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 Fantail Café
  • 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. 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.

Position Summary:

Seeking motivated skilled laborers needed to provide the general labor necessary for the maintenance of naval shipboard systems and support the daily operations of the facilities department.

Job Details:

Schedule: 40 hours per week, must be able to work nights & weekends
Status: 30-60 day Temporary assignment with potential for full time hire after assignment is completed
Hourly rate: $11 – $12 per hour based on experience

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:

  • Assist in basic construction and plumbing services
  • Load/unload event gear with lift equipment
  • Operate shipboard equipment
  • Perform basic equipment repair
  • Clean, dust, wipe, sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers.

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience required
  • U.S. Navy shipboard maintenance experience a plus!
  • Basic knowledge of shipboard electrical, mechanical and auxiliary systems preferred.

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 heavy objects; reach both above and below shoulder height
Equipment Operated:  Aircraft elevator, forklift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sandblaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment

The USS Midway Museum has several openings for Custodial/Janitorial positions

Status: 60 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!

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms, using cleaners, solvents, soap solution, and polishes.
  • Clean and dust furniture; sweep, mop, vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom containers.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard-surface floors.
  • Wash walls and equipment.
  • Use and mantain assigned power equipment and hand tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in custodial maintenance or related field.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Team Player – ready and willing to help wherever needed.
  • Excellent customer service, communication, and organizational 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 pressure.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.

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; bend, stoop, kneel 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, janitorial equipment.

 

Position Summary:

Seeking an experienced ship painter to be a part of the Ship’s Preservation team.  This person will also provide the general labor necessary for the daily operations of the facilities department.

Job Details:
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week, schedule varies
  • Status: 3060 day Temporary assignment with potential for full time hire after assignment is completed
  • Hourly rate: $12 per 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:

  • Painting, demolition, scraping, etc.
  • Assist in basic construction
  • Load/unload event gear with lift equipment
  • Operate shipboard equipment
  • Clean, dust, wipe, sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year of related experience required
  • Shipboard painting experience a plus.

Skills/Abilities:

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

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 80 pounds; reach both above and below shoulder height
  • Equipment Operated: Aircraft elevator, fork lift, man lift, aircraft tow truck, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sand blaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment

 

Position Summary:

Seeking a ship/maritime electrical systems supervisor with a minimum of 15 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.

Job Details:

The Ships Engineering Department Electrical Supervisor is responsible for the critical daily and long term material readiness of the USS Midway electrical systems support, repairs, preservation and modifications.

  • Schedule: Generally Monday – Friday, but must be flexible to work nights and weekends as needed.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, create, manage and maintain critical and required industrial safety and material programs and equipment associated with ship electrical system wiring, power supply, repairs and confined areas.
  • Maintain ship’s cathodic protections system, high voltage/high temperature/high value tool management.
  • Manage a team of 2 personnel who will conduct physical repairs to small motors and controllers, maintain ship lighting (normal and emergency) as well as assess large areas of electrical demands through various ship spaces
  • Provide leadership and mentoring of ships engineering staff in the safe operation of various ships systems and lighting requiring power.
  • Maintain electrically lift equipment, both small scale man lifts to large scale fork lifts that supports heavy lifting from a pier to aircraft elevators or handling material in an aircraft carrier hangar bay and flight deck.
  • Key point of contact as the senior electrical subject matter expert to ensure program compliance that encompass proper procedures with commercial electrical equipment, personnel protection, proper collection, storage and transportation of electrical parts and cables and removal in accordance with state, county and local regulations.

Education/Experience:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required. College degree strongly desired.
  • Marine journeyman, Navy Electrician’s Mate, utility plant electrician.
  • 15 or more years of experience in maritime and industrial electrical systems, procedural compliance and safety requirements in a high voltage electricity and handling of hazardous material and power supplies.
  • Successful track record of leading and managing personnel – minimum 5 years. Desire teams greater 5 or more.
  • CPR certified preferred.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to lead, prioritize, provide daily management to subordinates and long term planning/recommendations for senior leadership/management.
  • Meticulous ship repair skills.
  • Knowledge in ship/maritime electrical systems that 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 and provide senior technical advice/recommendations for future installations with current technology 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.
  • 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.

Position Summary:

The USS Midway Museum is seeking a Ship Repair and Maintenance Project Supervisor with a minimum of 10 years of experience in maritime damage control training. 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 Ship Repair and Maintenance Project Supervisor is responsible for being the senior subject matter expert technician in the area U.S. Navy ship damage control, fire safety, material readiness and provide leadership and oversight of engineering department’s 2nd shift and contractors performing repairs.

Schedule is 3 pm – 11:30 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.
  • Maintain and oversee ship’s proper ballasting requirements.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring of ships engineering staff in carrying out the daily operations and maintenance during the 2nd shift.
  • Operate/maintain lift equipment, both small scale man lifts to large scale forklifts that supports heavy lifting from a pier to aircraft elevators or handling material in an aircraft carrier hangar bay and flight deck.
  • Key point of contact for contractors on the ship with work in progress.

 

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 5 years. Desire teams greater 5 or more.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 highly sensitive financial information and highly valuable recyclable material.
  • Ability to work 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, forklift, man lift, buffer/scrubber, pallet jack, sandblaster, small power tools and janitorial equipment.

Position Summary:

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 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.

Position Summary:

The USS Midway Museum, America’s most visited aircraft carrier museum, is seeking a service oriented, highly detailed Reservation Assistant to process reservation requests for Education Programs and provide outstanding customer service via phone, email and mail.


Job Details:

  • Hour: 30 Hours, 4 or 5 days per week.
  • Work Schedule:  Flexible within the 8 am – 5 pm timeframe.
  • Occasional weekend day.


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Process a variety of reservation requests for education groups via email, phone, and internet.
  • Maintains records of organizations, schools, and customers.
  • Supports customers with their pre-visit needs all the way through to the post-visit needs.
  • Supports Education Programs with their teaching materials and mailers.
  • Completes daily reports, creates invoices and tracks the finances for each group.
  • Overseas special program reservations.
  • Promotes Education programs in a variety of ways.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
 

Education/Experience: 

  • HS Diploma required. Trade school or some college preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in customer service.
  • Prior experience working in educational tour and program reservations a plus!


Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent Customer service skills can build a rapport with the customers
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures
  • Able to multi-task and problem-solve with limited supervision
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned


Working Conditions:

  • Job Conditions/Work Location:  Work is performed in an office on the second deck of an Aircraft Carrier and throughout the facilities. Work schedule requires the ability to work 4-5 days per week. This particular office is a fragrance-free environment.
  • Physical Requirements: Sit for long periods of time.  Ability to climb up and down stairs and ladders; to bend, stoop, and lift standard office supplies and small office items.
  • Equipment Operated:  Computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, copier and scanner.
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