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

Creative Director - Posting date: 8/25/20

The Mingei International Museum is seeking a full-time Creative Director. Reporting to the Deputy Director & Chief Advancement Officer, the Creative Director is the Museum’s senior designer and brand steward, and serves as a key team member in the development of all public-facing materials and messaging. An ideal candidate has mastered their craft of design, has a firm hold on the Museum’s mission, vision and brand promise, is an influential communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills, and is a supportive manager and mentor, able to communicate their creative vision, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. --MORE--

Museum of Us

Visitor Experience Associate - Posting date: 10/15/20

The Visitor Experience Associate serves as the external face of the Museum of Us and is an integral member of the team. The core of the Visitor Experience Associate role is providing guests with a positive and memorable experience. This position requires experience working with diverse groups of visitors, being a flexible team player to accommodate changing needs, and the capability to handle a fast-paced environment while providing a quality visitor experience. Duties include actively welcoming visitors to our space, selling museum admission and memberships, and providing information about museum exhibits and programs. This position is full time, non-exempt, with a Wednesday through Sunday schedule, including holidays. The schedule may occasionally include evenings for programs and events.--MORE--

San Diego Automotive Museum

Facilities and Vehicle Asset Manager - Posting date: 7/1/20

The San Diego Automotive Museum is seeking a part-time multi-tasking Facilities and Vehicle Asset Manager. The Facilities and Vehicle Asset Manager is responsible for managing the administration, and day-to-day facility operations of the Museum. This position is responsible for coordinating installations and refurbishments, managing the upkeep of the building and surrounding grounds, calibration of equipment, building inspections, repairs, parking and office space allocation, utilities management, waste disposal, security, insurance, service contracts and all other duties associate with managing the facility. --MORE--

Retail Sales Associate - Posting date: 7/1/20

The San Diego Automotive Museum is seeking an enthusiastic part-time Retail Sale 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.   Sells 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 -- 

San Diego Youth Symphony

Early Childhood Teaching Artist - Posting date: 10/6/2020

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.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 -- 

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.