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.

SAN DIEGO, CA

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.

 

SAN DIEGO, CA

Status: 60 Day Temporary Assignment with potential for full time after assignment is completed.
Schedule: 40 Hours per week, Shifts vary.

Position Summary:

The Ships Painter is responsible for the daily and long-term preservation of the ship, as well as cargo rigging, crane operations, heavy equipment operations, deck maintenance, working aloft, small boat operation, hazmat custodian, and other duties performed by the engineering department.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the ships Corrosion Control and Rust Abatement Program.
  • Motivate, coach and train ships preservation team.
  • Manage vehicle maintenance program.
  • Conduct maintenance of rolling stock.
  • Coordinate hazmat collection and disposal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience: 

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Five years of experience in Shipboard operations, corrosion control, painting/preservation, hazmat handling and rigging operations.
  • Successful track record of leading and managing personnel – minimum 2 years

Skills/Abilities

  • Qualified boat coxswain.
  • Strong knowledge of aircraft carrier hull structure, compartments, engineering plant configuration, ground tackle, small boats, and deck equipment.
  • Computer skills to include proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to deal effectively with deadlines and time pressures.
  • Self-motivated and problem solve without supervision.
  • Team player – ready and willing to help wherever needed or assigned.
  • Demonstrates an organizational fit for the company culture.
  • 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: Work is performed on board an aircraft carrier.

Physical Requirements:  Constant climbing up/down stairs and ladders up to 200 ft 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 80 pounds; 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.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Position Summary:

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, you will be among the first people our guests meet as they come aboard, and the last they will encounter as they leave.

Responsibilities:

As a Guest Services Representative you will be asked to fill a variety of positions. The following list covers the four main job duties, but is subject to change at any time.

  • Entry Brow:  Greet guests as they come aboard. Scan tickets and check other forms of admission (Guest Passes, Membership Cards, and Vouchers etc.).  Contact manager on duty if you have any questions.   Direct guests to the main entrance/audio tours.
  • Hangar Deck Entrance:  Greet guests as they enter the Hangar Deck and direct them to the shortest Audio Tour Distribution line. Here you will likely be asked many questions such as location of restrooms, flight deck, etc.  Please answer questions accurately and in a friendly manner.
  • Audio Tour distribution:  In an efficient, friendly manner, ensure that guests receive their audio tour equipment and understand how to use it.  Answer any questions about the tour or the museum.  Make recommendations to help insure the best experience for our visitors.
  • Audio Tour Return:  This is where the guests turn in their audio equipment. It is extremely important that every guest be visually checked to ensure guests are not leaving with an audio player.  Every guest needs to be thanked for visiting as they leave.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, and organization of workstations.
  • Maintain a neat, clean personal appearance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Education/Experience:  HS Student, HS diploma or GED equivalent.
Previous guest services experiences a plus.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be friendly and personable.
  • 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.

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. Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.

Equipment Operated:  N/A

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 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.
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