Ship Restoration Team

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Volunteers are critical members of the Engineering Department who contribute valuable skills and dedication to revitalize, restore, and repair all physical areas of the USS Midway!

If you are a project hobbyist, or current or former tradesman, you can help us transform ship spaces/compartments from a decommissioned status to either fully restored or transformed in order to serve the museum's operational needs.

Duties May Include:

  • Removing old hardware, wiring or furniture prior to renovation
  • Replacing and repairing walls, floors, partitions
  • Polishing brass, replicating missing handles, specialty painting, and surface restoration
  • Maintaining original equipment such as ship's fans and lighting

Minimum Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Physically able to climb up and down ship's ladders.
  • Able to commit to 20 hours/month on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturday mornings only.
  • Prior experience with a variety of tools required.
  • Must be safety conscious, able to work independently and able to follow directions working as a member of a team.
  • Experience in the building trades or in navy engineering is very helpful, but not essential. We need carpenters, painters, woodworkers, etc.
"I can say that I have truly enjoyed my association with the Midway Museum. Every person I have worked with and met has made the time onboard worth the time spent driving over 130 miles each day spent as part of the Ships Restoration Crew. Thanks once again!" -Midway Volunteer

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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.


The USS Midway Museum opened to the public in June 2004 and today is one of San Diego’s most popular visitor attractions with world wide audience. The naval aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1945 and served for 47 years supporting U.S. military and humanitarian efforts around the world. Nearly 250,000 sailors and officers served their country aboard the USS Midway before it was decommissioned (retired) in 1992. Museum includes more than 60 audio tour stops including nearly 30 aircraft ranging from the WWII era to today's technology in Naval aviation. Come be a part of this 'city at sea'!


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USS MIDWAY Museum910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101







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