Career Opportunities

Lead Mechanic/Education Associate


Founded in 1971 as a 501(c) 3, the Foundation in an agreement with the Texas Historical Commission, manages and provides financial support to the State owned National Museum of the Pacific War to:

Preserve and exhibit the material history of the war in the Pacific and Indo-China during World War II;  
Offer and participate in programs that honor all veterans past and present and in programs that provide strategic insights into national security issues affecting our country;
Support education concerning the American experience in the Pacific Area during World War II;
Preserve and exhibit the material history of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz; and,
Provide the public, researchers, teachers and historians with a readily accessible platform for the exploration of the War in the Pacific during World War II.


While working collaboratively with all employees and volunteers in accomplishing the above mission, the Education Department has the lead in developing programs on- and off-campus.



The Lead Mechanic/ Education Associate reports to the Director of Education and works collaboratively with the Living History Coordinator, the Museum and Foundation staff .This position maintains the vehicle collection and will also assist the education and living history programs. This is a new position that will evolve as the education department expands its offerings and interaction with the public to better accomplish the mission.  



  • Maintain the vehicle collection and establish vehicle maintenance logs

  • Maintain the vehicle storage /shop building

  • Monitor and interact with visitors to the vehicle storage building as needed

  • Act as Armorer for Living History Program and other associated programs

  • Recruit and train individuals who have volunteered to maintain the vehicles

  • Help maintain the education collection

  • Work within the Education Department to develop and coordinate all programs

  • Participate in digital and physical museum outreach which may include off site programs

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Combination of at least 2 years of experience in a similar position and knowledge working on WWII vehicles

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to quickly learn new software

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  • Flexible and adaptable style

  • Working knowledge of WWII weapon systems

  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Foundation

  • High energy and passion for the Museum’s mission

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

  • Some weekend and evening work is required.

  • Able to lift 50lbs and climb a ladder

  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and able to pass a defensive driving course


            This is a Full-Time, salaried position in the range of $33,000 - $ 36,000 with health insurance, sick leave, paid vacations, and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. Working evenings and weekends is sometimes necessary.


How To Apply:

            Please submit cover letter and resume to Director of Education Bryan Degner at or by mail to: National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, Attn: Director of Education Bryan Degner.

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