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. 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 : 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:20 Feb 2020 | Closes:12 Mar 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: This full time, three-year Digitization Technician position will report to the Entomology Collection Manager, and is focused on an ectoparasite specimen digitization project funded by a collaborative NSF Thematic Collections Network Grant entitled "Terrestrial Parasite Tracker. Collaborative ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:19 Feb 2020 | Closes:25 Feb 2020 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:19 Feb 2020 | Closes:06 Mar 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Tourism Sales Manager is responsible for selling and marketing Academy products in assigned markets. Key responsibilities include generating revenue by selling Academy products via B2B channels locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and domestically throughout the United States. With ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:14 Feb 2020 | Closes:14 Mar 2020 23:55
Position Specification - Senior Director of Exhibits About the Academy With a mission to "explore, explain, and sustain life" the California Academy of Sciences - based in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - is a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:07 Feb 2020
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director, Development Information Services (DIS), the Donor Relations Manager (DRM) works closely with members of the Development Team, Academy Leadership, and Trustee Committee to support fundraising strategies for major donors and prospects. To uphold Academy goals ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:31 Jan 2020 | Closes:29 Feb 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Director of Foundation Philanthropy, the Foundation Giving Officer will work with a portfolio of foundation donors and prospects, and will spend a majority of their time cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding grants in support of Academy exhibits and programs ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:30 Jan 2020 | Closes:30 Mar 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Are you interested in an accounting position that is tailored for someone that enjoys a challenge while working with a dynamic team and team members that are passionate about the mission of their organization? Are you enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial and flexible approach to carrying ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:30 Jan 2020 | Closes:15 Mar 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Exhibit Content and working as part of an exhibit team, this position plays a key role in the development of dynamic, content-rich Academy exhibits. The Exhibit Content Developer/Writer is responsible for creating engaging scientific content for ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:30 Jan 2020 | Closes:28 Feb 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Donor Events Coordinator supports event logistics, donor cultivation, digital marketing, and the execution of both small and large scale events while working closely with the Donor Events team within the Academy's Development department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Donor ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:30 Jan 2020 | Closes:29 Feb 2020 23:55
POSITION SUMMARY: The Database Developer will play a pivotal role in the creation of a Membership Data Mart for the Academy of Sciences. The ideal candidate must possess solid technical skills and the ability to work effectively within a cross-functional project team. This is a 6 months temporary assignment. ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:23 Jan 2020 | Closes:23 Feb 2020 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:08 Jan 2020
POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager of Electrical Systems provides oversight, strategic planning and management of electrical operations at the Academy of Sciences. This position sets departmental goals, defines priorities, manages work and assures effective cross-departmental communication. This position works ...
Work type:Full-Time | Posted:12 Dec 2019 | Closes:03 Mar 2020 23:55

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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