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 a 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 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: 08/17/2021

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is hiring a full-time, non-exempt 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--

Mingei International Museum

Security Guard - Posting date: 07/19/2021

Mingei International Museum is seeking a part-time Security Guard. Reporting to the Facility and Security Manager, Security Guards at Mingei International Museum ensure Museum guests, staff and volunteers experience a safe and welcoming environment while they visit the Museum and the surrounding outdoor areas. The Security Guard’s role is to observe and react intuitively and quickly, constantly modeling a respectable presence. Additionally, this position is expected to provide radical hospitality, and share general Museum and Balboa Park knowledge with visitors. Through these roles, Security Guards create an atmosphere in which all can enjoy their Museum experience. –MORE--

San Diego Air & Space Museum

Development Director - Posting date: 05/25/2021

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks a full-time Development Director to join our outstanding team.The Development Director will lead the Museum’s donor relations program and fundraising initiatives, working in partnership with the President/CEO. Responsible for developing and executing fundraising campaigns and communicating with current and prospective donors. Manage personal and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. Lead grant research, writing and reporting while working with department heads to identify Museum’s future requirements. Supervisor to Development Assistant.–MORE--

Graphic and Visual Design Associate - Posting date: 07/07/2021

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks a Graphic & Visual Design Associate to join our outstanding team. The Graphic & Visual Design Associate supports the operations of the Museum’s Interactive Technologies Department by assisting employees and volunteers, following task priorities established by the Director of Interactive Technologies, and maintaining the artistic vision of the Museum’s printed and digital materials. Work as part of the core creative team responsible for implementing the Museum’s overall graphic identity and visual communications.–MORE--

Event Assistant - Posting date: 07/07/2021

The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park seeks an Event Assistant to join our outstanding team. The Event Assistant will ensure event guests have an exceptional experience at the San Diego Air & Space Museum through collaboration with Event staff and attention to detail in the set-up and maintenance of the event space. The Event Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, event set-up and tear down; Pavilion maintenance; equipment maintenance; security; and bar set-up, tear down and inventory. The Event Assistant must possess excellent communication skills; be personable, professional, flexible; and work well in a fast-paced environment. Excellent customer service to internal and external customers is required. –MORE--

San Diego Junior Theatre

Education Director - Posting date: 07/27/2021

The San Diego Junio Theatre is seeking a full-time Education Director.The Education Director is responsible for the operations of all education programs, supervising all Education Department staff, and promoting Junior Theatre in the community. –MORE--

San Diego Museum of Art

Associate Director of Development - Posting date: 07/29/2021

The San Diego Museum of Art is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Development. In partnership with the Director of Development and Membership and the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Development will work to develop and execute annual and multi-year strategies related to the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, with a predominant focus on major donors with capacity  to make gifts of $10,000 and higher. The Associate Director will build and maintain relationships with individual and major donors and prospects by designing and building strategies and overseeing management of the individual giving program. This position will research, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of constituents and raise annual, capital, and endowment funding for the Museum. –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--

Museum Educator - Posting date: 06/09/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a part-time Museum Educator. The Museum Educator coordinates and facilitates programs utilizing the Museum’s exhibits and collections to ensure that guests, families and school groups have an exceptional experience. We aim to foster curiosity and a love and respect of the natural world. We use an inquiry-based approach while following current science standards. The Museum Educator must represent the San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat) while providing an engaging learning environment.–MORE--

Lead Educator - Posting date: 06/23/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Lead Educator.The Lead Educator directs natural science classes for grades 4-8 for participants in the School in the Park (SITP) program. This unique program funded by Price Philanthropies will provide weeklong science education experiences to select area students. The Lead Educator will also be responsible for driving the development of youth and community based outdoor curriculum and programming. This includes overseeing the Museum’s Outdoor Access Fund programs, working with education team and volunteers. This position reports to the Senior Education Manager.–MORE--

Education Specialist  - Posting date: 06/23/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Education Specialist.The Education Specialist is an integral part of the Nat’s Education Department. This position manages the Nature to You (NTY) loan program; develops and implements curriculum for both in-person and virtual programs. The Specialist will develop educator guides based on Nat exhibits; develop curriculum kits; oversee Storytime program; and collaborate on monthly distance programs. The Education Specialist will also work with the Senior Manager of Education to implement and support The Nat’s summer camp offerings. This position reports to the Senior Education Manager.–MORE--

Cafe Attendant  - Posting date: 07/13/2021

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

Exhibit Designer  - Posting date: 07/16/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a full-time Exhibit Designer. Reporting to the Director of Experience Design, the Exhibition Designer will be responsible for the production of schematic, conceptual and final design CAD drawings that support the content and messaging of visitor-centered exhibitions. The Exhibition Designer also works closely with staff in Exhibits and Marketing to generate and present graphics as the lead for exhibit graphics design. This individual will also coordinate and support exhibit fabrication, installation, and remedial work.–MORE--

Paleontology Apprentice  - Posting date: 08/24/2021

Applications are invited for four (4) paid undergraduate student positions in the Department of Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat). This is the third year of this immersive apprenticeship program to provide students with museum-based experience in fossil preparation, identification, and curation.  –MORE--

Exhibit Technician  - Posting date: 08/24/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a part-time Exhibit Technician. Reporting to the Director of Experience Design, the Exhibition Technician is a temporary position (October 2021 through April 2022) that will support preparation, fabrication and installation for exhibitions at the San Diego Natural History Museum, including a new exhibit focusing on the Baja California Peninsula. The position will work closely with all members of the exhibits team and other departments as needed.–MORE-

People and Culture Coordinator  - Posting date: 08/24/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a full-time People and Culture Coordinator. The People and Culture Coordinator provides a wide variety of Human Resources-related support including but not limited to onboarding for new employees, compiling and updating employee records, assisting in recruitment efforts by maintaining up to date job descriptions, posting job ads, screening candidates, coordinating interviews and new hire documents and processes. –MORE--

Campaign Manager  - Posting date: 08/24/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is a full-time Campaign Manager. The Campaign Manager works closely with the VP of Institutional Advancement to keep the Nat’s 150th anniversary capital campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal. –MORE--

Administrative Assistant - Department of Paleo Services  - Posting date: 08/30/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant for the Paleo Department. This position performs administrative activities in PaleoServices and provides assistance to the Director of PaleoServices and the BRCC Contract Manager. –MORE--

Science Communications Manager - Department of Paleo Services  - Posting date: 08/30/2021

The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a full-time Science Communications Manager. Part field reporter, part science writer, part publicist, the Science Communications Manager will develop content for various communications channels, manage campaigns around community science events, and assist with media announcements around research papers or discoveries. This is a mid-level role that is a key part of the museum’s content/PR team (currently two people).  –MORE--

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

Teaching Artist for Woodwinds, Violin /Viola, and Cello - Posting date: 06/18/2021

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is seeking a part-time 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--

Individual Giving Coordinator - Posting date: 07/19/2021

San Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) Individual Giving Coordinator supports SDYS’ strategic initiatives designed to increase donated income through individual giving. They will provide leadership and coordination for SDYS’ membership programs and events, concert ticketing, special ticketing initiatives for community partners, database management, donation processing, and special events. They will prioritize and balance many responsibilities in a fast-paced environment and will be committed to our core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. –MORE--

Institutional Giving/Grants Assistant - Posting date: 07/22/2021

San Diego Youth Symphony’s (SDYS) Institutional Giving/Grants Assistant provides day-to-day support of SDYS’ fundraising goals by assisting with researching potential government, foundation, and corporate funders; writing compelling case statements; preparing grant proposals and reports, and maintaining the grant calendar and database. The ideal candidate will not only have proven writing, research, and organizational skills and be familiar with nonprofit budgets, but will also be committed to SDYS’ core values of commitment, creativity, equity, collaboration, and service. –MORE--

The Fleet Science Center

Café Team Member - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is looking for a part-time Cafe Team Member who is outgoing, service-oriented individual to work in their Craveology Cafe. This position actively supports our mission and goals by: Enhancing our visitors’ experiences by providing excellent service, ringing up sales, preparing food, and insuring the café is always fully stocked and clean.–MORE--

Visitor Services Associate- Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Visitor Service 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--

Science Educator - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Science Educator. The 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 program. –MORE--

Classroom Assistant - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Classroom Assistant to support the Fleet's 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. –MORE--

Sales Associate - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Sales Associate for their North Star Science Store. This position actively supports our mission and goals by: Enhancing our visitors’ experiences by providing excellent service, ringing up sales, creating exciting and innovative merchandise displays, and ensuring the store is always fully stocked. –MORE--

HR Manager - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager supports the Fleets Mission, Brand Pillars, Visitor Experience Philosophy, and Inclusion initiatives by providing support to the Fleet in all areas of human resources. The Human Resources Manager's duties include ensuring the Fleet's inclusion initiatives are present in recruiting, benefits administration, employee relations, performance management, and other HR and Volunteer-led programs at the Fleet. –MORE--

Custodian - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Custodian. The Custodian supports the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by maintaining and cleaning the building premises including carpets, lighting, hardware, etc. –MORE--

Engineering Technician - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Engineering Technician. The Engineering Technician supports the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience philosophy by performing general maintenance, repairs and preventive maintenance throughout the building. In addition, this individual is responsible for providing support to all departments and visitors needs throughout the facility. –MORE--

Graphic Designer II - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a full-time Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer supports the Fleet Science Center mission and visitor experience philosophy by interpreting internal clients needs and designing solutions with high visual impact that meet the project objectives. Working with the Brand Experience Team Lead, the Graphic Designer II creates ideas and concepts and delivers on a variety of products, electronic signage, exhibit and environmental displays, digital and print advertising, photography, logo designs and website design. The Graphic Designer IIs knowledge in advertising through social media, electronic signage and mobile and web design are used to maintain and promote our corporate branding. –MORE--

Manager on Duty - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Manager on Duty. The Manager on Duty supports the Fleet Mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by providing leadership for the staff and volunteers during regular business hours as well as special events. This position serves as the central point-of-contact for visitor service, cash related requests, emergencies, general facility and Balboa Park questions. Will work closely with the Senior Manager of Group Sales and Special Events before, during and after special events. –MORE--

Marketing Coordinator - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a full-time Marketing Coordinator. The Marketing Coordinator supports the Fleets Mission, Brand Pillars, Visitor Experience Philosophy and Inclusion initiatives by providing support to the Fleet through Brand Experience and marketing efforts. The Marketing Coordinator is an imaginative content creator and a strong collaborator that has experience with a wide range of marketing functions, including writing multiple types of communications, event planning, branding and social media. –MORE--

Studio X-pert - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Studio X-pert. The Fleet Science Centers Studio X-pert supports the Fleet Mission, Philosophy of Inquiry, and Community-Centered approach byfacilitating playful and inventive educational activities using (STEAM) science, technology, engineering, art, and math in our maker space Studio X. In addition to conducting educational activities in the Studio, the Studio X-pert will also support the make space Supervisor in the organizing and maintaining of inventory, tools and materials. A Studio X-pert also assists in the training, supervision, and scheduling of X-pert volunteers. In this position, you will also have the opportunity to build on the Fleets community centered ideologies, by building relationships and working collaboratively with regional Makers and Maker Organizations for public programs and experiences in Studio X. –MORE--

Systems Support Specialist - Posting date: 07/24/2021

The Fleet Science Center is seeking a part-time Systems Support Specialist. The Systems Support Specialist assists in the Fleet mission and Visitor Experience Philosophy by the installation of server and desktop hardware/software. Provides front-line and high-level IT hardware, software and network support to internal and/or external clients to simplify and enhance the IT experience. Replies to requests for technical assistance. Supports core business applications, virtual environments, firewalls, and networking.  Plans, designs, configures and implements IT hardware and software systems; a monitor and maintains both physical and virtual servers, appliances and applications. Maintains, monitors and installs phone hardware/software. Implements new software and trains users on use of software.  –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--

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--  

Assistant Technical Director- Posting date: 05/14/2021

The Old Globe seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Technical Director. Responsibilities include drafting (AutoCAD), engineering, technical design and project management. ATD will work with TD and Associate TD to design and plan scenery construction and automation. –MORE--  

Assistant Technical Director- Posting date: 05/14/2021

The Old Globe seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Technical Director. Responsibilities include drafting (AutoCAD), engineering, technical design and project management. ATD will work with TD and Associate TD to design and plan scenery construction and automation. –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 safety and security of patrons and staff on The Old Globe’s plaza, theatres, offices, and other company property.  –MORE--

Events and Suite Staff - Posting date: 07/13/2021

The Old Globe is seeking hospitable and conscientious individuals to join our Events and Donor Suite staff to fulfill two crucial roles; event support/management and donor concierge services. –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 plaza sidewalk. –MORE--

Gift Shop Supervisor - Posting date: 07/19/2021

The Old Globe seeks a hospitable and attentive person to work part-time in the theatre's Gift Shop. Duties include opening and closing the gift shop, interacting with patrons, cashiering, stocking, and running end of shift reports. –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--

Accountant - Posting date: 08/27/2021

The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park seeks a Senior Accountant for a full-time, benefited position. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the Director of Finance to manage the $30 million annual operating budget for this not-for-profit organization. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for reconciling and analyzing general ledger accounts, bank accounts and investment accounts; producing monthly and annual financial statements; maintaining fixed asset detail; assisting with preparation and monitoring of annual budget; extensive responsibilities for annual audit and tax filings. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access and anti-racism work in the theatre. –MORE--

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