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Chabot Space & Science Center is not only an exciting place to visit, but also a great place to work! Working amid spectacular views in the beautiful Oakland hills, we are a diverse group of creative people who combine talents, knowledge and experience toward a goal of creating a world-class education and entertainment experience.

Chabot Space & Science Center offers a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible spending program, medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability, workplace yoga, retirement plan 403(b), employee assistance program and four weeks paid time off. Employees are eligible for these benefits on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment.

Sound interesting? Check out the job descriptions for our current open positions. Click on highlighted titles for job descriptions.

To apply

Please download Chabot's Application for Employment (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader). Return completed application along with resume to:

  • Human Resources Department
    Chabot Space & Science Center
    10000 Skyline Boulevard
    Oakland, Ca 94619

Contact

hr@chabotspace.org or (510) 336-7491

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internships

Chabot Space & Science Center offers unpaid internships each year. Interns work directly with Chabot staff toward a goal of creating a world-class education and entertainment experience. Duties are varied and individuals will be matched to assignments based on fields of interest and the needs of the Science Center.

Who can apply?

Internships are designed for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of one year of study (or the equivalent), graduate students, recent graduates (no more than two years out of school), and career-changers currently enrolled in a degree program.

Time commitment

Chabot Space & Science Center internships are 3 - 6 months long (full or part time). However, the duration and hours required may vary depending on internship area. International students are invited to apply. College credit may be available through your college or university.

Internship areas

Check out the job descriptions for our current open internships. Click on highlighted titles for internship descriptions.

For further information, call (510) 336-7396.

To apply

Send a resume with an attached letter of interest that briefly describes your goals and what you hope to accomplish through an internship at Chabot, and the dates for which you wish to be considered. Please clearly state in your cover letter the area for which you are applying.

In addition, please download Chabot's Application for Employment (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader). Return completed application along with resume to:

  • Human Resources Department
    Chabot Space & Science Center
    10000 Skyline Boulevard
    Oakland, Ca 94619

Contact

hr@chabotspace.org or (510) 336-7491

CSSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Open Positions

  • Campaign Coordinator

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    Institutional Advancement

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Campaign Coordinator will support the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Associate Director of Development and development department staff, CEO, Board members and other volunteers and consultants in their work on the Redwoods capital project and comprehensive campaign.

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  • Graphic Designer

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    Institutional Advancement

    Responsible for designing, creating and producing all sales and promotional materials such as guides, calendar programs, invitations, postcards, brochures, flyers, signage, catalogs, posters, and advertisements. The graphic designer will research, scan and recommend images to use in assigned projects, and will organize all graphic/photographic files for the department. Responsible for maintaining and creating content for all aspects of website including; homepage, events, images, functionality and usability.

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  • Lead Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center

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    Visitor Experience and Education

    The Lead Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center is responsible for coordination, facilitation and delivery of a range of educational programming activities, mainly occurring in the Challenger Learning Center. The position also delivers outreach, field trip, planetarium, and public programs as needed. This position requires excellent leadership and teaching skills. Responsibilities include programming and daily operations, staffing schedules, budgets, and procurement.

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  • On-Call Science Instructor

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    Education

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach science classes and workshops on an on-call basis during days, evenings and weekends for various audiences participating in Chabot Space & Science Center educational programs, both onsite at the science center and offsite during outreach programs delivered in the community.

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  • Public Programs Intern

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    Visitor Experience

    Chabot Space & Science Center has an exciting opportunity for an upbeat, energetic individual with an excellent work ethic that is interested in gaining experience in event/ public programming coordination. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, display great customer service skills and have a pro-active, positive can-do attitude. Responsibilities include assisting the Public Programs Coordinators in the organization, preparation and delivery of public events.

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  • Special Events Intern

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    Visitor Experience

    Chabot Space & Science Center has an exciting opportunity for an upbeat, energetic individual with an excellent work ethic that is interested in gaining experience in Sales and Events. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, display great customer service skills and have a pro-active, positive can-do attitude. Responsibilities include assisting the Sales and Events Coordinators in the organization, preparation and delivery of facility rentals, corporate events, public events, group sales, overnights, scout programs and team building activities.

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  • Visitor Experience Associate

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    Visitor Experience

    Chabot Space & Science Center is seeking a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Visitor Experience Associate to provide a "wow" experience, in delivery of service and experience for public visitors in support of Chabot's mission and achievement of its strategic goals. This highly visible position is responsible for direct contact with our visitors on a daily basis. Flexibility and versatility is key to this role as no two days are the same. The ideal candidate is engaging, fun, outgoing, innovative, an excellent problem solver, collaborative and able to multi-task. As assigned by Visitor Experience Coordinator or Shift Lead, the Visitor Experience Associate will respond to ever fluid operational needs by providing excellent customer service.

    The Visitor Experience Associate is expected to demonstrate excellent customer service and professionalism when interacting with guests, staff, and volunteers.

    This is a part-time, on-call position. Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Admissions desk operations including selling of tickets, memberships, advanced tickets, phone inquiries and group tickets
    • Delivery of birthday activities & programs
    • Ushering and planetarium show operations
    • Narration of planetarium show scripts
    • Remote ticket kiosk operation
    • Overnight Host
    • Special event operations
    • Duties as assigned

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  • Visitor Experience Lead Associate

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    Visitor Experience

    Reporting to the Visitor Experience Manager, this highly responsible and visible position will assist with the day-to-day shift operations of the box office, planetarium and Discovery Lab. Responsible for providing excellent customer service through greeting visitors, listening, answering questions, problem solving and assisting visitors with pricing, ticket sales, and center activities. Also, will serve as primary planetarium presenter on weekend evenings, running daily shows, live narrated shows and laser shows.

    Working closely with the Visitor Experience Manager, this key role will provide daily box office clerical and accounting support; and event support. This role also is responsible for overseeing the presentation of live planetarium shows, laser shows and requires a working knowledge of AV and technical systems that may require troubleshooting. This position also helps to implements the training for cross functional activities for the visitor experience associates. Shift scheduling (breaks, etc) and supervision during assigned shifts. This role will work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends. Provide necessary support to the Visitor Experience Manager as needed to ensure smooth operation of the team and planetarium shows. This position will serve as backup for the VE Manager during vacations and time off. 

    In coordination with the VE Manager, this role will inspire and motivate VE Associates in providing a "wow" experience, in delivery of service and experience for public visitors in support of Chabot’s mission and achievement of its strategic goals.

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