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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

  • Director of Visitor Experience and Education

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    Visitor Experience

    Chabot Space & Science Center is seeking an experienced senior level Director who thinks Education, ROI, Fun and Science go naturally into the same sentence. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this role has direct responsibility for management and budgetary accountability for all aspects of both the Education and the Visitor Experience departments.

    In support of the organization's Strategic Goals, and under limited supervision the role of this position is to direct all aspects as it relates to a visitors experience at Chabot Space & Science Center, specifically as they relate to education, revenue generation and customer service. Responsibility focuses on driving attendance, outreach (both school and public) and earned revenue through content development and execution for all attractions, programs and activities, for educational and public audiences as well as volunteers, and sales through groups, facility rentals, birthday parties, scout events and special events as they relate to the company’s strategic plan.

    The ideal candidate is able to think strategically seeing a long and short range vision for the department and how it relates to the organizational vision and strategic plan. Is creative and clever, focused, hands-on, dynamic and a “go-getter.” This person understands the educational and public audiences, including nuances, behaviors and drivers for a Science Center experience.

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  • On-Call Science Instructor

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    Education

    The primary responsibility of this position is to teach science classes on an on-call basis for visiting school groups (primarily K-5) participating in the Chabot Space & Science Center Field Trip Program.

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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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  • Youth Development Instructor

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    Education

    Under the supervision of the Youth Development Manager, the Youth Development Instructor supports Chabot’s two teen development programs. "Champions of Science" is an afterschool enrichment program for Oakland Unified School District middle school students who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds. CoS has two primary goals: (1) to interest and retain students' knowledge and excitement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects and potential careers at a critical time in adolescent development; and (2) to create a pipeline to Chabot's high school community service and internship program, the Galaxy Explorers.

    The Galaxy Explorers represent Chabot Space & Science Center on-site and throughout the greater Bay Area. Galaxy Explorers perform live public science demonstrations, explain interactive exhibits, present science theater productions, and perform outreach to the community. The GE Program provides leadership experiences in STEM for 9th-12th grade teens through volunteer work. At all levels, students develop work-based skills and experience while providing meaningful community service to others.

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