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

Are you a confident fundraiser and with experience sustaining a broad base of community support?  Are you a creative leader with a personal or professional commitment to connecting people with nature and science to inspire stewardship of the natural world?  If so, we invite you come join 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.

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in our growth and new vision. Building upon a rich history, strong programs and  partnerships, broad community support, a dedicated Board, and committed staff team, the incoming Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager will oversee the stewardship of our donor and foundation network and expansion of our funding strategies and partnerships that will allow us to connect donors to the tangible difference their contributions are making locally.  

For more details and application information, please refer to the full job announcement here: Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager.