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 Associate Director will lead the administration of existing life-income gifts and will work closely with an experienced and successful Leadership Philanthropy team to strategize and prepare blended giving requests. This role supervises the Planned Giving Coordinator and together ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:18 Jun 2019 | Closes:28 Jun 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The California Academy of Sciences is looking for an Accountant to be a key member of the Accounting team. We are seeking a team member who is ready to learn, grow, and contribute to our organization. You will participate in various areas of the accounting process including accounts ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:18 Jun 2019 | Closes:18 Jul 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:18 Jun 2019 | Closes:09 Jul 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:17 Jul 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 on various topics throughout the Academy, including large and small informal science education programs for all age audiences, ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:14 Jun 2019 | Closes:28 Jun 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 within the Department of Teacher and Student Engagement, the Educator-in-Training is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of onsite and occasional distance learning experiences for K-8 students. The position is part-time ...
Work type:Part-Time | Posted:21 May 2019 | Closes:24 Jun 2019 23:55
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:21 May 2019 | Closes:24 Jun 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:21 Jul 2019 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Event Sales Specialist is responsible for generating revenue for the Academy via sales of the Academy event spaces. This position reports to the Associate Director Facility Rentals and is responsible for the promotion, sales, and rental of Academy facilities for the public, and private ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:13 May 2019 | Closes:30 Jun 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.

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