Careers at our Museums

gallery interpreter with kids at tar pits field trip

Careers at our museums

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) take pride in our passionate, dedicated, and diverse employees.

As NHMLAC initiatives continue to expand in fulfillment of our vision, we are constantly searching for new talent to join our three museums—the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum.

Opportunities at our museums vary from entry level to executive, from interfacing with our guests or educating students, to building our walls, or researching in the field, and include many positions that are an exciting mix of everything in between. As we begin to grow and expand our reach throughout the Los Angeles community, our museums have partnered with various schools to provide opportunities with internships, work study, and volunteer programs.

The museums welcome applicants of every identity, background, and community, and desire employees who are invested in contributing their abilities toward inspiring wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.
We offer competitive compensation and a variety of benefits and perks to its eligible employees, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • 403(b) Retirement Account with Employer Match

  • Vacation and Holidays

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Group and Supplementary Life Insurance

  • Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Travel Assistance

  • United Pet Care Membership

  • On-Site Fitness Classes

  • Commuter Program

  • USC Credit Union

  • Free Membership to the American Alliance of Museums

  • Free Entry to Participating Museums

  • 20% Discounts to the NHM Grill and Museum Stores

  • Discounts on Theme Park, Movie and Theater Tickets, Hotels, Rental Cars, and More!

We strongly believe in cultivating an inclusive environment where all staff are treated with compassion and dignity, and are encouraged to express their beliefs in order to create a more thoughtful and authentic organization.

NHMLAC employee with turtle
Our museums have a strong sense of purpose, and I am so proud to be a part of that.

-NHMLAC Employee

How to Apply

Please visit the Career page of the museum location(s) you are interested in. There you will see a list of open positions for which you can submit your resume and complete the initial employment application online.

Please note, in an effort to better conserve our natural resources, we will only accept online applications at this time.

Thank you for your interest!

NHMLAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.

NHMLAC is seeking applicants who have demonstrated experience and commitment in working with a diverse community.

Contact for any inquiries on the application process. Please keep in mind we are unable to provide updates on applications for certain positions.