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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.

If you are interested in the Museum’s current Volunteer or Internship opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page to learn about options available for volunteers of all abilities and ages.

Current Openings

Director of Operations

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has served the community since 1905, connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world. In recent years the Museum has undergone a period of rejuvenation. The Director of Operations plays a key role in cultivating institutional resilience and sustainable growth. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Operations has primary responsibility for day-to-day administration of the office and business aspects of the organization. They play an important role in a broad range of activities related to institutional planning and resource management.  They oversee and direct policies and procedures related to Museum operations, lead efforts to improve processes and enhance performance throughout the organization. Please review the full job description (PDF) for further details and application information. The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2022.

Education Assistant (bilingual)

The Education Assistant (bilingual) is responsible for facilitating the Museum’s educational programs for youth and multigenerational audiences, primarily in underserved communities in Santa Cruz County. This position requires Spanish language fluency and a willingness to work in a variety of outdoor settings. Please review the full job description (PDF) for further details and application information.