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.

Fleet Science Center

Marketing and Communications Director - Posting date:  3/15/19

The Fleet Science Center is seeking an amazing Director of Marketing & Communications who will develop and implement creative marketing initiatives that build visibility and increase audience for the Fleet’s diverse offerings. (We’re much more than a science center!) You’re quick to come up with a clever tagline and diligent when you design a marketing campaign. You’re equally comfortable writing a radio spot, directing a photo shoot, selecting outdoor advertising locations and planning a premiere party.  --MORE--

Café Team Member - Posting date:  9/10/18

The Fleet Science Center is looking for an outgoing, service-oriented individual to work part-time in our Craveology Cafe.  --MORE--

Science Center Presenter - Posting date:  9/10/18

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a rock star Science Center Presenter to facilitate our Balboa Park walking tours and science demonstrations in the Fleet Science Center. Our new presenter will support the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by taking pride in leading our out-door walking tours and teaching others about science, enjoy working on a team that makes science accessible to people of all ages in an engaging and meaningful way, and creating moments that leave an impression that the Fleet is a memorable place for people to visit.  --MORE--

Science Educators (Part-Time Temporary) - Posting date:  9/10/18

Do you love science?  Do you love teaching others about science?  The Fleet Science Center is looking for an experienced educator with a passion for teaching people of all ages about science.  Our new Science Educator – Part Time (Temporary) actively supports our mission and goals by presenting programs at area schools, which may include after-school programs, presenting Fleet workshops, programs and educational activities to field trip students, adults, groups of teachers, children and the general public, and assisting in the creation, planning and implementation of new or existing Fleet educational programs  --MORE--

Visitor Services Associate - Posting date:  9/10/18

The Fleet Science Center is looking for someone who absolutely loves talking to people and brightening their day!  This individual will excel at processing sales transactions via our ticketing system quickly and efficiently.  This part time position will allow for a maximum of 29 hours per week.  Our Visitor Services Associate will bring a high level of excitement and engagement to the Fleet to promote our mission of science learning to our guests.  --MORE--

Mingei International Museum

Corporate and Community Liaison - Posting date:  6/21/19

The Mingel International Museum is seeking a full-time Corporate and Community Liaison. Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum presents objects of folk art, craft and design through a diverse and dynamic range of exhibitions, programs and events. The Corporate and Community Liaison will support the Museum’s Development Department, playing an essential part in achieving the organization’s annual contributed income goal. The staff member will work to successfully secure funding for mission-centered programming from corporate sources and community groups. This position will be instrumental in helping to coordinate the Museum’s refreshed and expanded corporate fundraising program in preparation for the Museum’s reopening after a major renovation. The role will also aid the team in the stewardship of existing corporate donors and in the overall cultivation and engagement of the Museum’s individual donors and in-kind sponsors.   --MORE--

Manager of Facilities and Security - Posting date:  6/13/19

The Mingel International Museum is seeking a full-time Manager of Facilities & Security.  The Manager of Facilities & Security is responsible for the general maintenance, building services, and day-to-day security and visitor safety of Mingei International Museum. Additional duties include overseeing minor construction projects, assisting staff and serving as liaison between the Museum and pertinent city departments as well as facility/security related vendors. This is a team-oriented role requiring strong staff management skills, and collaboration with colleagues across all Museum departments. This is also a physically active role requiring walking and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting, and janitorial duties. Some weekend, night and holiday hours are required. --MORE--

San Diego Art Institute

Administrative Assistant - Posting date:  5/15/19

San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) seeks a pat-time Administrative Assistant to provide a broad range of general administrative and clerical support to a small staff managing multiple departments. The scope of work spans all areas of arts management, including fund development, marketing, special events, and educational programming.  -- MORE--

Visitor Relations Associate - Posting date:  5/15/19

San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) seeks part-time Visitor Relations Associates who will greet guests, handle admissions, answer phone and in-person inquiries, and support gift shop sales during  operating hours, Monday to Sunday.. -- MORE--

San Diego History Center

Director of Advancement – Posting date:  5/9/19
FT, Salaried, Exempt

The San Diego History Center, with locations in Balboa Park and in Presidio Park seeks a driven, entrepreneurial fundraiser to join our committed team. The Director of Advancement will lead a talented team of development professionals responsible for the History Center’s individual giving, annual membership, and grant writing as well as fundraising events. A successful candidate will possess proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans and team management while multitasking a high level of activity including managing executive- and Board of Trustees relationships. Desired skills include working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising & donor relations; advanced written and interpersonal communication skills; and strong project/program management skills. --MORE--

San Diego Museum of Man

Chief Financial & Operating Officer - Posting date: 6/28/19

The San Diego Museum of Man is seeking a Chief Financial and Operating Officer.  The Chief Financial & Operating Officer (CFO/COO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all fiscal areas, including financial planning, budgeting and analysis, accounting, financial controls and reporting, risk management, insurance and IT. This position will also maintain a thorough hands-on knowledge of all Museum projects, operations, and plans. The CFO/COO will manage three direct reports and will also serve as a member of the executive leadership team. –MORE--

Individual Giving Officer - Posting date: 6/10/19

The San Diego Museum of Man is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Officer.  The Individual Giving Officer will spearhead a new gifts strategy to grow the San Diego Museum of Man’s (SDMoM) individual donor base, especially at the mid-to-large gift levels.  An integral part of the Development team, the Individual Giving Officer will build and nurture relationships through all stages of the moves management cycle.  They will be expected to take a leadership role within the Development Department, contributing ideas and expertise to all development strategies.  The Individual Giving Officer reports to the Senior Director of Development and is expected to work collaboratively with individuals throughout SDMoM.  –MORE--

Gallery Educator - Posting date: 5/17/19

The San Diego Museum of Man is seeking a Part-time Gallery Educator.  The Gallery Educator engages visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs by leading tours of our historic tower and working within our galleries implementing engagement activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Gallery Educator serves as an integral member of our front-facing staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position will facilitate the daily California Tower Tours, the exhibit related School and Adult group tours, assist with facilitating School in the Park (SITP) sessions, and periodically activate the museum spaces using the exhibit education learning carts. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, usually varying from 12-25 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening and holiday hours. The Gallery Educator position reports to the Gallery Educator Manager.  –MORE--

San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT)

Events Manager - Posting date: 7/16/19

San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Events Manager. The Events Manager is responsible for the production and on-site execution of Museum events. This includes internal events and external venue rentals. In addition, this position supports the sales and marketing efforts of the Special Events Department. This position also manages the on-call part-time event staff.  Reports directly to the Director of Events and works closely with the Events Coordinator to manage all on-site events.  -- MORE -- 

Vice President, Education and Engagement - Posting date: 6/3/19

San Diego Natural History Museum seeks a full-time professional for the position of Vice President, Engagement and Education.  The Vice President of Engagement and Education provides leadership and creative vision for the development and delivery of education, public programs, exhibitions, citizen science, volunteer programs, and community partnerships to support the strategic direction, growth, and financial stability of the Museum. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President of Engagement and Education collaborates with colleagues across the institution and stakeholders in the binational community to conceptualize, develop, and implement engagement initiatives that are relevant, compelling, and accessible for a diverse audience. This position will champion and cultivate a visitor-centered culture at the Museum and provide the binational public ways to engage in environmental education and science. As a member of executive management team, he or she works directly with the Board of Directors and relevant committees to develop and
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Collections Manager - Posting date: 5/23/19

San Diego Natural History Museum seeks a full-time professional for the position of Collections Manager for the Department of Herpetology. While traditional collection management experience is necessary, the position also expects candidates to be involved in one of our applied science roles, which includes field biology, conservation, collection digitization, diversity analysis using morphological and/or genomic data, and distribution modeling and mapping.  -- MORE -- 

Cafe Attendant - Posting date: 7/18/18

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Café Attendants to assist guests at our Cafe. The Café Attendant provides 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 -- 

Line/Prep Cook- Posting date: 2/22/18

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Line/Prep Cooks to assist the Kitchen Supervisor at our Cafe. The Line/Prep Cook provides support to the Kitchen Supervisor 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 -- 

Security Officer- Posting date: 2/22/18

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking intuitive, reliable, attentive, detail-oriented individuals with strong communication and customer service skills part-time security officers.  Security officers are expected to uphold the museum rules and regulations by patrolling, observing, and reporting to the Security Supervisor and Operations Manager. This position is also expected to be the exemplary for Museum safety, customer service, general Museum knowledge, Park knowledge, and a model citizen, as well as protect Museum property and provide safety for Museum visitors, employees, and vendors.  -- MORE -- 

Custodian (Part-time) - Posting date: 2/22/18

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Custodians to be part of the cleaning crew that daily cleans and maintains the buildings public areas, office areas and collection areas.  Also, to assist with daily chores needed by staff.  This position requires Saturday and Sunday availability. Holidays and some evenings are required..   -- MORE -- 

San Diego Junior Theatre

Director of Marketing and Audience Engagement - Posting date:  4/24/19

San Diego Junior Theatre is seeking a Director of Marketing and Audience Engagement.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and Audience Engagement will define strategic goals and target potential prospects for campaigns that BROADEN, DEEPEN and DIVERSIFY SDJT’s audience and the scope of its mission..--MORE--

San Diego Youth Symphony

Conservatory Program Manager  - Posting date:  2/13/2019

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking a full-time Conservatory Program Manager.  The Conservatory Program Manager is responsible and accountable to the President & CEO and the Deputy Director for the administration and management of SDYS’ Conservatory Programs. With the Music Director and other artistic faculty, the Conservatory Program Manager is responsible for promoting high standards for all Conservatory Programs. S/he will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be committed to our core values of inclusiveness, personal achievement, and community leadership.  –MORE--

Substitute Teaching Artist (Winds or Strings)  - Posting date:  2/6/2019

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is seeking substitute Teaching Artists to teach group sectionals and/or conduct and teach full ensembles, on an as-needed basis. Our Teaching Artists build musical skills, teach fundamentals, bring out creativity, serve as mentors and role models, and build community to beginner and intermediate musicians in our Community Programs.   –MORE--

Teaching Artist (Early Childhood)  - Posting date:  2/6/2019

The Teaching Artists for SDYS’ early childhood music will teach small groups of our ChIMES (Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles) music classes for children 0-5 years old and their caregivers, as well as teach early childhood music to small groups of preschools at contracted sites. Our team begins to build musical skills, creativity, movement, and social-emotional skills for young children. They also build attachment and healthy parenting skills between children and caregivers. All SDYS Teaching Artists serve as mentors and role models, while building a place and sense of community. We do not hire Teaching Artists just to teach music.  –MORE--

San Diego Zoo

Senior Office Manager  - Posting date:  5/8/2019

The World Famous San Diego Zoo is seeking a Senior Office Manager.  Candidates would possess commitment and top notch interpersonal skills to provide great customer service, problem solving skills to identify practical solutions, teamwork skills to work well with others and be a productive member of the team, as well as, organizational skills to stay on top of the multitude of multi-tasking duties without difficulty. 

The Senior Office Manager performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction.  The Senior Office Manager is distinguished from other administrative support classes in that the position provides highly technical and sensitive support to the CEO/Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Zoo Director, or San Diego Safari Park Director.  This position reports to the CEO/Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Zoo Director, or San Diego Safari Park Director.  –MORE--

The Old Globe

Pub Manager - Posting date:  5/9/2019

The Old Globe is seeking a full-time Pub Manager to oversee operations for its concessions at Lady Carolyn’s Pub, aspiring to increase the levels of hospitality and set new industry standards of exceptional customer service. Responsibilities include staffing, purchasing, menu planning, inventory management, sales tracking and budgeting. Position directly supervises all Pub staff (part-time) and volunteers, and staffing responsibilities include hiring, training, managing, mentoring, developing, and reviewing all Pub staff. Preferred candidate will be detail-oriented and a strong communicator with excellent customer service and supervisory skills. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.  –MORE--

Ticket Representatives - Posting date:  3/27/2019

The Old Globe seeks ticket representatives with positive customer service experience and strong telephone and computer skills who are available to work 16-30 hours per week; Office hours are 11:30am-8:15pm, daily. Must be available nights and weekends. Work in beautiful Balboa Park for San Diego's most celebrated professional theatre! Training pay rate starts at $13.25/hour with increases earned up to $14.25/hour following full training, plus ticket privileges. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to Please indicate Attn: TSR on your cover letter, resume, or subject line of your e-mail.   –MORE--

The San Diego Museum of Art

Visitor Relations Associate - Posting date:  1/18/2019

The San Diego Museum of Art is seeking a part-time Visitor Relations Associate.  The Visitor Relations Associate will proactively provide assistance to all visitors using accurate information regarding the Museum, its collection, special exhibitions, programs, events and other pertinent information. Work politely and professionally with Museum colleagues, partners and volunteers.  –MORE--

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