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The San Diego Natural History Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Security Officer(s)-Unarmed, Temporary Part Time, Uniformed

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking to employ part time Security Officers

This is not an entry-level security officer position. Applicant should have two to five years solid security experience, preferably in a cultural institution setting. Related military service and/or previous law enforcement experience will be considered in part to satisfy this requirement. Applicant must possess a valid California Guard Card and current First-Aid/CPR certification; these certifications must be kept current for the duration of employment. Applicant must pass a comprehensive background screening, including but not limited to a drug test, Live Scan criminal record check with the DOJ and FBI, prior employment verification, reference checks, and an interview panel. Only the top candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. This exhibition will be displayed for an extended period of time. Additional on-site, exhibit-specific training will be provided. Uniforms and uniform maintenance will also be provided. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@sdnhm.org. No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.


Visitor Services Associate, Part Time Temporary

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Visitor Services Associates (VSA’s) for the exciting exhibition Real Pirates, opening February 8, 2014. VSA’s provide Museum guests an unparalleled customer service experience in a fast-paced educational and entertaining environment. The ideal candidates will be comfortable shifting roles and responsibilities throughout the day while continually maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.

Areas of responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting guests of the Museum.
  • Stationed at the Admission Desks selling admissions, memberships, and programs.
  • Stationed at one of the Audio Tour kiosks, distributing and demonstrating equipment.
  • Stationed at the exhibition photo experience, taking and/or editing photos.
  • Stationed at the Museum’s giant-screen theatre, assisting guests with seating and 3D equipment.
  • Other general visitor services duties.
  • Other responsibilities include: Describing Museum exhibitions with interest and accuracy; monitoring the cleanliness of exhibitions throughout the day; answering incoming phone calls professionally; and, keeping up-to-date on current promotions, programs, and procedures 


  • The top qualification required is a friendly personality with a visitor-focused attitude and a commitment to creating a welcoming and fun atmosphere for the Museum's visitors.
  • Professional demeanor, reliable, and hardworking.
  • A background in customer service, hospitality, or retail with experience in cash handling is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Balboa Park a plus.
  • Must be able stand and communicate verbally for the majority of each shift.

Weekends, holidays, and some evenings are required. The San Diego Natural History Museum is open daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. This is a part time, temporary position through September 1, 2014 with weekly hours ranging from 16 – 28 hours. VSA’s enjoy free admission into all of Balboa Park’s museums as well as free admission to the San Diego Zoo.

Please send resume and cover letter to tpetruzzelli@sdnhm.org.  No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Special Projects Campaign Manager

The Campaign Manager has the primary responsibility for the planning and coordination of the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Special Projects Campaign. Duties and responsibilities include: working closely (or under the supervision of) with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, coordinate the implementation of the campaign plan, oversee the prospect management system, including identification of prospects, cultivation activities, planning solicitation meetings and management of donor recognition. In addition, the position oversees the preparation and distribution of printed campaign materials and information, manages the community portion of the campaign, plans associated donor stewardship events, oversees dedication week, administers the campaign budget and prepares regular reports on campaign progress.

This is a part-time position and reports directly to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Please send your resume and cover letter to Karlee Simek at ksimek@sdnhm.org.