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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

Visitor Services Representative

The Visitor Services Representative is the initial communication channel between the Museum, its members, and the general public. Duties include daily monitoring of the Museum’s admissions desk, retail store and other Visitor Services posts as needed. Representatives are expected to interact with the public to ensure that the visitor experience at the Museum is informative and enjoyable. Applicants should be reliable, flexible, and personable; possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; exhibit a professional manner at all times; be responsible and trustworthy; able to work as a team player; and excited about upholding the mission of the Museum!

This position is a part-time position. Firm schedule includes 7.5 hour shift on Sunday, with the opportunity for additional hours as needed and based on availability.

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To Apply: Interested candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter along with a detailed resume to employment@santacruzmuseum.org with the subject line: Visitor Services Representative.


Summer Camp Instructor

Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Summer Camp Instructor is responsible for co-facilitating the Museum’s week-long summer day camp programs for students entering grades K – 6. This is a temporary full-time (40 hours per week) position for 8 weeks (June 16th – August 8th, 2023). This position will work closely with an Education Coordinator to prepare for and teach six weeks of camp. Each week of camp will serve a different group of students and will focus on a range of natural history topics. The Summer Camp Instructor will work with other Museum staff, interns, and volunteers to create a fun, safe, and educational experience for the campers.

Firm schedule Monday-Friday, from June 16th – August 8th

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To Apply: Interested candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter along with a detailed resume to employment@santacruzmuseum.org with the subject line: Summer Camp Instructor.