Job Opportunities

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

About the Midway

The USS Midway Museum is America’s most visited naval historic ship museum. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy and contributions of US Naval Aviation as well as honoring those who serve, and served, America in uniform. The Midway Museum 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.

Why the USS Midway Museum?
The longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century now serves as a symbol of freedom and a legacy to those who served. Join our team and help us preserve those freedoms by sharing their stories with the world.

Some of the benefits the USS Midway Museum offers regular full-time employees are:

  • 100% Company-paid Health and Dental insurance
  • 100% Company-paid Life and LTD insurance
  • Competitive Vacation, Sick time and paid holidays
  • 403(b) Plan with 100% match up to 5% of salary and immediate vesting.
  • Annual discretionary bonus program

Full-time and part-time employee benefits:

  • Paid Parking and walking distance to public transportation
  • Work downtown on the water in the heart of the Embarcadero Waterfront experience.
  • Discounts at onsite Café
  • Merchandise Discounts in Jet Shop
  • Free Admission to participating San Diego Museums
  • Friendly culture and casual environment.

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. 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

SAN DIEGO, CA

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 onboard program for grades 2 – 8  covering science, math and social studies has expanded and now includes Distance Learning/Virtual visits to the Midway.  Learn more about our Field Trip programs at https://www.midway.org/education/school-youth/school-programs/ Learn more about our Distance Learning programs by visiting https://www.midway.org/education/school-youth/distance-learning-school-programs/

JOB DETAILS:

  • Hourly Pay Rate:  $16/hr
  • Traditional school schedule: weekdays Monday – Friday, through the month’s SEP – JUN
  • Work shift hours are 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • 15-20 – hours per week
  • Three (3) days per week required availability. Days vary based on department needs.
  • Provide educational instruction to school groups of all ages while on the USS Midway Museum
  • Provide educational instruction to school groups of all ages using video conference software to conduct virtual visits from the USS Midway Museum.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Three years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Classroom and Virtual Classroom management skills.
  • Ability to explain technical, historical, and scientific information in an entertaining fashion.
  • Enjoy working with elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Familiarity with the technology involved in operating video conferencing software platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google meets, etc.
  • 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:  Frequent 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

Are you upbeat, positive, reliable and have a passion for people?  Are you looking for a job in a unique and fun environment?  The USS Midway Museum is looking for an Admissions/Cashier Lead to join our guest services team in delivering exceptional customer service.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The USS Midway Museum is an immensely popular event venue. Its unique downtown location, convention center proximity and 360-degree panorama view make it an unparalleled venue for every occasion. More than 700 private and active-duty Navy events are held annually.  The Midway can accommodate events for up to 3,500 guests.

The Museum has openings for event bartenders.   Positions are part-time.  Weekly hours are approximately 10-20 hours per week with potential for more as event business returns.  Pay is $15.00 per hour plus gratuity share.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages
  • Interact with customers, take orders, and serve drinks
  • Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations
  • Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails
  • Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
  • Stay guest focused and provide an excellent guest experience
  • Comply with all food and beverage regulations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum one-year experience in bartending
  • At least one-year experience in customer service and/or hospitality preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard an Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor.

Physical Requirements:  Standing for long periods, climbing up/down stairs and ladders; and carry up to 50 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.

Equipment Operated:  Computer, printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, and scanner.

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 USS Midway Museum is looking for an Admissions/Cashier Lead to join our guest services team in delivering exceptional customer service.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

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 friendly part-time guest service associates to be make lasting impressions with all our guests onboard.

Pay rate:  $15.00/ hour

Schedule:  20 – 30 hours per week, 3-4 days weekly between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

**Sunday availability is required.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Greeters:  Welcome guests as they enter the museum.
  2. Audio Tour Distribution:  Ensure guests receive their audio tour equipment and understand how to use it.
  3. Audio Tour Return:  Guests turns in their audio equipment and are thanked for visiting as they leave.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

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

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

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 an Admissions Team Member to join our guest services team in delivering exceptional customer service.

Pay rate:  $16.00/ hour

Schedule: 20-30 hours per week

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Weekend and holiday availability required.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically greet guests at the ticket window or entrance scanning station.
  • Assist guests with selection of appropriate admission tickets.
  • Accurately enter ticket purchases into Gateway Ticketing System.
  • Accurately check and scan various ticket and membership types at scanning stations.
  • Be knowledgeable of all programs and facilities both onboard, and in the ticket office.
  • Respond to inquiries with information/suggestions to enhance guests visit.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, and organization of workstation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • HS Student, HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Prior customer service.
  • P.O.S./cashiering experience a plus.

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:  Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

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 Event Setup Rep (On Call).

Department:  Events

Reports to:     Event Operations Manager

Status:            On call

Pay rate:        $15.00 hour

Schedule:       AM/PM shifts.  Must be able to work weekends/holidays.

Position Summary

San Diego’s top-rated attraction, the USS Midway Museum, is seeking Event Service Representatives.  This position provides the general labor necessary for the set up and tear down and equipment for special events.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clean, dust, and wipe rental equipment furniture
  • Load/unload event gear and equipment with lift equipment
  • Physically set up and tear down event equipment i.e. tables, chairs, stanchions, flooring, umbrellas, etc.
  • Assemble furniture and space accessories, i.e. shelving, cabinets, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior related experience preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • 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:  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 50 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.

Equipment Operated:  Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, small power tools and janitorial equipment.

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 now hiring.

Status:      Full Time with 100% medical & dental, 403b with match, vacation, sick and holiday hours.

Schedule:  40 hours per week, shifts vary

Pay rate:  $16.00 per hour

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/ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience preferred.

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.

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