneel and lift to move and retrieve materials & equipment; pull/push lift, and carry up to 80 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Walking long distances and standing for long periods of time.
  • Equipment Operated: Computer (Microsoft Office Email, Word, Excel, etc.), printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, hand held radio, aircraft elevator, cargo elevator, fork lift, man lift and motorized pallet jack.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Position Summary

San Diego’s leading tourist attraction is looking for a safety and security professional that is interested in working in a highly collaborative fun and customer focused 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 Safety Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership to the Safety Team on weekends and designated events and coordinates and delivers safety oriented training throughout the Museum.

Schedule varies but primarily provides coverage for weekends and evening events.

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

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and leadership for the daily operations and designated events as assigned.
  • Ensure Safety staff/volunteers have all the tools, supplies, and information they need to best serve our guests.
  • Responsible for working across departments to ensure safety and security needs are met.
  • Coordinate training for the Safety Training Officers and monitor the Safety Training Program.
  • Deliver safety training as needed for all museum departments. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

Education/Experience: 

  • High school or equivalent education required.  Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Two years of safety and security management or supervisor experience, police or military experience considered.
  • Relevant experience in the tourism/hospitality/attraction industry a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of security work around large crowds and special events.
  • Prior experience in OSHA Safety is desirable.

Skills/Abilities

  • Intermediate computer and Microsoft Office applications skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Ability to investigate incidents, personnel matters and produce concise investigative reports to the Director.
  • 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.
  • 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

Are you currently working in food service, are detail oriented 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 for a hands-on Café Supervisor to oversee our interim pre-packaged inventory food service experience for our guests while we build a new full service café.

Schedule:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Generally two days off in a row
  • Weekends and holidays
  • Early morning shifts, no evenings

As the Café Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring a high quality food service experience for our guests.  This position will manage the day to day operations of the café to include supervision of the staff, ordering/receiving/rotating food/beverage inventory in accordance to health/safety regulations and to anticipate food/beverage inventory needs based on projected attendance levels

Summary of Duties

  • Coordinate weekly café schedule posting to insure adequate staffing levels based on attendance projections.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the café including supervision of all staff
  • Manage and maintain cafe supply inventory.
  • Assist Director of Operations with food service sales reporting, financial accounting and monitoring.
  • Monitors and maintains all quality control records, to include ensuring quality assurance and loss prevention policies and procedures are being adhered to.
  • Reconcile daily revenue and close out POS registers.
  • Carry out temperature checks on all perishable food items
  • Ensure that food and beverage operates within all regulatory guidelines for Health Department and City/County of San Diego
  • Design and execute a HAACP program for current menu selection
  • Ensure stock levels and product pricings are correct
  • Carry out staff briefings pre-shift
  • Undertake visual Health & Safety checks and ensure all accidents are recorded and reported 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma. Associates degree or higher in hospitality management a plus.
  • Knowledge of food Health & Safety; food handlers certificate a plus.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in retail food service with inventory responsibilities.
  • Previous experience supervising employees preferred.  

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. POS software experience a plus.
  • Must be friendly, personable and comfortable engaging with guests.
  • Have a passion for customer service.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Must be a “hands on” supervisor who is willing to step in and function as one of the team.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and good judgment in providing guests an exceptional experience.

Working Conditions:

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed in an office, hangar and flight deck on board an aircraft carrier with exposure to elements.  Work schedule includes weekends and holidays, early morning shifts, no evenings. Five days per week.
 Physical Requirements:  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders; bend stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; frequent lifting, carrying, transporting, loading and unloading food and beverage product.  Walking long distances and standing for long periods of time.  Must be able to pull/push lift, and carry up to 35 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.
Equipment Operated: Computer (Microsoft Office Email, Word, Excel, etc.), printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, point of sale system, motorized pallet jack.

SAN DIEGO, CA

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 for a hands-on front line lead to work alongside our guest services representatives to deliver exceptional customer service.

Schedule:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Sunday through Thursday work week, with Fridays and Saturdays off
  • Starting shift hours traditionally fall between 8:30am and 9:00am, with an ending time between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.

 

As a Guest Services Lead, the most important task you will perform is to pro-actively engage our guests, staff and volunteers, to assure the most positive Midway experience possible.  

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

  • Motivate, coach, inspire and train GS staff/volunteers to deliver proactive, friendly service that exceeds our guests’ expectations.
  • Insure GS staff/volunteers have all the tools, supplies, and information they need to best serve our guests.
  • Responsible for working across departments to ensure a seamless delivery of the guest experience.
  • Prepare workstation search morning for museum operations.
  • Assign staff positions for the day by preparing a rotation schedule (including the management of breaks/lunches).
  • Brief staff on daily responsibilities.
  • Oversee areas managed by Guest Services during hours of operation, assuring the best guest experience is provided.
  • Daily responsibilities of the Guest Services staff and Leadership include:
    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.
    5. Battle of the Midway Theater: Introduce the Battle of the Midway movie and its importance to Midway History.
    6. Flight Simulators: assuring guests have a safe and enjoyable experience
  • Manage end of day responsibilities, securing work areas and equipment.
  • Assist in training new hires with direction from the Guest Services Manager.
  • Assist in scheduling with direction from the Guest Services Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience:

  • HS Student, HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-2 years customer service and supervisory experience required.  

Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be friendly, personable and comfortable engaging with guests.
  • Have a passion for customer service.
  • Ability to mentor/coach/inspire front-line hourly employees to deliver an outstanding guest experience.
  • Ability to lead collaborations with multiple parties and leadership skills to inspire, motivate, and gain trust from staff, partners, vendors, etc.
  • Reliable and dependable: an ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and good judgment in providing guests an exceptional experience.
  • 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

SAN DIEGO, CA

Are you upbeat, positive, reliable and passionate about working with kids?  Are you looking for a job in a unique and fun environment?  The most visited aircraft carrier museum, the USS Midway Museum, is looking for Overnight Educators. The USS Midway Youth Overnight Adventure has a great part-time opportunity for someone that enjoys working with kids.  This fun and inspirational program provides youth ages 4-18 the experience of spending the night on an aircraft carrier.    Learn more about our Overnight Adventure at https://www.midway.org/Overnight-Program.

Job Details

  • Part-time, up to 20 hours per week.
  • Weekends and evening hours required.
  • Administer activities supporting the Youth Program Overnight Adventure
  • Assist with event check in and equipment Set-Up and Take-Down
  • Guide Youth and Guests thru USS Midway chat stations
  • Attend Pre and Post Mission Briefings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Must be friendly, personable and comfortable engaging with guests of all ages.
  • Enjoy working with elementary, middle and high school aged youth.
  • A team player. Must work well with others.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and good judgment in providing guests an exceptional experience.
  • Pass Live Scan Background Check

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 20 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.
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