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

Custodial/Janitorial

Status: 3060 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!
Pay rate:  $13.00 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:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes.
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors
  • Wash walls and equipment.
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, vacuums, brooms and mops for cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, equipment, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in custodial maintenance or a related field. 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.
  • Excellent customer service 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 pressures. 

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed on board an aircraft carrier.  Shifts vary and require ability to work nights and weekends.
  • 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 40 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Equipment Operated: Small power tools, buffer/scrubber, and janitorial equipment.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Frontline Guest Services Lead

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.

As a Guest Services Lead, you will have the important task you will perform is to proactively engage our guests making them feel welcomed, comfortable, and important.  Equally essential is your commitment to internal customer service and supporting the Guest Services team and other frontline employees and volunteers.

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

  • Assist staff in preparing work stations each morning for museum operations.
  • Assign staff positions for the day by preparing rotation schedule (including the management of breaks/lunches).
  • Serve as the front line resource for Guest Services staff in answering questions and providing guidance on daily responsibilities and performance.
  • Brief staff daily on pertinent information regarding museum operations.
  • Oversee areas (listed below) managed by Guest Services during hours of operation, assuring the best guest experience is provided. On most days you will be personally fulfilling these roles alongside Guest Service Representatives.
    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: Collect audio tour equipment from guests and thank them for their visit.  Clean and take inventory of audio equipment and prepare devices for repair as needed.
    5. Battle of the Midway Theater: Introduce the Battle of the Midway movie and its importance to Midway History.
    6. Air Combat Simulators: Assist guests in preparing and practicing for their ride and assure they have an enjoyable experience.
  • Manage end of day responsibilities, securing work areas and equipment.
  • Manage inventory of departmental supplies with the direction from the Guest Services Manager, ensuring staff have tools needed to succeed in their roles.
  • Assist in training new hires and ongoing education for staff with direction from the Guest Services Manager.
  • Assist Guest Services Manager with scheduling and staff availability as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Schedule:  This full-time position will include work days of Sunday and Monday, with three additional days scheduled during the week.  Starting shift hours traditionally fall between 8:30am and 9:00am, with an ending time between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. 

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.
  • Reliable and dependable: ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and good judgment in providing guests an exceptional experience.
  • Comfortable providing leadership and direction to other employees
  • 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

Hydraulic/Mechanical Technician

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

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 three Aircraft 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, fork lift, man lift, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Part-Time Educator (20-25 hrs/wk)

The USS Midway School Field Trip program has a great opportunity for experienced teachers looking to use their skills in an informal, fun, teaching environment.  Our popular school programs sell out each year hosting over 45,000 students grades 2 – 8 for onboard science, math, and social studies workshops.  Learn more about our youth programs at https://www.midway.org/school-programs.

Job Details:

  • Traditional school schedule: weekdays Monday – Friday, through the months SEP – JUN
  • Work shift hours are 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • 20 – 25 hours per week
  • Four (4) days per week required availability
  • Provide innovative educational instruction to school groups of all ages

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Three years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Classroom management skills.
  • Ability to explain technical, historical, and scientific information in an entertaining fashion.
  • Enjoys working with all age groups from elementary to middle and high school students.
  • Spanish as a second language is a plus.
  • Candidates must be able to climb up and down stairs and crew ladders, perform light cleaning duties, and lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Pass Live Scan Background check.

Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed onboard an aircraft carrier.
  • Physical Requirements: Constant climbing up/down stairs and crew ladders; ability to bend and stoop to lift, move and/or retrieve objects, artifacts, and teaching materials; pull, push, lift, and carry up to 20 lbs.; reach both above and below shoulder height.

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 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 a security, policy 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.
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