We are adventurous, collaborative, and dedicated to exploring important scientific questions about the nature and sustainability of life on Earth. Together we will create platinum-level experiences, develop innovative approaches to the most pressing issues of our time, and enjoy a fun and inclusive environment.
We have regular in house-trainings to build your leadership, management, and strategic-planning skills. We also offer software trainings, special customer Platinum Services trainings, and presentations on balancing your career and wellbeing.
An exciting week-long orientation program where employees learn all about the Academy past, present, and future—and get a multi-faceted, insider's view of the organization through behind-the-scenes tours and engaging activities.
We are the worlds first “Double Platinum” museum, committed to energy efficiency, reducing our carbon footprint, and preserving our natural world. Ninety-nine percent of our electricity comes from clean energy sources and 98 percent of work spaces have natural light from Golden Gate Park.
Join a staff-run group such as the Staff Advisory Council or Toastmasters for rewarding opportunities for Academy community involvement.
Benefits and Perks
Health and Wellness Programs
Being in Golden Gate Park, we are surrounded by fresh air, beautiful trails to hike or bike, and countless other outdoor opportunities. We offer on-site massage therapy, yoga classes, ergonomic evaluation, fitness-center discounts, and brown-bag sessions on a variety of health and wellness topics.
Employees receive full-year individual and family memberships as well as discounts on behind-the-scenes tours, NightLife events, and Academy store and café purchases.
Employees receive a monthly subsidy or extra paid vacation by greening their commute through public transit, carpools, cycling, or walking.
Café and Terrace Positions
To apply for jobs in our Café and Terrace Restaurant, please email your resume directly to the Academy Restaurants.
Prospective volunteers, we offer a wide range of opportunities to match nearly any interest, whether your preference is helping visitors to explore our exhibits, preparing specimens in our research collections, or caring for our aquarium tanks.
Keep tabs on job openings and other happenings at the Academy.