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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 

Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager

The Museum is seeking a confident fundraiser with experience sustaining a broad base of community support. The ideal candidate is a creative leader with a personal or professional commitment to connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world. Perhaps someone who has enjoyed the flexibility of working from home and wants to continue this post pandemic. If this is you, we invite you to consider joining our energetic team of staff and Board members at a pivotal point in our organizational history, as we continue to transform the museum into a dynamic, thriving learning center.

For a detailed description and application information please review the full Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager position description (PDF)

Salary range: $75,000-$85,000 commensurate with experience.  Benefit package includes: full medical, dental & vision, and life insurance. 

Deadline for applications is May 15th.


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!