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The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed.
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POSITION SUMMARY: The California Academy of Sciences offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and collaborative individual to join an energetic Development team. The Leadership Philanthropy Associate is responsible for providing essential administrative support to the Director of Leadership ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:24 Apr 2019 | Closes:30 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy, the Senior Giving Officer, Foundation Philanthropy, will work with a portfolio of foundation donors and prospects and spend a majority of their time cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding large grants in support ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:17 Apr 2019 | Closes:31 May 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Teacher Professional Development team creates learning experiences, professional learning communities, and resources for preK-12 teachers. We focus on a learner-centered, inquiry-based approach to science learning. Our work helps teachers shift toward this approach, as well as supports ...
Work type:Part-Time, Temporary | Posted:08 Apr 2019 | Closes:25 Apr 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY : The On Call Specialty Programs Tour Guide is responsible for providing expertly led tours of the Academy, including, the Behind-the-Scenes Tours, NightLife VIP Tours and After-Hours Tours on an on-call basis. Responsibility may also include working and coordinating Specialty Programs ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:28 Mar 2019 | Closes:28 Apr 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Planned Giving Project Coordinator is responsible for administrative duties related to the planned giving program. This Development Division position requires initiative, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, management of simultaneous tasks, a high respect for confidentiality, ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:13 Mar 2019 | Closes:13 May 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Audio-Visual Technician is an on-call position. This person is a member of the Experience Engineering team that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all audio-visual and electronics systems/peripherals to primarily support Special Events, and on occasion Exhibitions, ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:19 Feb 2019
Position Specification - Executive Director The Academy in 2019 With a mission to " explore, explain, and sustain life," the California Academy of Sciences - based in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - is a beacon for knowledge, inspiration and solutions, guiding the world toward a better future by providing ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:12 Feb 2019 | Closes:20 May 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The On Call Event Coordinator (OEC) reports to the Event Services Coordinator, in the Facility Rentals Department. This department reports to the Associate Director of Facility Rentals, and is responsible for the promotion, sales and rental of Academy facilities for public and private ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:06 Feb 2019

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our mission to explore, explain, sustain is best promoted by hiring a diverse workforce who represent the global world that we live in today. We strive to find talent that embraces the differences that come from a variety of experiences, backgrounds, beliefs, abilities and outlooks.

We have an opportunity and an obligation to help shape a society where scientific knowledge is alive and accessible to everyone; one where our research and educational programs stimulate minds and contribute to better decisions. We encourage our employees to work collectively across the Academy to bring different ideas and perspectives to their work.

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