Employment Opportunities

Staff group


The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Under the guidance of our Board of Directors, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History operates in support of its Mission: Connecting People with Nature and Inspiring Stewardship of the Natural World.

Current Openings

    • Membership & Development Associate


Membership & Development Associate
SCMNH is seeking a new Membership & Development Associate to join our team! We are looking for an organized, driven and detail-oriented person to provide essential support to our organization in raising funds from foundations, corporations and government agencies for Museum exhibitions, programs and special projects. This person will also work with the Executive Director to nurture and grow the Museum’s membership program. Above that, s/he should have a love of nature and enjoy being part of a close team whose primary goal is to engage people of all ages in the fascination of the natural world.
This Membership & Development Associate position is a non-exempt, part-time position (20 hours/week) with the potential of growth to a full-time position with benefits within the next two fiscal years.
Position Description: Click to view the full Membership & Development Associate Position Description.
To Apply: Interested candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter along with a detailed resume to: employment@santacruzmuseum.org with the subject line: Membership & Development Associate. Or, you may send your application via postal mail to:
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Attn: Human Resources/M&D Associate
1305 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
The deadline for applications for this position is Friday, October 16, 2015.


Please direct questions relating to employment to Angela Ward: employment@santacruzmuseum.org.