Balboa Park Jobs

Balboa Park Jobs

Imagine spending the day in beautiful Balboa Park...Helping to share its treasures, enhance its beauty, talk about its culture, or celebrate its great history.  There are many kinds of jobs and volunteer opportunities within Balboa Park, for every kind of skill set.  Take a look below for current job opportunities available* in Balboa Park.  Please visit the individual organization websites for volunteer opportunities.

Balboa Park Art Conservation Center

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation - Posting Date: 04/06/2021

The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is pleased to offer a full-time, one-year advanced Mellon Fellowship in the conservation of paper-based materials. The fellowship provides an opportunity to acquire advanced-level training in the preservation, conservation, and restoration of a wide range of works on paper, including photographic and bound materials. The paper conservation fellow will work closely with the conservation staff. The Balboa Art Conservation Center is not a collecting institution; its mandate is to serve non-profit collecting institutions such as museums, historic societies, and cultural collections. Because of this, the fellow will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of conservation projects from a wide range of collections. In addition to working on conservation, the fellow will also have the opportunity to explore and contribute to BACC’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) initiatives, making access to conservation and cultural preservation more equitable and inclusive. The 2021 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation is supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Conrad Prebys Foundation. –MORE--

Audience & Engagement Coordinator - Posting Date: 04/06/2021

The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is seeking an Audience & Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to support the expansion of services and impact through the engagement of multiple layers of public, establishing relationships with communities, institutions, and stewards of cultural collections. The position will be responsible for assessing, identifying, and engaging audiences, including but not limited to nonprofit collecting institutions, private collectors, community collections, individual donors, funders, individual living artists, and communities historically underrepresented in the field of art conservation and cultural preservation throughout the western region. The position will include the planning and execution of marketing and donor development duties with the goal of shifting these to the reciprocal engagement of audiences centered around collaboration and co-creation. The position of Audience & Engagement Coordinator will work at the core of BACC’s new vision for Equity, Inclusion, and Representation bringing the organization closer to intentionally understanding and addressing the needs of our communities and members. –MORE--

Balboa Park Conservancy

Volunteer Project Manager - Posting Date: 04/15/2021

The Balboa Park Conservancy is seeking a Volunteer Project Manager. The Volunteer Project Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the volunteer programs, including recruitment, training, and scheduling of individual and group volunteers and interns. The Volunteer Project Manager works closely with the Director of Planning, Design, and Programs. –MORE-

Donor Relations Coordinator - Posting Date: 04/30/2021

The Balboa Park Conservancy is seeking a full-time Donor Relations Coordinator. The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for supporting all fundraising initiatives for Balboa Park Conservancy, with special emphasis on donor database management.  –MORE--

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Communications Coordinator - Posting Date: 05/6/2022

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership seeks a Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator assists the Director, Parkwide Communications with developing and executing strategies and tactics for improving visitation to Balboa Park museums and experiences and raising the brand profile of the Park among target audiences. Using your experience and skills you will help provide consistent communication with Balboa Park fans, as well as our Balboa Park Explorer Passholders through newsletters, direct mail campaigns, and social media content creation, including video. You will also take initiative to dig into analytics to help identify, develop, and disseminate key messages. –MORE-

Forever Balboa Park

Lead Retail Sales Associate - Posting Date: 04/27/2022

Forever Balboa Park is looking for a Lead Retail Sales Associate. The Lead Retail Sales Associate facilitates the sale of merchandise in the Visitors Center Gift Shop with some additional leadership responsibilities. –MORE-

Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Museum of Us

Decolonizing Initiatives Manager - Posting Date: 05/11/2022

The Museum of Us is seeking a Decolonizing Initiatives Manager. The Decolonizing Initiatives Manager is a position that supports the Museum’s Decolonizing Initiatives departmental priorities of positive transformative change. This position will develop and manage the new Decolonizing Initiatives Fellowship program and work interdepartmentally to support the Decolonizing Initiatives department work. The person in this position must be a skilled writer, non-profit administrator, collaborative project manager, and effective communicator. The person in this position must also be passionate about supporting a department that is grounded in decolonial and equity-based practices that focus on museum administrative skill-building, mentorship, anti-racism, anti-colonial/decolonial praxis, Indigenous sovereignty, and cultural anthropology. The Decolonizing Initiatives Manager is a full-time salary position that reports to the Senior Director of Decolonizing Initiatives. –MORE--

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Guest Experience Rep (Part-Time) - Posting Date: 03/24/2022

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks a part-time Guest Experience Rep to join our outstanding team. Guest Experience Representatives are responsible for providing excellent customer service to museum visitors by answering questions, selling museum admission tickets, Balboa Park Explorer Passes, museum memberships, operating flight simulators, staffing retail store, café, 3D/4D theater, and interpreting exhibits. Duties specific to this position include POS system and credit card terminal operation and daily register accounting and balancing.  –MORE--

Assistant Curator - Posting Date: 05/10/2022

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks an Assistant Curator to join our outstanding team. The Assistant Curator supports the Collections Curator and Exhibits Curator in all day-to-day aspects of care and management of collections. Assists in the planning, development, research, and implementation of exhibitions organized with collections, incoming loans, or touring exhibitions. Works under limited supervision and is expected to exercise initiative and sound judgment; upholds the highest ethical standards in maintaining and protecting the Museum's collection.  –MORE--

San Diego Automotive Museum

Retail Sales Associate - Posting Date: 4/18/2022

The San Diego Automotive Museum seeks a Retail Sales Associate. At the San Diego Automotive Museum, the Retail Sales Associate is responsible for handling admission and sales transactions in the Museum Store. This position is the first and main contact point between the Museum and the visiting public. The Retail Sales Associate sells admission tickets, store merchandise, and memberships; maintains the stock and appearance in the Museum Gift Shop; handles cash and credit card transactions, and provides information to
Museum guests. –MORE--

Admissions and Sales Lead - Posting Date: 4/18/2022

The San Diego Automotive Museum seeks an Admissions and Sales Lead. At the San Diego Automotive Museum the Admissions & Sales Lead trains, supervises, and assists in the evaluation of retail staff. They manage the sale of merchandise and inventory control for the SDAM Gift Shop. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Guest Experience, the Admissions & Sales Lead ensures an exceptional museum experience that engages and retains customers and team members. –MORE--

San Diego History Center 

Manger of Community Learning - Posting Date: 5/9/2022

The San Diego History Center seeks a Manager of Community Learning. Under the direction of the VP of Community Engagement, Education & Collections, the Manager of Community Learning is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of innovative, high-quality education programs at the San Diego History Center (SDHC) in Balboa Park and at the Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio Park. This role is responsible for maintaining a highly engaged culture among the two departments it oversees, motivating employees, and fostering an environment with high levels of teamwork, accountability, and communication. Interacting frequently with various audiences, this position also ensures program quality and consistency.–MORE--

Visitor Engagement Associate - Posting Date: 5/9/2022

The San Diego History Center seeks a Visitor Engagement Associate. Under the supervision of the Visitor & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, the Visitor Engagement
Associate (VEA) is responsible for providing high quality customer service and interpretation for visitors of the San Diego History Center (SDHC) museums (Balboa Park and Presidio Park locations). The Visitor Engagement Associate must provide excellent customer service and is an advocate for SDHC while interacting with the public to advance the organization’s Culture of Philanthropy. –MORE--

San Diego Junior Theatre

Assistant Production Manager - Posting Date: 05/19/2022

The San Diego Junior Theatre is seeking a full-time Assistant Production Manager. Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager is a key member of the Production staff of San Diego Junior Theatre.  –MORE--

San Diego Museum of Art

Digital Engagement and Performance Programs Educator - Posting Date: 4/5/2022

The San Diego Museum of Art seeks a Digital Engagement and Performance Programs Educator. This position works closely with the Manager of Art and Empathy Projects and Innovation to develop and facilitate education technologies, increase social media engagement, and produce digital content. This position will also be responsible for sourcing and negotiating in-gallery performances that will be shared for publication on the Museum’s app and social media accounts. –MORE--

Library Services and Literacy Programs Educator - Posting Date: 4/5/2022

The San Diego Museum of Art seeks a Library Services and Literacy Programs Educator. This position supervises the daily operation of the Museum Art Library encompassing 40,000 volumes, Special Collections, and Archives. Works with Education Managers to develop and facilitate art and literacy programs for children; and Library programs for teens, and adults that relate to the Museum’s collection and temporary exhibitions. –MORE--

Lead Museum Educator - Posting Date: 4/5/2022

The San Diego Museum of Art seeks a Lead Museum Educator. This position works with the Manager of Art and Empathy Programs to develop and facilitate on-site programming related to the Museum collection and temporary exhibitions. Foster depth of meaning and personal connections in onsite learning experiences. Collaborate with the education team, docents, and curators to develop and facilitate innovative, enriching, and creative strategies for engagement with multiple audiences. –MORE--

Associate Registrar for Exhibitions - Posting Date: 5/12/2022

The San Diego Museum of Art seeks an Associate Registrar for Exhibitions. The Associate Registrar for Exhibitions is responsible for the coordination of exhibitions and loans to and from the Museum, as well as the care, movement, and documentation of artworks from the permanent collection. –MORE--

San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT)

Security Officer - Posting Date: 03/26/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking intuitive, reliable, attentive, detail-oriented individuals with strong communication and customer service skills as part-time/as-needed Security Officers.  Security Officers are expected to uphold Museum rules and regulations by patrolling, observing, and reporting to the Facilities Supervisor and Senior Director of Operations. Security Officers are also expected to set the example for Museum safety and stellar customer service and assist Museum guests, employees, and vendors during emergency situations. –MORE--

Banquet Bartender - Posting Date: 2/15/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking an enthusiastic and friendly part-time, as needed, Banquet Bartender for special events. This position provides guests with an unparalleled customer service experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable preparing drink orders for guests according to specified recipes using measuring systems. Issue, open, and serve wine/champagne bottles. Set up and maintain cleanliness and condition of bar, bar unit, tables, and other tools. Prepare fresh garnishes for drinks. Stock ice, glassware, and paper supplies. Transport supplies to bar set-up area. Wash soiled glassware. Remove soiled wares from the bar top and tables and place them in the designated area. Anticipate and communicate replenishment needs. Process all payment methods. Count bank at end of shift, complete designated cashier reports, resolve any discrepancies, drop off receipts, and secure bank. Secure liquors, beers, wines, coolers, cabinets, and storage areas. Complete closing duties.  –MORE--

Director of Café and Retail Operations - Posting Date: 2/15/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Director of Café and Retail Operations. The primary role is to create the overall vision for the café and retail operations that enhances the visitor experience. The Director is responsible for leading the department to achieve revenue goals, and provide an outstanding experience for all visitors through creative, mission-related products, merchandising menu options, and customer service.  This position ensures the shop and cafe are an integral part of the experience of all visitors. In addition, this position oversees the liquor license and beverage needs for special events. This full-time, exempt position reports to the CFO/COO and has a varied schedule that includes weekend and/or evening hours.  –MORE--

Lead Banquet Bartender - Posting Date: 2/15/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part-time, as needed, Lead Banquet Bartender for special events. This position provides guests with an unparalleled customer service experience. The ideal candidate will be comfortable managing bar staff, preparing and serving drinks, while continually maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor.  –MORE--

Paleontological Specialist - Posting Date: 2/15/2022

The Department of Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum has an opening for a paleontological field monitor. This position will be part-time temporary, as needed (0 – 29 hours per week). All work is funded through contracts. Within the Museum, the Department of PaleoServices specializes in paleontological resource management. Our focus is on the recognition, recovery, and preservation of the significant and unique paleontological resources that occur in the greater Southern California region. –MORE--

Birds and mammals Apprentice (Part-Time, Temporary)  - Posting Date: 4/4/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a Birds and Mammals Apprentice.  Applications are invited for one paid apprentice position in the Department of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat). This immersive apprenticeship program provides students with museum-based experience in bird and mammal biodiversity science centered around collections curation, specimen preparation, and fieldwork. –MORE--

Visitor Services Associate (Part-time, Regular)  - Posting Date: 4/7/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part-time Visitor Services Associates (VSAs) to assist guests at our Admissions Desk, Giant Screen Theater, and at Museum and exhibit entries. VSAs 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. –MORE--

Volunteer Program Manager (Full–Time, Regular)  - Posting Date: 5/9/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Volunteer Program Manager. As the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Volunteer Manager, you will recruit, interview, and oversee a robust core of over 450+ volunteers that provide vital services and public-facing activities for one of San Diego’s most popular and beloved museums.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Visitor Services and Volunteers, this is a leadership position that is perfect for individuals who enjoy a variety of work and engaging with diverse groups and individuals. –MORE--

Art Director (Full – Time, Regular)  - Posting Date: 5/16/2022

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Art Director. As Art Director for The San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), you’ll shape the design aesthetic for one of San Diego’s most popular and loved cultural attractions. You’ll be responsible for the Museum’s visual design direction for external communications as well as branding components onsite at the museum. –MORE--

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Community Program Assistant - Posting Date: 4/4/2022

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is seeking a Community Program Assistant. The Community Program Assistant at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) provides on-site relationships and logistical support at multiple after-school Opus sites. They have excellent administrative and people skills, are flexible and intuitive and are able to serve as primary contact for each of their sites. They will be able to collaborate with colleagues and partners and be cross-culturally responsive. They will be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. –MORE--

Production Assistant - Posting Date: 4/4/2022

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a part-time Production Assistant (PA) to provide a welcoming atmosphere at rehearsals and to contribute to the smooth running of rehearsals, events, and concerts. The PA will have a can-do attitude, provide excellent customer service, and be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. –MORE--

Teaching Artist - Strings - Posting Date: 4/4/2022

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is seeking a Teaching Artist to support beginning and intermediate students in Chula Vista and/or City Heights, and to teach private/group lessons to beginning and intermediate students in Balboa Park, online, or other locations. Our Teaching Artists build musical skills, teach fundamentals, amplify student creativity, serve as mentors and role models, and build community with students and families. They are committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. –MORE--

Early Childhood Teaching Artist - Posting Date: 4/4/2022

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a part-time Teaching Artist for its ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) program. Teaching Artists teach classes for children 0-5 years old and their parents/caregivers, as well as to groups of preschool, TK (transitional kindergarten) or kindergarten students at contracted sites. Our team begins to build musical skills, creativity, movement, and social-emotional skills for young children. They also build healthy attachments between children and parents/caregivers or teachers. The interactive classes incorporate singing, dancing, movement and hands-on play with instruments, all while paving the way for future musical development and participation in ensemble experiences. –MORE--

Institutional Giving Manager - Posting Date: 5/23/2022

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is seeking a full-time Institutional Giving Manager. The Institutional Giving Manager will be responsible for applying for and receiving institutional (government, foundation, and corporate) grants and fulfilling SDYS’ annual, institutional funding goals. The ideal candidate will not only have successful grant-writing experience and excellent writing, research, and organizational skills but will also be committed to SDYS’ core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. This position is an excellent opportunity to work with a highly effective nonprofit that has a national reputation for enriching lives through music education. –MORE--

The Fleet Science Center

Café Team Member - Posting Date: 04/6/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Café Team Member. The Café Team Member is responsible for a variety of duties within Craveology, and the theater concessions including, but not limited to providing excellent customer service, food preparation, cash handling, cleaning, and creating moments. –MORE--

Visitor Services Associate - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Visitor Services Associate. The Visitor Services Associate (VSA) supports the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by greeting visitors, answering questions, and selling tickets and related items to visitors. Cheerfully addresses inquiries and/or problems that may arise with patrons with manager assistance, if needed. –MORE--

Retail and Food Service Manager - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Retail and Food Service Manger. This position is responsible for all operations in Craveology, a café, theater concession stand and the North Star Science Store. Principle duties include: staffing, scheduling and supervising all staff; creating and reviewing detailed financial reports; management of budget and cost controls; F&B and merchandise inventory control. Developing menu items for the café and merchandise assortment for the store. –MORE--

Studio X-pert - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Studio X-pert. The Fleet Science Centers Studio X-pert supports the Fleet Mission, Philosophy of Inquiry, and Community-Centered approach by facilitating playful and inventive educational activities using (STEAM) science, technology, engineering, art, and math in our maker space- Studio X. –MORE--

Summer Camp Coordinator - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Summer Camp Coordinator. This seasonal position (May 16-July 29) supports the Fleet Mission Statement and Visitor Experience Philosophy by providing customer service and support for educational programming. The Summer Camp Coordinator will do administrative tasks and assist in classrooms for the Summer Science Camp at Hawthorne Elementary. Summer Science Camps will run June 21—July 22, 2022, and this position will work 25-40 hours per week for seven weeks plus training time. –MORE--

Science Educator - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Science Educator. The Fleet Science Center’s Science Educator supports the Fleet Mission Statement and Visitor Experience Philosophy by providing educational programming designed for school groups and public audiences.  This position will teach Fleet workshops, outreach programs, School in the Park classes, summer camps, birthday workshops, assembly shows, Girl/Boy Scout and other youth and adult programs and assist with developing curriculum for these programs. –MORE--

Seasonal Classroom Assistant - Posting Date: 05/4/2022

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a Seasonal Classroom Assistant. This seasonal position (June 9-August 19) supports the Fleet Mission Statement and Visitor Experience Philosophy by supporting educational programming designed for school groups and public audiences. This position will assist in providing hands-on, inquiry based educational programming and provide support for onsite programming to ensure their success. Position reports to Youth Engagement Manager and School Programs Manager. –MORE--

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)

Annual Giving Manager- Posting Date: 05/18/2021

The Museum of Photographic Arts is seeking an experienced Annual Giving Manager. Part of the Development Department, this position will play a critical role in planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fund and membership program. The Annual Giving Manager will focus on strategically expanding MOPA’s annual giving and membership program with a goal of significantly increasing the base of gifts. –MORE--

Director of Development- Posting Date: 05/18/2021

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is seeking an energetic, attentive Director of Development responsible for the strategic leadership, supervision, and execution of all MOPA fundraising activities including: individual, corporate, foundation and government giving; endowment planning; and fundraising events.  –MORE--

Summer Camp Teaching Artist - Posting Date: 02/02/2022

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is seeking a temporary, part-time, Summer Camp Teaching Artist. We are seeking an experienced arts educator that loves photography and/or video to collaborate with our wonderful education staff.  –MORE--

Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator - Posting Date: 02/10/2022

The Museum of Photographic Arts seeks a Part-time (Hourly) Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator to be responsible for the project coordination and support of the overall care of the Museum of Photographic Art’s collection of more than 8,500 objects, 20,000+ books, periodicals, and ephemera, as well as the museum’s exhibition program of 7-10 exhibitions per year.  –MORE--

Event Technician/Projectionist - Posting Date: 02/10/2022

The Museum of Photographic Arts seeks a Part-time (hourly) Event Technician/Projectionist to execute audio/visual tasks for special events at the Museum of Photographic Arts. Scope of events may include but are not limited to lectures, film screenings, wedding ceremonies, panel discussions, live theater performances, exhibition openings, and award ceremonies. Must be detail-oriented, organized, and punctual. The position will be responsible for executing technical elements of the event and communicating with clients and the event team. The position must have the ability to work well with the general public and possess the ability to make critical decisions under pressure.   –MORE--

The Old Globe

Ticket Services Representative - Posting Date: 05/07/2021

The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego seeks ticket representatives with excellent customer service experience and strong telephone and computer skills to work in our Ticket Office located in beautiful Balboa Park. Ticket Services Representatives are part-time positions working 16-30 hours per week. Office hours are 11:30 am-8:15 pm, daily; applicants must be available nights and weekends and be able to complete and clear a background screening. –MORE--  

Lady Carolyn's Pub Staff - Posting Date: 06/24/2021

The Old Globe Theatre seeks hourly part-time staff for cashiering, food preparation, and bartending positions. Must be available to work Saturdays and Sundays, as early as 10:00 a.m. or as late as 11:00 p.m. Will work approximately 10-25 hours per week during productions. –MORE--

Public Safety Team Member - Posting Date: 07/13/2021

The Old Globe seeks a part-time Public Safety Team Member for its Theatre complex in Balboa Park. As a member of the Public Safety Team, the successful candidate will help to maintain the safety and security of patrons and staff on The Old Globe’s plaza, theatres, offices, and other company property.  –MORE--

Custodian - Posting Date: 07/19/2021

The Old Globe seeks a highly motivated part-time custodian to work in facilities and on grounds, cleaning and providing general maintenance to all areas. Duties include sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming hallways, stairs, office spaces, and theatres; emptying trash and garbage containers inside and outside, and cleaning debris and stains from the plaza sidewalk. –MORE--

House Manager - Posting Date: 07/21/2021

The Old Globe is seeking a House Manager for San Diego’s premier regional theatre. Hours are part-time, Thursday through Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings with occasional Monday night events when productions are running. Previous House Management/Front of House experience preferred but not required. Previous customer service experience dealing with the public required. Must have excellent people skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to think and act under pressure. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access and anti-racism work in the theatre. The hourly rate is $15.00/hour. –MORE--

Institutional Grants Manager - Posting Date: 05/20/2022

The Old Globe seeks a skilled and experienced Institutional Grants Manager for one of the most renowned regional theatres in the nation. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Institutional Grants Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of foundation and government funding, including identifying, researching, and cultivating foundation and government funders. The Institutional Grants Manager will develop and write proposals and reports and will steward institutional funders.  –MORE--

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