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USS Midway Museum

Join the USS Midway Safety Team to help ensure the safety and enjoyment of guests as they explore the Midway.

The Safety Team patrols all areas of the ship to serve guest safety needs throughout the Midway, as well as at special events and military ceremonies. They provide basic first aid for guests and Midway staff (training provided) and respond to all emergency situations, medical or other. The Safety Team also monitors the entrance, loading zone, parking areas, and all exits helping guests - from toddlers to veterans - enter and leave Midway safely.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Minimum Requirements: All Safety Volunteers are required to be familiar with the Safety Team Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Emergency Action Plan, including the locations of the first aid kits and AEDs.

Must be 18 years of age or older and computer literate

Physically fit; able to climb up and down the ship's ladders & walk and stand for extended periods of time

Able to commit 20 hours per month (flexible schedule)

Personal traits of timeliness, reliability, customer service, and diplomacy

Ability to remain calm in an emergency

Prior experience in customer service, military, nursing, Firefighting, EMT, paramedic, law enforcement is helpful but not required

Duties & Commitment: A commitment of 20 or more hours per month is required. Safety volunteer shifts can be any day of the week. Typical shifts are 5 hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm - or - 12:30 - 5:30 pm. Safety team members are assigned a post at the start of the shift and are expected to assist guests and patrol for potential hazards.

About the USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum's mission is to preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain their museum guests. Their vision is to be America's living symbol of Freedom.

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About USS Midway Museum


910 N. Harbor Drive, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

Preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests.


There are a few opportunities for assisting the USS Midway Museum as a volunteer for a single day or a short period of time. First, we do modified FOD Walks. These are named after traditional military FOD Walks where sailors physically inspect and clean the flight deck of any foreign objects that could cause damage to the aircraft or personnel when blown by rotors or sucked into engines. On the Midway our FOD Walks are the cleaning out of the pad eyes, which collect a lot of dirt from everyday activity on the ship.

Next we do TAD Walks (Temporary Additional Duty), which is a general cleaning routine of all of the tour routes that are open to the public during museum hours. This includes dusting and wiping down of the walls, cleaning of glass and plastic barriers and making "discrepancy reports" of any areas that need attention from the ship's engineering department. This includes lights that are out and areas that are excessively worn or damaged or in need of painting.

Finally, there are other projects that involve more significant labor and require the supervision of our Engineering and Ship Restoration personnel. These are available only on an "as needed basis." Examples include the restoration of the USS Recruit and the cleaning of aircraft.

FOD and TAD Walks are single day events; restoration work more often than not requires a more significant time commitment. In all cases, we prefer that volunteer groups consist of from 10 to 20 people, but we can be flexible.

The normal routine is to meet on the pier in front of the ship at 7:45 am, board the ship, receive instructions and begin the project by 8 am and complete work by 10 am. Major projects have their own timeframes. After the work detail, a docent will be available to provide a short talk about the Midway and answer your group's questions. Then the group is dismissed but invited to spend as much time as they wish on the ship as our guests for the day.

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Wed Dec 16, 2020 - Fri Dec 31, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


San Diego, CA 92101







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