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.

We advise job seekers to set up "job alerts" in the State of North Carolina jobs portal in their field(s) of interest via the links below. This will allow you to receive an email when a new job posts in the categories you select. To get started, visit:

For tips on how to apply for job opportunities with the State of North Carolina, please review our flyer at


  • 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
  • Employee Recognition Program

State Employee benefits

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

Current State Position Openings

There are currently no permanent state positions open at the Museum.

Temporary State Position Openings

There are currently no temporary state positions open at the Museum.

Current Non-State Position Openings

Summer Camp Employment

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) in Raleigh is now hiring enthusiastic staff for its 2024 Summer Camps! The Museum offers week-long, hands-on science day camps for children in rising kindergarten through twelfth grades. Camps run June 24 through August 9.

Once your application has been submitted, you may be contacted by email to set up a phone or Zoom interview.

If you are interested in working with our residential camp, Girls in Science Summer Ed-Venture, please contact Erin Apple.

Detailed position descriptions and application information can be found here: Museum Summer Camp job descriptions.

Internships at the Museum