Open positions at the Academy

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 seeks an early-mid career Project Manager for exhibitions who is innovative, solutions-oriented, highly organized, and adept at managing projects from concept through execution. This includes managing scope, schedule, and budget for all phases of their ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:17 Jul 2019 | Closes:04 Aug 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Building Controls Technician is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Building Management Systems (BMS) and Life Support Systems (LSS) automation systems, including hardware and software. This position will work directly with the Building Engineers, Electricians, Experience ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:15 Jul 2019 | Closes:31 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Contact Center Assistant Manager, the Customer Relationship Specialist is responsible for handling numerous customer interactions via phone, email and the internet. This includes processing reservation sales as well as answering general inquiries for all Academy initiatives, ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:15 Jul 2019 | Closes:29 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Planetarium Show Presenter delivers mostly-astronomical presentations, including but not limited to planetarium shows, presentations in Hohfeld Hall, and presentations on the museum floor for public and school audiences and for special events. In most public shows, this involves ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:12 Jul 2019 | Closes:26 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: This position reports to the Infrastructure Manager. The primary responsibility consist of (1) providing Windows and Mac desktop support, (2) helping manage and maintain security posture across all types of endpoint devices such as workstations, laptops, mobile devices, office equipment, ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:10 Jul 2019 | Closes:31 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Are you a talented systems administrator, looking for an opportunity to make science films that change the world? Would you like to apply your technical skills to transform how people see their connection to our planet, nature and the cosmos? The Planetarium Production Systems Administrator ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:09 Jul 2019 | Closes:16 Aug 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: This is a Security Officer position with a heavy emphasis on interaction with guests. The Security Officer reports to a Security Shift Supervisor and provides security, safety and guest services in both public and non-public areas of the Academy campus. The position requires good observation, ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:09 Jul 2019 | Closes:23 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Graphic Designer works with the Creative team in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of Academy graphics and systems. The California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution committed to leading-edge research, to educational outreach, and to finding ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:01 Jul 2019 | Closes:19 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The California Academy of Sciences offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled institutional grant writer to join a dynamic development team at a renowned scientific institution. The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:01 Jul 2019 | Closes:31 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Custodian Supervisor, the Custodian is responsible for daily Academy custodial tasks. This position requires knowledge of all phases of custodial work. This position is part time and the candidate must be available to work a flexible schedule (Day, ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:01 Jul 2019 | Closes:01 Aug 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: This is a unique opportunity for a development professional with demonstrated success in individual major gifts fundraising to join an expanding development team at a renowned scientific institution. The California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:17 Jun 2019 | Closes:31 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: We're looking for an experienced, highly skilled Social Media and Digital Engagement Specialist to join our dynamic Digital Engagement team. Reporting to the Sr. Digital Engagement and Community Manager, you'll contribute directly to Academy digital-engagement efforts on a wide range ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:28 May 2019 | Closes:28 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Assistant Manager of School Programs, in the Teacher & Student Engagement Department, this position is responsible for facilitating the Academy's onsite field trip programs and distance learning programs for grades K- 8. The overarching vision for the Teacher and Student ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:21 May 2019 | Closes:05 Aug 2019 23:55
Position Specification - Chief Philanthropy Officer 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 ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:03 May 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.

The California Academy of Sciences is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

As required by law, California Academy of Sciences participates in E-VERIFY and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's
Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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