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Title: Sr. Manager-Aviation Pathways:A&P Program (SMAP)
Reports to: Sr. Director Philanthropic Strategies & Programs
Department: Education

Classification: Full-time – Hourly Exempt
Expected Hours: 40 hrs weekly (flexible schedule) 
Pay: Starting at $65,000 Annually

Job Summary:

The SMAP will work to bring process and clarity to the Museum’s vision for an Aviation Pathway A&P program – introduction of a high school A&P program, designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the aircraft maintenance profession. SMAP will build out and executes a project plan to implement the A&P program, setting benchmarks and initiating collaborations with education, industry, aviation and youth organizations as determined necessary.

The SMAP will serve as a spokesperson for the A&P program vision and work collaboratively with the Museum Education and Development/Philanthropic Services Departments and associated Board Leadership / Committees to maximize Museum resources.  SMAP will serve as the Museum’s expert, mapping the training program process and procedures to ensure the following:

  • DOE requirements governing the establishment of an elective curriculum option for high school students are met (ensuring completion of all general education requirements for graduation)
  • FAA requirements that will lead to attainment of an A&P license upon graduation re met on the timeline confirmed

The SMAP will support Board and Staff efforts to secure the resources needed – financial and in-kind – to acquire program facilities, equipment and resources that support and sustain program launch and operations, developing schedules that facilitate participation and collaborations that foster success.


Manages all aspects of the Aviation Pathways A&P program at the Museum, to include:

  • Works with Museum leadership to support resource development as outlined to support A&P program launch and operations
  • Collaborates with DOE and A&P curriculum provider, to establish processes and procedures that fulfill all mandatory requirements
  • Manages resources and ensures compliance with all requirements – location, curriculum, instructors – necessary to initiate the Pathways A&P program
    • Ensures adherence to regulatory requirements and course syllabi
    • Supervises implementation and update of training programs/lesson materials
    • Oversees, assesses, supports instructional methods that addresses individual student learning needs
    • Ensures preparedness of instructors and students, conducts self study and research in courses (remedial and subject specific) and supervises execution to ensure classroom and performance excellence
    • Coordinates with West Mec on all instructional procedures and materials, developing open communications to address compliance – prepares classroom with audio-visual aids to include virtual delivery (e.g. presenting online for remote learners as needed) and supports positive classroom and learning environment
  • Identifies, considers, reviews, and develops process and procedures for student recruitment and management
  • Collaboration with community, state, and national resources to support the Aviation Pathway A&P program, including but not limited to:
    • West Mec aviation high school as provider of curriculum and pathway to FAA A&P license
    • Department of Education (DOE), and other formal education programs that align
    • Industry partners – airlines, aircraft manufactures (Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop, other), Work Force Development Council (Hawaii)
  • In collaboration with Museum departments, provides leadership and support in the following areas:
    • Fund raising, grant development and tracking
    • Donor communications and reporting
    • Supports the Marketing and Communications to both foster awareness, participation and understanding of our educational offerings and to enrich engagement
  • Provides data points to support decision making related both to securing and allocating funding
  • Supports Museum wide programming and events


  • College Degree or completion of approved certificate program
  • Experience teaching or mentoring students in a formal or informal setting
  • Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) license or equivalent experience
  • Two (2) years of practical experience on both Airframe & Powerplant
  • Three (3) years of experience with presenting technical information
  • Computer proficiency and experience in MS Office Suite with the ability to construct engaging and comprehensive PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team/team player
  • Ability to take initiative and work creatively
  • Ability to deal professionally and sensitively with a diverse range of contacts
  • Display a willingness for continuous learning and professional growth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DOE certification
  • Experience in a commercial aviation maintenance environment
  • Experience teaching students in a formal classroom setting
  • Experience teaching students in an operational environment with real-time event or scenario-based event requirements and settings

aviation, education, experience and Skills:

Aviation, Education, Experience and Skill:  Undergraduate degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university required; aviation training and certification preferred.  Teaching or group leadership experience required, with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in education, aviation, leadership.

Communication Skills:  Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.

Interpersonal Skills:  Use considerable initiative, creativity, judgment, problem-solving skills while working under executive direction. Requires being able to deal with difficult, challenging people or situations involving complex issues; and establishing and maintaining cooperative and productive work relationships. 

Technical/Equipment Skills:  Proficient in Windows computing environments, data management software, Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Power Point. 


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk/work station and working at a computer. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at a time.


Starting $65,000 annually, commensurate with job-related experience, skills and competencies, education, internal equity, length of work year, and other organizational needs.

At Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, we recognize that compensation is just one facet of a fulfilling employment experience. Our commitment lies in fostering a positive work environment and equipping employees with the necessary resources to excel every day. 


  • Free Parking
  • 401k Safe Harbor Plan with Match
  • Medical/Dental Benefits w/low cost employee contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays based on position

To apply

Send letter of Interest, salary expectations, resume and application to [email protected].

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