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The San Diego Natural History Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visitor Services Associate, Part Time Temporary

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Visitor Services Associates (VSA’s) for the exciting exhibition The Discovery of King Tut .  VSA’s provide Museum guests an unparalleled customer service experience in a fast-paced educational and entertaining environment. The ideal candidates will be comfortable shifting roles and responsibilities throughout the day while continually maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor. 

Areas of responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting guests of the Museum.
  • Stationed at the Admission Desks selling admissions, memberships, and programs.
  • Stationed at one of the Audio Tour kiosks, distributing and demonstrating equipment.
  • Stationed at the exhibition photo experience, taking and/or editing photos.
  • Stationed at the Museum’s giant-screen theatre, assisting guests with seating and 3D equipment.
  • Provide consistent and excellent customer service to visitors, members, and staff.
  • Other general visitor services duties, including but not limited to: Describing Museum exhibitions with interest and accuracy; monitoring the cleanliness of exhibitions throughout the day; answering incoming phone calls professionally; and, keeping up-to-date on current promotions, programs, and procedures


  • The top qualification required is a friendly personality with a visitor-focused attitude and a commitment to creating a welcoming and fun atmosphere for the Museum's visitors.
  • Professional demeanor, reliable, and hardworking.
  • A background in customer service, hospitality, or retail with experience in cash handling is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Balboa Park a plus.
  • Must be able stand and communicate verbally for the majority of each shift.

Weekends, holidays, and some evenings are required. The San Diego Natural History Museum is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. This is a part time, temporary position through April 26, 2015 with weekly hours ranging from 16 – 28 hours. VSA’s enjoy free admission into all of Balboa Park’s museums as well as free admission to the San Diego Zoo.

Please send resume and cover letter to  hr@sdnhm.org .  No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Posted on 01-12-2015


Museum Educator

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking to hire a few new educators. These will be on-call part-time positions starting in February 2015.

Position Summary:

The Museum Educator will provide dynamic mission driven education programs and public programs to grades K-12 using an interactive, engaging, participatory style reflecting inquiry-based teaching methods and supporting the unique curatorial voice of the NAT. This is an on-call position.

Primary Functions and Major Responsibilities:

The Museum Educator will primarily facilitate hands-on classes at school sites and occasionally, hands-on classes at the Museum. Primary concentration will be on education programs for school groups. In addition, he/she will participate in public programs and will provide instruction for winter, spring, and/or summer camps.


  • B.S. degree in Education, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • 2-3 years of related experience working in a public setting or informal education organization is preferred
  • Background working in a public setting – implementing programs with children and adults
  • Experience teaching elementary and/or middle school formal or informal classes preferred
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish a plus

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the position, résumé, and three professional references to hr@sdnhm.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 21, 2015 and will continue until positions are filled.

Posted on 1-12-2015


Security Officer(s)-Unarmed, Temporary Part-time, Uniformed

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking to employ temporary part-time Security Officers

This is not an entry-level security officer position. Applicant should have two to five years solid security experience, preferably in a cultural institution setting.

Related military service and/or previous law enforcement experience will be considered in part to satisfy this requirement.

Applicant must:

  • Possess a valid California Guard Card and current First-Aid/CPR certification; these certifications must be kept current for the duration of employment.
  • Pass a comprehensive background screening, including but not limited to a Live Scan criminal record check with the DOJ and FBI, prior employment verification, reference checks, and an interview panel.

Only the top candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process.

Additional on-site, exhibit-specific training will be provided. Uniforms and uniform maintenance will also be provided.

Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@sdnhm.org. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please. 

Posted on 1-23-2015