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Job Opportunities

Pacific Battleship Center is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates the National Museum of the Surface Navy and the Battleship IOWA Museum as a platform for programs focused on education, veterans, and community. The mission of the Pacific Battleship Center is to inspire civic engagement through Education, Veterans, and Community efforts – our three core pillars. As a historic ship museum, we’re revolutionizing the way people experience history through multi-faceted programming including on-site and virtual programs.  Located along the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro, CA, the museum has built a diverse supporter base that is proud to support programs of the organization and honor the men and women of our sea services.

Learn more about our organization.

Working Environment

Pacific Battleship Center is a dynamic, high-spirited, tight-knit working environment of paid staff and dedicated volunteers with an unwavering committment to being the best.  The team is passionate, transparent, hard-working, supportive, diverse and fun-loving which can feel very different from corporate environments.  Your fellow teammates will be honest with feedback, yet incredibly supportive to help you learn and accomplish your goals. The organization is on a trajectory to rapidly expand over the next four years, which will open up additional positions and growth opportunities.  Best of all, we work on a real battleship!

The job you’re interested in not available?
Click here to apply to become a volunteer.
Hint: we usually announce open jobs to the crew first!


Battleship IOWA Museum Education Guide

Between in-person, virtual, and overnight programs, our education team always has something fun going on. From STEM to history, our versatile offerings appeal to all interests and you have a chance to help us deliver them.

Want to be part of our dynamic, hard-working, and fun team? Apply to work with our tour department.

Click the button below for a full job description and qualifications, then fill out the application below.


Apply for an Open Position

Please fill out below information to apply for an open position. Resumes must be attached to be considered.

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Please attach your resume in .pdf or .doc form to be considered for a position.
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