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Employment Opportunities

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Under the guidance of its Board of Directors, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History operates in support of its Mission: Connecting People with Nature and Science to Inspire Stewardship of the Natural World.

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has been connecting people to the wonders of the natural world for over 100 years. Through our extraordinary location, interactive displays, engaging programs, and special collections, the Museum highlights the region’s diverse natural history, from the shores of the Monterey Bay to the summit of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Current Openings 

Museum Gardener

The Museum is currently recruiting a part-time gardener to assist in the ongoing maintenance of our Garden Learning Center.  Responsibilities include monitoring the health of all plants and greenscapes within the Museum’s designated Garden Learning Center spaces.  Ultimately, ensuring the gardens and green spaces are well maintained, healthy, and beautiful.

This position is a part-time position and consists of 8 hours per week, with one additional Saturday shift each month.

For details and application information please review the full job description here: Museum Gardener (PDF) 


General Information:  This page is kept up-to-date with all current employment opportunities. Any position listed above is still open and accepting application materials.  If you don’t see a position you’re interested in, we encourage you to revisit and check back in for additional opportunities.  We post all new position openings here before posting on other platforms.  Thanks for your interest!