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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  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Additional Leave (Paid Parental Leave, FMLA, Family Illness, Military, Civil, Community Service)
  • State Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical (State Health Plan), Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Workers' Compensation
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • WeSave Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • NC Employee Assistance Program
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State Employee benefits

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

Current State Position Openings

Head of Marketing

Closes: 10/03/2022 at 5:00pm Eastern

Accounting Technician I

Closes: 09/30/2022 at 5:00pm Eastern

3D Designer

Closes: 10/04/2022 at 5:00pm Eastern

Current Non-State Position Openings

Birthday Party Instructor Position

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.

Instructors are expected to have availability at least two to four weekend days a month, between the hours of 9am and 6pm on Saturdays and noon to 6pm on Sundays. Hours vary weekly. Starting pay is $13.25 per hour, but eligible for a planned pay increases. This position is part-time and not eligible for health care benefits or paid leave.

Please see the Birthday Party Instructor position description for additional information, including skill and experience requirements.

To apply, complete the linked Birthday Party Instructor application, including your resume and cover letter.

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 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.