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: 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:17 Sep 2019 | Closes:25 Sep 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:16 Sep 2019 | Closes:15 Oct 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Assistant Managers of Guest Experience, this position is responsible for the day to day operations and providing platinum level customer experiences to guests of the California Academy of Sciences. Areas of responsibility included are: the entryway, theaters, exhibits ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:16 Sep 2019 | Closes:27 Sep 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The part-time Public Programs Presenter, reporting to the Public Programs Presenter Specialist, is responsible for conducting informal science education programs with museum guests (for both small and large audiences up to 400+ guests) about various topics throughout the Academy. These ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:14 Sep 2019 | Closes:29 Sep 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:11 Sep 2019 | Closes:11 Oct 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: This Postdoctoral Researcher position will be part of the Academy's "Hope for Reefs" team, which includes staff from the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability (IBSS) and the Steinhart Aquarium, as well as many international partners. The successful candidate will report ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:05 Sep 2019 | Closes:30 Sep 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Automation 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 Engineering ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:28 Aug 2019 | Closes:25 Sep 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY : Reporting to the Specialty Programs Supervisor, the On Call Specialty Programs Guide is responsible for providing expertly led "behind the scenes" tours of the Academy, including VIP Tours, NightLife VIP Tours and custom tours on an on call basis. Responsibilities may also include working ...
Work type:Hourly on-call | Posted:15 Aug 2019
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Assistant Manager of School Programs within the Department of Teacher and Student Engagement, the Bilingual Educator-in-Training is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of onsite and occasional distance learning experiences for K-8 students. The position is ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:19 Jul 2019 | Closes:09 Oct 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
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