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Founded in 1971 as a 501(c)(3), the Admiral Nimitz 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.

The Foundation engages visitors through a variety of exhibitions and programs to accomplish the above mission. The Museum features four separate buildings of galleries and exhibits, and six outdoor exhibit areas. The Foundation also runs and operates three museum stores and a variety of multi-functional spaces.

Certified by the American Alliance of Museums and a member of the Smithsonian Affiliates, our staff and departments collaborate to advance the Museum's mission to educate and inspire present and future generations about World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and the relevance of its lessons.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Join our Volunteer Corps

Assistant Development Director – Events Coordinator

Position

Reporting to the Development Director, the Assistant Development Director-Events Coordinator schedules public and private events through on-campus rentals. This includes detailed planning with clients, staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include scheduling, contract management, coordination with vendors, physical room logistics, oversight of set-up, and proper break-down after events. The Events Coordinator works closely with maintenance, staff and public volunteers to ensure the event has proper coverage before, during and after. Events examples include reunions, military ceremonies, foundation fund-raisers, community events, film screening, public programming, and retirement events. When the Event Coordinator is not overseeing events, he or she will assist the Director of Development and the Membership Coordinator with other needs of the business. This includes running individual and business membership drives, working closing on operational fund-raising appeals, supporting the ‘The Society of Sons & Daughters of WW II Veterans’ program, coordinating with Marketing on Member and Donor communication efforts, and managing CRM database needs.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and grow the Rentals revenue to beyond pre-COVID pandemic levels, working with internal resources and Fredericksburg resources like the CVB to promote rental options,
  • Refine and manage the Rentals Policy and Contract parameters to ensure all rentals meet the guidelines and requirements according to policy and law.
  • Assist the Public Programming Coordinator to ensure all logistics needs are met in support of on-campus events such as Outpost, Symposium or other educational focuses,
  • Coordinate with Membership to generate awareness of Rentals to new and existing members,
  • Assist the Membership Coordinator to manage and grow the Individual Membership Program and business membership program, using POS and CRM software to manage member database,
  • Assist in growing the Society of Sons & Daughters of WWII Veterans genealogical society,
  • Help organize and administer membership public events on or off campus,
  • Assist Marketing to create and deliver communications (newsletters, email, mail, social media)
  • Supports the Development Director as required in fundraising activities,
  • Proactively identifies new prospects to support the museum (i.e. ticket buyers, event attendees, etc.) and develops initiatives to convert them to members or rentals prospects,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Well-Qualified Candidates Should Possess:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to engage people of a wide range of ages and experiences,
  • High energy and passion for the Museum’s mission,
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail,
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Database Management,
  • Flexible and adaptable team player who is mission-minded
  • Self-managed, ability to work independently but capable of engaging with others internally as well as outside the organization in a high-performance setting.

Additional Qualifications Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, sales, event management, hospitality, or a related field,
  • Experience in Event Management or Hospitality (non-profit or for profit),
  • 2-plus years of similar job experience,
  • Experience with Ticketing/Point of Sale as well as CRM programs.

This is a full-time, salaried position in the range of $33,000 to $36,000 with health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays. A 403-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends, when required.

Please submit resume with salary requirement to The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 Attn: Development Director, or email to swlutz@NimitzFoundation.org

Digital Archivist

Center for Pacific War Studies

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing of the archive’s digital assets, including both accessioned collections and institutional records.
    • Creating, describing, preserving, and providing access to these assets.
    • Creating metadata records.
    • Managing assets in a digital asset management system.
    • Uploading digital collections to the archive’s online digital repository.
    • Digitizing archival records, to include large format items.
  • Fulfilling internal and external requests for digital objects.
  • Collaborate with other museum departments.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Required Education:

M.A. in Museum Studies, Library Science, Archival Science, or related degree.

A graduate certificate in digital curation, digital archives. Or completion of or currently working toward completion of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program.

Required skills and knowledge:

  • 1-2 years of experience working with digital collections, including experience with metadata creation, digitization, and managing born-digital assets.
  • Familiar with best standards and practices for digital asset management. Familiarity with hardware and software that supports born-digital asset management, such as digital forensics tools.
  • Experience with a digital collection management software. Experience with CONTENTdm a plus
  • Familiar with a collection management system (CMS), such as Re: discovery Proficio.
  • Experience managing digital assets in a digital asset management system (DAMS).
  • Knowledgeable in metadata standards and best practices, especially Dublin Core. Familiar with Library of Congress subject headings and controlled vocabularies
  • Strong knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, word processing software, and digital imaging software, such as Photoshop.
  • Familiar with archival appraisal, processing, arrangement, description, and cataloging.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of or interest in WWII.
  • Experience with Epson 10000XL and/or large format scanners is a plus.

Contact:

Interested persons must email a cover letter (please include your salary expectations) and resume to Chris McDougal, Director of Archives and Library: cmcdougal@nimitzfoundation.org

This is a full-time position eligible for Admiral Nimitz Foundation benefits including paid holidays, retirement, and health benefits.

Ecommerce Associate - Part Time

GENERAL SUMMARY

The National Museum of the Pacific War has an exciting opportunity for an Ecommerce Associate for the museum’s online store. Our museum store team provides a positive continuation of the National Museum of the Pacific War experience in our museum stores which includes the online shopping experience.

The Ecommerce Associate will work directly with the Retail Services Director to update and maintain the museum store website product inventory and the museum store team to process customer orders and collaborate with the marketing department to create meaningful social media posts in order to increase website sales volume.

This part time position 29 hours and includes flexible scheduling. Beginning pay is $12.00 based on experience with an opportunity for increase after 90 days of employment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor product inventory availability of current website merchandise in retail inventory system and work with Retail Services Director to insure adequate stock levels.
  • Enter all new product assets including copy, imagery and inventory information to ecommerce admin site.
  • Ensure consistency in product presentation throughout website.
  • Produce digital photography of products where vendor imagery is not provided.
  • Update current inventory pricing and availability as required.
  • Work with Museum Store Manager and team for order processing completion and merchandise loans for site addition.
  • Prepare online order documents for processing through the museum store.
  • Prepare orders for shipping including packaging and shipping labels.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all inquiries.
  • Attend social media meetings with marketing department to create social media content for Facebook and Instagram.
  • Monitor museum store social media sites for comments and questions. Respond as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain positive communication with all Foundation employees. Promote teamwork within the museum stores and throughout the Foundation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years retail customer service required.
  • 2 years POS systems (Counterpoint, QuickBooks POS, etc.) required.
  • POS administrative reporting software experience preferred.
  • Ecommerce experience a plus!
  • Social media experience; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn required
  • Social media scheduling platform experience preferred but not required.
  • Ecommerce platform admin experience preferred but not required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Positive attitude and motivated team player; works cooperatively with museum staff; provide outstanding customer service.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Understanding of retail inventory management.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to quickly learn various computer software programs; POS administrative reports, ecommerce product administration, social media scheduling platforms.
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Position requires background check, including social media accounts.

EDUCATION:

High School diploma required. Associates in retail management, business management, and/or communications preferred.

TO APPLY:

Please submit an application below.

Museum Store Associate / Part Time

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Museum Store Associate is responsible for providing visitors with a continuation of the National Museum of the Pacific War experience and generating earned revenue consistent with the mission and standards of the organization. This part-time position averages 25 - 29 hours per week and reports to Museum Stores Manager. Starting hourly starting wage is $12.00.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet all visitors to the museum stores with a positive and enthusiastic demeanor and assist with merchandise selection and other requested information.
  • Maintain positive communication with all Foundation employees. Promote teamwork within the museum stores and throughout the Foundation.
  • Accurately complete all sales transactions according to Point of Sale (POS) procedures and Foundation policy.
  • Complete telephone sales, web orders and prepare merchandise for shipping.
  • Assist in processing incoming stock according to POS and inventory management procedures daily.
  • Assist in maintaining attractive and well-stocked merchandised displays replenishing as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining store cleanliness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:

  • Positive attitude and motivated team player; works cooperatively with museum staff; provide outstanding customer service.
  • Demonstrated sales and goal achievement.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects.
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet, Point-of-Sale applications, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Ability to lift and move stock and assist with shipping merchandise as needed.
  • Ability to meet the needs of a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings.

EDUCATION:

High School diploma required.

TO APPLY:

Please submit an application below.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Museum Visitor Services: Front Desk Admissions (Part time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Visitor services staff provide exceptional guest service while greeting, directing and assisting visitors, and selling tickets at the Admiral Nimitz Museum and George H.W. Bush Gallery admissions counters. Visitor services staff may also provide relief at the Pacific Combat Zone or Command Post. Part-time hours range from 25 - 29 hrs. per week. This position has an hourly starting rate of $12.00 and reports to the Visitor Services Supervisor. Uniform shirts are provided.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide exceptional guest service to all visitors to ensure a memorable visit to the National Museum of the Pacific War.
  • Complete all POS transactions accurately including opening and closing procedures.
  • Complete daily drawer reconciliation.
  • Provide exhibit direction and information for ease of access.
  • Answer telephone inquiries and direct calls to the appropriate staff member as necessary.
  • Assist with groups as needed. Utilize special queues during peak visitation periods.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of main visitor areas as needed; restroom, foyers, exhibits, etc.
  • Provide additional information to visitors suggesting membership, memorials, and special programs and exhibits.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work areas and counters.
  • Maintain positive communication with all Foundation and THC employees. Promote teamwork throughout the campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete credit card and cash transactions quickly and correctly.
  • Previous visitor services or customer service experience.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Windows environments, computer programs, email, internet, and Point of Sale systems.
  • Ability to use additional office equipment; fax, copier, printer.
  • Must be an effective communicator, able to listen well and speak clearly.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods, bend and lift as required.
  • Maintain proper hygiene and grooming.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and occasional special event evenings.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $12.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
For those who have been vaccinated, masks and social distancing are recommended on the campus. Masks are required for staff and volunteers who are unvaccinated. Visitors are encouraged to wash hands often and hand sanitizers are stationed throughout the galleries and lobby areas.

TO APPLY:

Please complete the application below and include a cover letter and resume. For more information, please email VisitorServices@NimitzFoundation.org.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-time Custodian

GENERAL SUMMARY

Attention to detail, with duties to restrooms and other areas of the buildings, basic housekeeping, applying cleaning chemicals as appropriate, other related jobs as assigned, and some maintenance.

Basic computer skills needed with the ability to read and follow instructions. Be able to complete the assigned tasks.

Experience in custodial work is required.

Leadership experience is an advantage with emphasis on teamwork.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PREFORMED

1. Must be able to clean and maintain all buildings of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Museum of the Pacific War. Follow cleaning schedule of each building

2. Must have the ability to perform all aspects of custodial / maintenance duties.

3. Priority, clean all interior areas of restrooms, restock all items within the restrooms.

4. Wet mop/dry mops all areas as required.

5. Clean all glass, to include windows, counters, display cases, and all other areas with glass.

6. Must be able to use a floor machine/buffer, and other related equipment.

7. Apply cleaning chemicals as appropriate to the material being cleaned. Read and understand all MSDS Safety Data Material

8. Must have attention to detail when cleaning.

9. Report to maintenance items in need of repair or attention. A copy of the Maintenance Repair Sheet or Request form to be completed.

10. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and able to climb a ladder.

11. Basic computer skills are required. Additional forms on the computer to be completed, time sheets, send/receive e-mail, maintenance request forms, as well as any other forms to be completed.

12. Must be able to read and follow instructions and directions.

13. Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.

14. Perform other duties as needed and required.


EDUCATION:

High School diploma required.

TO APPLY:

Please submit an application below.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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