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

SAN DIEGO, CA

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a Graphic Designer with photo, video and website skills to join our Marketing team.  Candidates should be interested in working in a highly collaborative fun environment, appreciate volunteer service, enjoy problem solving and are 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 position is responsible for designing and creating technology-based content by using multimedia products to effectively describe and promote the USS Midway Museum and will be responsible for maintaining, updating, and enhancing the USS Midway Museum website.

SCHEDULE

  • Schedule is generally Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm but must be flexible to work occasional nights and weekends.

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, develop and produce multimedia content (graphics, videos, photos, interactive simulations) across a multitude of mediums and communication channels, including but not limited to website, social media, video, e-communication, broadcast and print.
  • Update components of museum’s website as needed (i.e. uploading content, new headers, inserting links, scheduling blog posts).
  • Research best practices and think critically and creatively about how to use design and various communication platforms (website, social media, live streaming, video, etc.) to best reach target audiences.
  • Record (including live streaming) and edit video and audio for all in-house video and digital content.
  • Produce and maintain a current high-quality digital photo and video library, in addition to creating a library of B-Roll/Textless videos for large scale projects.
  • Collaborate with Web Development team to design and launch new website features
  • Manage search engine optimization and leverage analytics to determine the effectiveness of activities and make continual improvements.
  • Collaborate closely with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external on all multimedia and website related initiatives.
  • Keep up to date with emerging industry technological and software developments and trends, as well as USS Midway services, events, and strategic objectives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, web development or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of related experience in Graphic Design
  • Experience using a content management system to update/change website content, preferably WordPress.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES

  • Excellent graphic design skills, including the ability to adapt tone and style depending on the audience.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.  Video editing and photography skills preferred.
  • Experience in still photography and video necessary to conduct in-house photo and video shoots.
  • Adapt at learning new technology and figuring out how to use it to connect with people.
  • Manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes, strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally through effective listening, speaking, and writing skills
  • Excellent problem-solver and takes ownership of projects.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a highly professional manner.
  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard the USS Midway, a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor.

Physical Requirements: Sitting for long periods.  Climb 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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position, please click the button below to fill out the General Job Application Form. Cover letter, resume, and portfolio of your work are requested for application.

Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

SAN DIEGO, CA

The USS Midway Museum is seeking an experienced event operations professional that is interested in working in a highly collaborative fun 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 Event Services Manager is responsible for the execution of events and provides leadership for the event services team.  Additionally, the position is responsible for the maintenance and inventory of Midway rental equipment.

This position works closely with a variety of constituents (department heads, clients, vendors, co-workers, etc.) requiring the candidate to possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including a proven ability to tactfully collaborate on challenging issues.

SCHEDULE

  • Schedule varies based on event calendar.  Candidates must be prepared to work late afternoon/nights, weekends, and holidays. 

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the primary resource and liaison in the days leading up to the event and the day of the event to client, vendors, and internal departments that support events.
  • Plan and oversee operations of the loading area for vendor operations/load-in & load-out and equipment set-up/tear-down for events.
  • Manage the client turnover process from Sales and Event Service team to completion of event.
  • Complete Special Events Recap Report.
  • Hire, train, motivate and coach Event Services team in the support of event operations.
  • Schedule Event Services staff for event operations and maintenance of Midway equipment.
  • Operate shipboard equipment such as fork-lifts, electric pallet jacks, scissor lifts, etc. with proper certification.
  • Responsible for maintaining standard operating procedures to ensure policies and requirements of executing events on board are met by staff, vendors and client/planners.
  • Design and set up storage area for all equipment and maintains storage area in a clean and safe manner.
  • Track and maintain all equipment inventory and ensure the maintenance and repair of all equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum four years of special event operational experience.
  • Minimum one year of supervising a team (2+ employees)

SKILLS/ ABILITIES

  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of ReServe and diagram software a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to coach, train and motivate team members. Can provide constructive feedback in a calm and factual manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Can create clear and concise instructions as well as provide clear and detailed guidance to team members/clients/vendors.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in a professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Job Conditions/Work Location: Work is performed aboard the USS Midway, a former Navy Aircraft Carrier in all weather conditions, indoor and outdoor.

Physical Requirements: Walking long distances, climbing up/downstairs and ladders; frequent twisting, bending, and stooping, pull/push lift, and carry up to 80 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height.

Equipment Operated: Computer (Microsoft Office Email, Word, Excel, etc.), printers, fax machine, telephone, copier, and scanner.  Aircraft elevator, forklift, man lift, tow lift and small power tools.

HOW TO APPLY

If you meet the qualifications for the position, please click the button below to fill out the General Job Application Form. Cover letter and resume are requested for application.

Due to the high number of responses, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

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