Tour Guides! Join the crew of the Battleship IOWA Museum

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Pacific Battleship Center

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Battleship IOWA
This is the real deal! Fascinating history, an engineering marvel, and a great group of people. We have fun - and lots of social activities for our crew.

Have you got a passion for battleships, naval, or military history? Are you fascinated by all things nautical or by the grace and might of one of the world’s greatest fighting machines designed before digital technology? Do you like to share your passion and interests with others? Battleship IOWA needs folks with excellent communication skills as Tour Guides 7 days a week. Morning and afternoon shifts available. T

Learn about the ship’s construction, service history, weapons, navigation, and propulsion systems, as well as life aboard during WWII, The Korean War, and the 1980s. Become part of a diverse and knowledgeable crew. Interviews are arranged weekly by appointment. Guides are accepted as young as 16. There is no age limit, but you must have stamina and be able to handle ladders to work along the tour route. Qualified folks with mobility challenges should contact the Volunteer Coordinator about accommodation. Scheduling is flexible, with an equivalent minimum requirement of 4 hours per week.


As a PBC volunteer, you are joining the crew of the Battleship IOWA, one of the fastest growing new museums in Los Angeles. We are a community that is sustained by the drive to preserve and interpret this iconic and unique piece of history for generations to come. You will work with a dedicated and highly motivated group of volunteers from multiple generations including veterans who served aboard the Battleship IOWA. We enjoy a host of social activities including potlucks, field trips, special lectures and behind the scenes tours of areas of the ship that are not currently (and may never be) open to the general public. Volunteers receive a discount in our ship’s store and in some area restaurants and businesses. Our volunteers are also recognized with a variety of awards and ceremonies that celebrate milestones of service and outstanding accomplishments. Come be a part of history today!

Processing and Training:
Prospective volunteers must complete the online application at the link listed below. Prospects may apply and interview for multiple opportunities, but acceptance is determined by each department head.

New volunteers are paired with a Sponsor on their first day and are expected to attend a one day orientation class offered each month. Departmental training is provided through one-on-one mentorship.

To start the process, please complete our online application at: and click on Sign Up Today!

For more information on the museum check out our website at or download our Battleship Iowa App for iPhone and Android from the Play Store or the App Store.

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Pacific Battleship Center / Battleship IOWA250 South Harbor Blvd. Berth 87San Pedro, CA 90731



  • Spanish
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Cantonese / Mandarin


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible equivalent of 4 hours per week

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