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

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 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.

SAN DIEGO, CA

San Diego’s top-rated attraction, the USS Midway Museum, is looking for a Logistics & Maintenance Technician to provide operational logistics of our loading dock and general labor/maintenance as required.

 Status:      Regular full time with 100% paid Medical and Dental, 1st of the month after 30 days

Schedule:  40 hours per week, must be able to work nights & weekends!

Pay Rate:  $17.00 per hour

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

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for daily operational logistics that requires movement of equipment/supplies from the pier via aircraft elevators, hangar bay to flight deck via cargo/bomb elevator and via forklift through the hangar bay and flight deck.
  • Receive and deliver USPS, FEDEX, Amazon and other general package deliveries on behalf of MIDWAY and MIDWAY vendors.
  • Support timely onload of perishable food items for catering, café and special events.
  • Support proper removal of trash, retrograde, HAZMAT, e-waste, recyclable material, grease, aircraft or vehicles as required.
  • Perform general maintenance and repair of the ship and associated equipment including interior/exterior hull preservation, corrosion control, truck, van, forklift and light towers as well as general custodial maintenance.
  • Operate aircraft/bomb elevator, forklift (large and smaller forklifts), man-lift and rolling stocks.
  • Work collaboratively with all internal departments to ensure coordination of activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS/ABILITIES:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Graduate
  • Previous related work experience with maintenance/repair, or warehouse logistics.
  • U.S. Navy shipboard maintenance experience a plus!

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Qualified or can be qualified to operate forklifts, pallet equipment and other Midway specific equipment
  • Maintain a qualified driving record to operate company vehicles.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to use small power (hand and cleaning) tools.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work in a self-initiating business environment.
  • 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
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours as assigned.

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 40 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.

Equipment Operated:  Forklift, pallet equipment, small power tools, buffer/scrubber, and janitorial equipment.

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