State Position Openings

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is an energetic mission-driven place to work. No two members of staff have the same backgrounds. Indeed there are a myriad of credentials and career paths that assemble the expertise we need. Many staff began here as volunteers or interns or Junior Curators: it follows that just about every employee works closely with unpaid expertise. This, together with the fact that all of our human resources work in and around amazing research, education and citizen science opportunities, makes the NC Museum of Natural Sciences a very special place to start, grow and/or culminate a career.

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To become acquainted with currently open State positions, please go to the OSHR WEBSITE.

Current State Position Openings

Senior Development Officer

Closes 06/15/23 at 5:00pm ET

Temporary State Position Openings

Museum Floor Education Specialist

Whiteville Branch

The Whiteville Branch of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is seeking an individual who is passionate about connecting kids and families with science and nature to join our team! This position will facilitate educational opportunities on the Museum floor during open hours as well as assist with educational programming.

This position is a North Carolina state 11-month temporary position for 40 hours/week, with potential for rehire. Position will report to the Head of the Whiteville Branch and work with Education staff across the Museum.

Please see the full Museum Floor Education Specialist position description (PDF) for details.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Shelby Gull Laird ( by 11:59pm Friday, June 16.

Conservation Genetics Technician

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Director's Office

This position will assist the state Conservation Geneticist with processing samples for DNA analysis. Primary duties include sample collection, performing and troubleshooting DNA extractions, PCR, and microsatellite fragment analysis. Other duties include assisting with tissue cataloguing, data entry, and lab management. Position will require some field work so candidate must be capable of lifting/carrying 50 pounds and have or be able to procure a valid North Carolina driver's license.

Hourly pay will be in the $18.00 to $20.00 range for a typical 40-hour work week and the NCWRC will deduct taxes. This is an 11-month temporary position starting from the time of hiring, with the possibility of another term after a one-month break. Work weeks are typically 40 hours Monday thru Friday and generally follow a normal 8:30am to 5:00pm workday, though some adjustments to the schedule may be necessary to accommodate field work. Insurance benefits are not provided for temporary positions; however, Human Resources may provide assistance in obtaining insurance through the Affordable Care Act at the employee’s expense if eligible.

This position will work primarily in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Please see the full Conservation Genetics Technician position description (PDF) for details.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Dr. Heather Evans ( Position will remain posted until filled.

Current Non-State Position Openings

Birthday Party Instructor

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is seeking enthusiastic individuals who are excited to share their interest in the natural world and science with guests through our Birthday Party program! This position is responsible for hosting birthday parties, including presenting live animals and leading activities and crafts that correspond with a chosen theme. Instructors are also responsible for party set up and cleanup tasks.

Please see the full Birthday Party Instructor job description for more details and to apply.

  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, downtown Raleigh.
  • If you have any questions, contact Eileen Tan, Birthday Party Coordinator, at

Retail Operations Associates

Museum Stores, Box Office, and Special Exhibition

The Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is looking for part-time staff who can work 15–25 hours/week. Museum Operation hours are Tuesdays–Sundays 10:00am–5:00pm, some nights and Holidays.

Please see the Retail Operations Associate position description for additional information, including skill and experience requirements.

Please send the requested information as directed in the position description to

Send all questions and concerns to Please do not call the Box Office.