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The USS Iowa's Hiring: Do You Have What it Takes?

The battleship is preparing to open as a museum, and looking to take on educators, electricians, welders, accountants, sales members and many more.

Those who have dreamed of working aboard a naval ship but can’t stomach long sea voyages or the dangers of active duty may have a chance now: the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship” is hiring.

And, it's online gift shop is open for business.

The USS Iowa is a new fixture in the Port of Los Angeles following half a century of service. It waters with much fanfare. For a few days the battleship sat about three miles off while underwater divers scraped the hull clean. Then it drew thousands of spectators lining bridges and waterfronts for its final voyage into its Port berth.

Built in 1940, the battleship that served in World War II and shuttled President Franklin D. Roosevelt across the Atlantic aspires to be a world-class museum when it opens to the public July 7. It is looking for employees to add to its ranks.

Email a resume to hr@labattleship.com for a chance to work in an any the fields below as listed on the website. 

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Event Sales
  • Travel & Group Sales
  • Tour Department
  • Safety Team
  • Ship Operations & Maintenance
  • Marine Electrician
  • Welder
  • Painter
  • Information Technology
  • Education Department
  • Exhibit Department
  • Sharon Moran June 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
    I emailed my resume over a week ago. I have several different skills such as Food and Beverage Manager, Banquet Coordinator, Safety and Boating credentials from U.S. Coast Guard. Best Regards, Sharon Moran 213 388 0770
    Nancy Wride June 29, 2012 at 02:44 AM
    Good luck, Sharon! I think a resume that says Battleship Anything (accountant, food and bev manager) sounds cool. :D

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