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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 – Membership Coordinator


Reporting to the Development Director, the Assistant Development Director-Memberships manages the Foundation’s membership programs and its genealogical society ‘The Society of Sons & Daughters of WW II Veterans’. The Membership Coordinator plays an integral role in attracting, retaining and engaging individual and business members. The Membership Coordinator works closely with the Development Director to execute the Foundation’s membership strategy and is directly responsible for the management of all data and processes related to membership recruitment and retention. This position will also work with other development staff to insure excellent stewardship for members and annual fund donors. The Membership Coordinator also works closely with the Development Director, providing any needed support in fundraising efforts.


  • Manage and grow the Individual Membership Program and business membership program, using POS and CRM software to manage member database,
  • Manage and grow the Society of Sons & Daughters of WWII Veterans genealogical society,
  • Organize and administer membership events for purposes of acquiring new members or cultivating existing member base,
  • Coordinate with Marketing to create and deliver quarterly membership newsletter as well as acquisition and renewal campaigns,
  • 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,
  • Provide monthly membership status reports as well as recommended performance plans,
  • 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, non-profit management, or a related field,
  • Experience in marketing, digital marketing, membership management or hospitality,
  • 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 a cover letter with salary requirement and resume to The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 Attn: Development Director, or email to

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

Museum Store Associate

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. Salary will commensurate with experience.


  • 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.


  • 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.


High School diploma required.


Please submit an application below.

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

Part-time Custodian


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.


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.


High School diploma required.


Please submit an application below.

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

Living History Coordinator

Education Department


The Living History Coordinator (LHC) reports to the Education and Museum Programs Director and works collaboratively with the Museum and Foundation staff in supporting all education programs both onsite and off-site; including our virtual programs. The LHC leads the development and execution of all Living History programs, off-site outreach events associated with virtual education programs and onsite interpretive programs. The LHC role is principally as a Museum educator and a full team member of the Education and Museum Programs Department, thus contributing to and supporting all undertakings of the department.


  • Organize and operate the Living History Program and other associated programs.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for the Living History Program(s).
  • Maintain the artifacts in the Education Outreach Collection (EOC).
  • Maintain the reenactment area.
  • Act as lead for off-site public events.
  • Work closely within the Education Department to develop and coordinate all programs.
  • Create and implement new programs.
  • Assist in all museum and foundation programs.
  • Oversee and schedule repairs, maintenance, and replacement of equipment and infrastructure.
  • Assess Living History programs including program evaluation, preparing reports documenting programs and attendance, and evaluating financial feasibility and sustainability of programs.
  • Manage and develop creative participatory experiences and inclusive visitor engagement.
  • Serve as liaison with applicable project partners.
  • Help ensure that the museum continues to strive for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion with its programs, staff, and public interactions by serving the cognitive, physical, and social/emotional needs of diverse audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Combination of at least 2 years of experience in a similar position and related internships.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to quickly learn new software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to engage a people with a wide range of ages and experiences.
  • Flexible and adaptable style.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory experience of a professional staff.
  • Some weekend and evening work is required.
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.
  • Requires an acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history and sex offender registry check, and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record check.


  • BA/MA in American (US) History, Education, Public History, Museum Studies, Anthropology or related field required.
  • 6 -plus years of relevant experience in a museum setting leading a program.
  • Certified National Association (NAI) for Interpretation
  • Preferred knowledge of WWII weapons.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence."
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.


The successful candidate will want to follow the NAI definition of interpretation as “a mission-based communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and the meanings inherent in the resource."

Job Benefits

This is a Full Time, salaried position in the range of $38,000 to $44,000 with health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays. A 401-B retirement savings account is offered. The applicant’s lifestyle must be flexible enough to work evenings and weekends when required.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter (including desired salary and living history rationale) to Education and Museum Programs Director, David B. Shields, PhD,


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