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

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a Damage Control/Hull Technician with a minimum of 10 years of experience in maritime damage control.  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 Damage Control/Hull Tech Supervisor is responsible for being the subject matter expert technician in the area U.S. Navy/Maritime ship damage control, fire safety, and material/hull structural readiness and will provide leadership and oversight of contractors performing repairs.

Schedule is 4:00 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday, but must be flexible to work weekends as needed.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, create, manage and maintain critical and required industrial safety and material programs and equipment associated with voids, tanks and confined spaces.
  • Key point of contact as the subject matter expert to ensure program compliance and procedures with installed firefighting detection and alarm systems, staff training, and confined spaces which includes proper gas free engineering.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring of ships welding team in carrying out the maintenance/modernization upgrades.
  • Key point of contact for contractors on the ship with work in progress.
  • Maintain and oversee ship’s proper ballasting requirements, main space ventilations and dehumidification program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required. College degree strongly desired.
  • 10 or more years of experience in maritime damage control compliance and safety requirements in an industrial environment for a maritime ship/platform and handling of hazardous material and metals.
  • Successful track record of leading and managing personnel – minimum 3 years.
  • CPR certified preferred

 Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to lead, prioritize, provide daily management to subordinates and develop long term planning/recommendations for senior leadership/management.
  • Meticulous ship repair, trouble shooting, problem solving and skills.
  • Competent person in the area of Confined Space Training
  • Knowledge in ship/maritime hull structure, compartments, engineering systems, structural design and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Be trustworthy to handle highly sensitive financial information and highly valuable recyclable material.
  • Ability to work early morning or day 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

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. On average, 97 percent of event attendees have never been aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. More than 700 private and active-duty Navy events are held annually.  The Midway can accommodate events of up to 3,500 guests.

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a senior-level event industry professional with extensive experience, preferably in both sales and planning/execution for large scale events of 1,000 or more.  Reporting to the CEO, this position has responsibility for sales, planning, execution and catering bar services and provides leadership for a team of 15 full time employees plus part time staff.  This first time opening is ideal for candidates motivated by working for a nonprofit organization that preserves and showcases the legacy of service in uniform, as well as an environment that is volunteer based, one that values work ownership, and one that balances high-profile responsibilities with a balanced work/life.

In addition to requirements listed below, the best-fit candidates will have highly effective leadership skills and a minimum of ten years’ special event experience in event management at a venue or as an event planner for a high-volume meetings/event company.

Position Summary:

The Director of Events has overall responsibility for events (sales, operations and catering bar services) in a 24/7 event venue with a seamless turnover from sales to operations while consistently delivering a high level of service.  The position is responsible for achieving guest and employee satisfaction and for managing the profitable financial performance of the event business.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement overall event-sales strategies for the sales department with sales personnel.
  • Lead the event-planning as well as event-execution teams.
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with leading vendors, partners and community stakeholders in support of the event business aboard Midway.
  • Build and monitor annual budgets spanning the private events and military ceremonies business aboard Midway.
  • Mentor, train, motivate and coach all members of the special events team including sales, military ceremonies, event operations, and beverage services regarding best practices and delivering exceptional internal and external service.
  • Oversee departmental staff development, including recruitment, hiring and evaluation.
  • Communicate vision for service delivery in both sales and event operations to ensure high level of guest experience.
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal departments to ensure great teamwork and consistency for all events.
  • Oversee all development of policies and procedures. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

Education/Experience: 

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ special event experience in event management at a venue, or as an event planner for a high-volume meetings/event company. Prefer experience in both sales and planning/execution for large scale events of 1,000 or more.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading/managing a staff of 5 or more. 

Skills/Abilities

  • Highly effective leadership skills, proven ability to lead a team.
  • Ability to lead collaborations with multiple parties and leadership skills to inspire, motivate, and gain trust from staff, partners, vendors, etc.; must be able to work with a wide range of individuals.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ReServe and Social Tables software a plus.
  • Excellent administrative, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-initiating business environment.
  • Ability to multitask efficiently.
  • 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.
  • Able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

Working Conditions

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard the USS Midway in former administrative offices restored to basic working conditions.
Physical Requirements: Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders and to bend, stoop, and lift standard office supplies and small office items.
Equipment Operated: Computer, printer, scanner, telephone.

SAN DIEGO, CA

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a Director of Marketing to develop and oversee the Museum’s marketing and communications strategies as well as overall branding and image development/enhancement.    The ultimate responsibility is to increase local/national awareness among target audiences, drive visitation by daytime museum guests, and support internal departments with marketing needs, i.e., private events, education, membership, volunteer/employee recruitment, and the USS Midway Foundation.

In addition to requirements listed below, the best-fit candidates will have a minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior management position, leading a complex, successful marketing department/organization.  Experience in Southern California hospitality/tourism a strong plus.  Candidates should also be motivated by working for a nonprofit organization that preserves and showcases the legacy of service in uniform, as well as an environment that is volunteer based, one that values work ownership, and one that balances high-profile responsibilities with a balanced work/life.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Develops annual strategic museum marketing plans, clearly delineating relevant factors, audiences, goals, key messages, strategies, tactics and budgets.
  • Oversees and participates in the implementation of marketing tactics, including but not limited to partner development, community relations, media relations, cross promotions, promotional events, alliance development, publications, advertising, collateral development and digital content.
  • Represents the museum as one of several representatives in the community and leverages museum-official relationships with community leaders, news media, partner organizations and major stakeholders.
  • Responsible for relevant canvassing national hospitality and attraction research as well as periodic Midway visitor research and their integration into museum strategies.
  • Provides leadership for departmental staff including recruitment, hiring, mentoring and evaluation.
  • Responsible for developing talking points and other messaging for various internal and external communications, events, interviews and speaking engagements.
  • Supervises the speakers bureau and related community outreach activities.
  • Works closely with other department heads to support their marketing, communications, public relations and branding need within available budgets.
  • Builds and monitors annual budgets spanning the marketing programs for the museum. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, in a relevant field preferred.
  • Ten years’ experience in a senior management position, leading a complex, successful marketing department/organization. Experience in Southern California hospitality/tourism a strong plus.
  • Experience in developing and executing integrated marketing communications plans.
  • Significant writing experience as well as with public and media relations. 

Skills/Abilities

  • Highly effective leadership skills, proven ability to lead a team.
  • Exceptional abilities in making presentations and in writing/grammar
  • Comfortable and skilled in both oral presentation, broadcast and print media interviews.
  • Proven broad-based knowledge of the full-range of marketing techniques and tools, including branding, advertising, market research and digital marketing.
  • Demonstrates budget management acumen.
  • Excellent understanding of marketing research, its role and incorporation into plans.
  • Ability to work independently as a self-starter.
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Possesses a valid California driver’s license.
  • Able to periodically work nights and weekends.

Working Conditions

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard the USS Midway in former administrative offices restored to basic working conditions.
Physical Requirements: Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders and to bend, stoop, and lift standard office supplies and small office items.
Equipment Operated: Computer, printer, scanner, telephone.

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

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.
e-verify-logo
USS Midway Museum participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Newsletter

Stay informed on our latest news!