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 Conservancy

Major Gifts Officer - Posting date:  6/19/20

The Balboa Park Conservancy is seeking a Major Gifts Officer.  The Major Gifts Officer supports the mission of the Balboa Park Conservancy to provide expertise, advocacy and resources to envision, enhance and sustain Balboa Park for all visitors in partnership with the City of San Diego and in collaboration with other organizations in the Park and the community.  The Major Gifts Officer is  responsible for the strategy, cultivation, and solicitation of individual major gifts) for both unrestricted and restricted gifts with special emphasis on the Botanical Building & Gardens, a three-year capital campaign. This position ensures a collaborative, holistic approach to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  --MORE--

Fleet Science Center

Community Engagement Manager - Posting date:  6/1/20

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a full-time Community Engagement Manager.  Are you passionate about community, STEM, equity, and access to support residents of San Diego neighborhoods? The Fleet Science Center is searching for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Community Engagement Manager to connect communities to the power of science through listening, collaboration, and coordination. The Fleet is a dynamic county-wide organization dedicated to connecting communities to access STEM expertise and STEM learning to support their aspirations and goals. Bilingual ability is preferred. Experience with community engagement required.   --MORE--

Special Events Coordinator - Posting date:  6/8/20

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a full-time Special Events Coordinator.  The Fleet Science Center is San Diego’s only interactive science center and home to the world’s first Giant IMAX Dome Theater. With more than 400,000 visitors annually, we’re proud to be the most visited museum in Balboa Park. The Fleet opened in 1973 and is now evolving into a dynamic county-wide organization dedicated to building and supporting communities rich in science learning. We are poised to expand and move in a new direction.  --MORE--

Custodian - Posting date:  3/4/20

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a custodian to keep their facility beautiful! The Custodian will support the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by taking pride in making the Fleet sparkle, enjoy working on a team of very productive partners and sharing ideas about how to make the Fleet an even more appealing place for people to visit.  --MORE--

Mingei International Museum

Facility and Security Manager - Posting date: 11/24/2020

The Mingei International Museum is seeking a full-time Facility and Security Manager. Reporting to the Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer, the Facility and Security Manager serves as a key team member in the Museum’s administration. The Facility and Security Manager interacts with internal departments and external vendors, and City, State and local officials ensuring compliance in the areas of facility management, facility planning and upkeep, safety, injury and illness prevention, and business continuity planning. The Facility and Security Manager will manage the janitorial and security staff, and sub-contractors to maintain the operations of the 50,000 square-foot museum and several remote locations. An ideal candidate will have led a small facility team with experience while working at a museum, arts or cultural center. Mingei staff is currently working remotely in accordance with State and County health directives. The Facility and Security Manager will be working remotely until early 2021, or until it is deemed safe to occupy our Balboa Park location. --MORE--

San Diego Automotive Museum

Retail Sales Associate - Posting date: 10/29/2020

The San Diego Automotive Museum if seeking a part-time Retail Sales Associate. 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; appearance and attitude are primary considerations. Sell admission tickets, store merchandise and memberships, and handles cash and credit card transactions.--MORE--

San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT)

Canyon Project Coordinator - Posting date: 08/2020

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking to hire a temporary full-time project coordinator for a new initiative centered around coastal canyons and community science. The Canyon Project Coordinator will act as project coordinator, track project timelines, ensure the development of deliverables, monitor project budget, and coordinate with other staff to identify and engage with community groups as potential collaborative partners in canyon research, outreach, and programming. –MORE--

Entomology Lab Technicians - Posting date: 09/2020

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking to hire 2-3 part-time temporary Entomology Lab Technicians. The Entomology Lab Technician assists the Curator of Entomology or designate in databasing and photography to ensure that the LepNet–PEN project runs smoothly and is completed efficiently. The incumbent assists in databasing specimen data, handles butterfly and moth specimens, takes photographs of selected specimens, and helps ensure that data entry is accurate. -- MORE -- 

Entomology Project Assistant - Posting date: 09/2020

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking to hire a temporary project assistant for the Entomology Department. The incumbent assists the Curator of Entomology or Collection Manager in organizing people and resources to ensure that an IMLS funded grant to rehouse a recently donated collection of fairy shrimp runs smoothly and is completed efficiently. The incumbent coordinates between staff and volunteers to ensure project completion, works on managing metadata, producing labels, databasing specimens, and rehousing collections. The Entomology Project Assistant provides regular updates on the status of actions, tasks, and activities within the organization, supports special projects and reporting as requested and positively represent the Nat with stakeholders, project partners, the general public, and with vendors. -- MORE -- 

Facility Engineer/HVAC Technician (On Hold)

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking to hire a Facility Engineer/HVAC Technician.The Facility Engineer is primarily responsible for maintaining the proper functioning of all MEP, HVAC, and life safety equipment throughout the building both during regular hours and after hours. This position aids the Senior Director of Operations in handling facility operations and protocols in order to uphold the appropriate standards of the SDNHM. The Facility Engineer is responsible for managing the overall maintenance of the Museum facilities, including off-site warehouse and Museum owned vehicles, and is accountable for maintaining compliance with hazardous materials and accessibility regulations, reporting compliance under OSHA and other government regulatory agencies. -- MORE -- 

Building Maintenance and Safety Technician II 

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking for a passionate mission supporting and natural history loving individual to be our General Maintenance Technician II (“GM Tech”).   This a full-time position, eligible for benefits and will report to and work with the Facilities Supervisor.  The GM Tech’s responsibilities include assisting with the daily general maintenance and upkeep of the approximate 150,000 sq. ft. facility that is located in Balboa Park, as well as a warehouse facility located in Chula Vista, CA.  Issues may range from performing maintenance work at the warehouse to troubleshooting and performing general carpentry, plumbing, or electrical repairs at the Museum. The GM Tech must exhibit outstanding customer service and professionalism in all interactions with Museum staff, visitors, guests, and contractors. Teamwork and excellent communication are critical to this position’s success. -- MORE -- 

The Old Globe

Donor Engagement Manager - Posting date:  3/2/2020

The Old Globe in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park seeks an experienced development professional to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual fund donors up to $5,000. With a budget of $29 million, the Tony Award-winning Old Globe is a recognized leader among American regional theatres. Known for producing a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays, the Globe annually produces 16 productions on its three stages, including a Globe for All touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County.Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts and Research, the Donor Engagement Manager will manage the multi-channel, integrated annual fund campaign for The Friends of The Old Globe (donors under $2,500), identifying prospects for increased giving, as well work with a portfolio of donors of up to $5,000. We seek a motivated, positive, and engaging individual with a minimum of three years of development experience, preferably in an arts and culture organization. The successful candidate will be an outstanding verbal and written communicator, have an analytical mindset, be highly organized, a creative thinker, and enjoy creating relationships with donors of all giving levels.   –MORE--

*Please verify that a listing is still accepting applications with the specific institution or organization before applying.