View Our Website
Thank you for your interest in working at the Academy.

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are intrinsic to Academy culture and operations, from recruitment and retention to science and advocacy. Explore Our Commitment to Racial Equity to learn about our intentional engagement of traditionally excluded groups in an effort to spark interest in or foster pathways to scientific careers.

We hope you are inspired by what we do and are excited to contribute to our mission. The Academy is looking for candidates who do great work, and we know they may come from a number of different backgrounds and experiences. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every ­one of the qualifications for the position.

Depending on the role for which you choose to apply and under current operations, the position might be primarily remote for the time being.

Beginning Friday, August 27, Academy employees and volunteers will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo testing and provide negative test results before they are able to work on-site or off-site with others.

While the current San Francisco Department of Public Health mandate does not require museums to implement a proof of vaccination policy at this time, as a scientific institution the Academy remains deeply committed to following the latest science and ensuring the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and community. 

Please note that as local and state public health guidelines continue to evolve, the Academy may adjust guidelines as appropriate. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep each other healthy, and thank you for your interest in the Academy.


The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The California Academy of Sciences is committed to ensure that all people receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice including religious dress or grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, place of birth, disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or a history of cancer and genetic characteristics), height or weight, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

As required by law, California Academy of Sciences participates in E-VERIFY and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Current Openings