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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.

Part-time Custodian

$14.00 per an hour


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 are 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 an 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 the 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 climb a ladder.

11. Basic computer skills are required. Additional forms on the computer to be completed, timesheets, send/receive an 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.

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 Store Sales

Part Time

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 requires 28 hours per week and offers flexibility in days and hours to meet the needs of both staff and visitors.


  • 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. Must be 18 years old.


Email resume and cover letter to or submit an application below.

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



About the Museum

The NMPW has a diverse artifact collection of more than 55,000 items, including vehicles, uniforms, heraldry, weapons, artwork, photographs, journals, an oral history collection, outdoor sculptures and macro-artifacts, throughout a 6-acre campus with multiple exhibit and collections storage buildings. At any time, 2-3% of this collection is on display. The balance is housed in the Museum’s extensive storage area located on the second floor of the George H.W. Bush Gallery. Many one-of-a-kind items related to the war in the Pacific are in the collection. The Museum continues to collect artifacts with intrinsic and historic value and those having a unique provenance.


Reporting to the Collections and Exhibits Director has four key areas of responsibility: (1) Maintain control over the Museum’s collection in compliance with industry standards; (2) process current and incoming collections, including management of loans and maintain accurate records thereof; (3) assist the Exhibits and Collections Director with technical and operational policies and procedures within the department; and (4) evaluate potential gifts/donations.


Maintain physical and intellectual control over the NMPW artifact collection using the American Alliance of Museum’s Core Standards for Museums.

  • With the DC, establish and institutionalize technical policies/procedures governing the NMPW artifact collection management operations.
  • Process current and incoming collections via the Re:discovery database software and paper records and ensure the NMPW artifact collection, including incoming and outgoing loans, maintain accurate accession and photographic records within Re:discovery.
  • Interact with donors, patrons and researchers. Evaluate objects offered as gifts to the museum with the DC to make recommendations for acceptance or rejection.
  • Input data into Re:discovery and update old records;
  • Maintain an organized filing system for any paper records and digitize all documentation.
  • Under the supervision of the DC, apply preventive conservation and storage methods; identify and have at-risk items in storage professionally conserved; maintain security of the collection; routinely clean the storage areas, and conduct environmental monitoring (light, humidity and temperature) and pest management monitoring (maintain detailed documentation using pest monitoring forms).
  • Establish and implement efficient processes for incoming and outgoing loans. Ensure Re:discovery records are up-to-date with the activities and documentation concerning all incoming and outgoing loans, for both permanent and temporary exhibit.
  • Inventory items on exhibit across the 6-acre campus.
  • Assist as needed with major gallery renovations, helping to identify/locate complimentary artifacts within the collection for exhibit.
  • With Volunteer Manager, cultivate, train and supervise volunteer photographers and archival staff.
  • Oversee administrative activities surrounding collections management and loan activities.
  • Work with Information Technology on issues related to digital storage space and servers.
  • Assist research requests.

Required education/experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, computer or information systems or in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a history museum, particularly with collections management, acquisitions, loans and digitization processes.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with relational databases, preferably Re:discovery.
  • Experience conducting a museum collection inventory and organizing collections database and paper file records.


  • Strong knowledge of, and experience in, museum collections management and loan processes.
  • Knowledge of archival and artifact preservation and conversation techniques.
  • Strong attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and relational databases; knowledge of Re:discovery Software a plus.
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Work well within a team and independently.
  • Able to discern and solve problems creatively.
  • Able to support projects and integrate complex concepts (i.e., see the big picture).
  • Strong World War II subject matter familiarity preferred
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to lift 35 lbs. and manage equipment transport/set up independently.


This is a Full Time, salaried position in the range of $42,000 to $45,000 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.

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.

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 Collections and Exhibits Director Nicole Bagley at Please include the “Registrar position" 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.


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