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Security Team! 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.

Join the crew!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Battleship IOWA is taking multiple precautions to remain operational in full compliance with all City, County, and State mandates. Please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Sue Schmidt for more information: volunteer@labattleship.com or messages only at: (877) 446-9261 x 5. We are currently responding to inquiries Tues, Wed, & Fri, Sat. We hope to hear from you!

* We are currently accepting volunteers in the Security Department for all shifts. While we are in particular need of folks willing to work afternoon shifts, we are flexible and excited to speak with you.

The Security Department at the Pacific Battleship Center is responsible for the Safety and Security of Guests, Staff, and Property. This is accomplished by assessing risks, determining threat levels, and the development and execution of the Safety and Security plan. The security department is also responsible for other duties as assigned. Recognizing that Pacific Battleship Center exists solely for the benefit of the public, both through providing tours and information and by preserving the historic Battleship Iowa, Security's role is multifaceted.

We provide the following:

  • A safe and enjoyable experience for our visitors and staff
  • Protection of artifacts aboard the Battleship from loss or damage by vistors and staff
  • First response and emergency coordination in the event of injury
  • Crowd Control
  • Access Control
  • Physical Reception (aft Quarterdeck) including the receiving of shipments and non-tour visitors.

Trust, Integrity, Service, and Professionalism are the hallmark of the security staff.

Become part of a diverse and knowledgeable crew. We have a good time! Interviews are arranged by appointment. There is no age limit, but you must be at least 18, have good stamina and be able to handle ladders. Scheduling is flexible, with an requested minimum requirement of 16 hours / month.


As a Pacific Battleship Center 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 . Volunteers receive a discount in our ship’s store as well as certain 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: www.pacificbattleship.com/volunteer and click on Sign Up Today!

For more information on the museum check out our website at http://www.pacificbattleship.com or download our FREE Battleship Iowa App for iPhone and Android from the Play Store or the App Store.

Please be patient as staff hours have been reduced during the COVID-19 crisis. We will respond to your application as soon as we are able.

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About Pacific Battleship Center



Mission Statement

The mission of the Pacific Battleship Center is to celebrate the American spirit through the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship IOWA, to educate the public on the accomplishments and sacrifices of American patriots, and to engage our guests in unique and exciting ways that bring the ship to life by connecting the past with the future.

Vision:Celebrate the American Spirit!


Pacific Battleship Cen ter is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the last of the great battleships and the one to define her class, the Battleship IOWA BB-61. The IOWA is a floating museum on the LA waterfront. Our guests experience the battleship in a variety of ways including tours, special events, concerts, parties and promotions, as well as exciting educational programs. We are open seven days a week.

The Battleship IOWA crew comes from a variety of backgrounds including maritime, military, business, attraction, non-profit, arts, technology, hospitality, construction, and other trades. Through the unique melding of these skills, the crew has become a dynamic and efficient team that works to provide our guests an authentic American experience. We celebrate the American Spirit daily by bringing the Battleship IOWA alive for guests of all ages to enjoy.

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We'll work with your schedule.


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



  • Security
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - 16 hour / month
  • Complete our online application. www.pacificbattleship.com/volunteer and click on Sign Up Today!

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