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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.

Group Tour Coordinator

Job Description

The Group Tour Coordinator reports to the Director of Visitor and Volunteer Services. This position works collaboratively with the Museum and Foundation staff in coordinating and managing the scheduling of tours of the George Bush Gallery and the Pacific Combat Zone. This position will assist the Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services as required.  This is a part time position working 25-29 hours per week.


  • On as need basis, work in Admissions helping process general admission ticket sales.
  • On as need basis, cover lunches for Admissions’ staff.
  • Conduct private tours if volunteers are not available and/or assist when group size requires assistance and direction.
  • Take phone calls and emails from groups wanting to schedule either self-guided or docent led tours entering the organization’s request into the point-of-sale computer software.
  • Update and log all tours on the three-month schedule board.
  • Update and log all tours on the Nimitz Foundation Calendar.
  • Send confirmation of receipt emails to various tour groups who pay by check.
  • Call individual tours one to two weeks prior to arrival to confirm group numbers and take credit card payments for their visit entering the payment information into the point-of-sale software.
  • Publishes a monthly docent and gallery attendant schedule that shows which docent/gallery attendant is helping with the self-guided tours, private tours, and school field trips.
  • Assist Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services with training of docents and gallery attendants.
  • Other duties as assigned.                                                       


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to quickly learn point-of-sale software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to engage a group of people with a wide range of ages and experiences.
  • Friendly, 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.
  • Some weekend and evening work is required.

Job Type: Part-Time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

To apply: Please complete the application below and include a cover letter and resume. For more information, please email

Maintenance Manager-Maintenance Technician II


Reporting to the Maintenance Director, the Maintenance Manager/Technician II performs skilled work in the fields of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and roofing trades. This position also supervises work done in these fields by other Maintenance staff or outside contractors.


  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Director on project management, supervisory duties, and scheduling the department’s workload.
  • Performs advanced supervisory maintenance/ custodial work.
  • Plans, assigns and oversees the work of maintenance, custodial, and construction personnel, including estimating work hours, scheduling and coordinating activities with contractors and management.
  • Estimates and requisitions materials and supplies required for projects.
  • Troubleshoots and evaluates maintenance issues campus-wide and effect repairs, maintains inventories and equipment, and keeps complete and accurate records of repairs and equipment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Four years of skilled experience* in one or more of the following trades: electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and/or roofing; OR, six years of experience as a Maintenance Technician I.
  • Supervisory level in Maintenance / Custodial / Construction experience* is a plus.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with project designers, project managers and directors.
  • Operate a boom lift of 36’or less, operate a forklift. Ability to obtain certifications to operate.
  • Duties will require working other than Monday through Friday and/or other than regular work hours.
  • Applicant will lead and be part of a facility team; must have the ability to work independently or with a team as necessary.
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent is required. Preference may be given for additional job-specific education including trade schools and specialty programs. Construction and/or landscaping experience is a plus.
  • Some knowledge of World War II history or history education.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

* One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement.

Physical and Environmental Factors:

The successful candidate can perform physically demanding labor that may include:

  • Standing and maneuvering for long periods of time.
  • Working in an outside environment subject to inclement weather conditions, with possible and/or frequent exposure to sun, humidity, and high or low temperatures
  • Work around loud machinery, noise and/or pronounced vibration.
  • Regularly work with exposure to dust and allergens, hazardous materials such as oils, grease, solvents, glues, adhesives, cleaning and de-greasing solutions and other chemicals
  • Regularly reach, grasp, pull, push, and carry various equipment and furniture across various types of surfaces.
  • Exert physical energy with frequent maneuvering, stooping, crouching, bending at waist and knees; maneuver, twist, crawl and work in confined and cramped spaces (such as attics, crawl spaces, etc.); twist body up to 45-degree angle; frequently stretching, reaching and kneeling while operating tools and equipment; using proper bending and lifting techniques.
  • Regularly lift and/or carry heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), with or without assistance, from floor level to above shoulder level; climb and descend ladders up to 16 feet high and/or stairs (with heavy objects with or without assistance); work on wet, slippery surfaces.
  • Wear and work using personal protective and safety equipment when appropriate and/or required (including a respirator).
  • Operate and manipulate hand, electric and all types of structural tools and equipment; understanding that there is exposure to sharp blades from tools and equipment.

TYPICAL EQUIPMENT USE: May include, but not limited to current office technologies including computers, printers, telephones and copiers; use hand and power tools necessary to perform the duties assigned; other equipment common to the field to which the position is assigned.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of The Admiral Nimitz Foundation, including possessing and maintaining a valid Texas Driver’s License. This position may require operating an Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Texas Historical Commission or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position's duties.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a Full-time position with compensation in the range of $15-$16 per hour. Benefits include 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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a cover letter and resume detailing relevant qualifications and experience, and three references to the Maintenance Director Brad Burge at

Please include the “Maintenance Manager/Maintenance Technician II" in the subject line of the email.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Maintenance Technician

Full Time $14.00 per an hour


The duties are to perform entry-level building maintenance and construction work. Work involves assisting in maintaining and repairing buildings, utility systems, stationary equipment, and operating motorized equipment. The new employee will work under close supervision, with minimum latitude, for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Applicants must be able to work with a team, and maintain safety protocols, must be able to lift 50lbs, and must have basic computer knowledge. The job may require emergency repair maintenance day or night in adverse weather conditions. Hours are from 8a-5p and must be 18 years of age, and have a valid Texas driver's license.

The applicant's hourly pay is based on experience and knowledge, and any other state licenses held by the applicant. Benefits include vacation, holidays, sick leave, retirement plans, and paid insurance.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • May perform general housekeeping duties including restrooms, buildings, and grounds
  • Special events & ceremonies support including chairs, tables, and break down
  • Performs maintenance and repair work such as plumbing, masonry, welding, carpentry, painting, electrical, mechanical
  • May assist with maintenance including repair of machinery, equipment systems, and components, and other mechanical systems.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and climb ladders
  • May maintain and repair sprinkler systems
  • May mow lawns, edge walkways, and curbs, trim shrubbery and maintain formal garden and flowerbeds
  • Load and unload supplies and materials
  • Perform inspections of operating machinery, equipment, systems, and maintain files
  • Perform related work tasks as assigned

Schedule: 8-hour shift (Variable: the museum campus is open daily)


Experience in building, maintenance, and repair work preferred. High school education or equivalent is preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.


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

Museum Visitor Services: Front Desk Admissions (Part time)


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 $14.00 and reports to the Visitor Services Supervisor. Uniform shirts are provided.


  • 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.


  • 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 $15.00 per hour


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

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