Chabot Space & Science Center is a leader in innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. Serving as a home for science in Oakland since 1883, Chabot inspires and educates learners of all ages on the Universe and planet Earth.

Chabot is currently embarking on a historic partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center to create novel learning and career opportunities in our current space renaissance for our community. We are expanding our team of impassioned visionaries to join us in rethinking equitable STEAM education for all.

We offer exciting career opportunities in a team-oriented environment for individuals who like to explore, deliver excellence, and have fun in their work.


Chabot Space & Science Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, diverse and accessible working and learning environment that reflects the communities we serve. It is our policy and practice to consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


Current Open Positions

On-Call Visitor Services Associate

This front-line position is responsible for creating a welcoming experience for our guests from the moment they walk in the front door. The ideal candidate is an excellent problem solver and communicator, is collaborative and able to multi-task.

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

This is an on-call position. The variable schedule includes weekends, evenings, and holidays. The schedule is created a month ahead, but last-minute staffing needs may also arise and be requested.


Volunteer Program Manager

As the Volunteer Program Manager at Chabot Space & Science Center, you will be at the forefront of building and nurturing a thriving community of volunteers passionate about science education and engagement. This pivotal role involves spearheading all aspects of the adult volunteer program, from recruitment to recognition, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience for volunteers while advancing the mission of our institution. The Volunteer Program Manager will play a pivotal role in cultivating a vibrant team of volunteers who work on the floor, engaging audiences of all ages in hands-on demonstrations, talks, activities, docent tours and more. The position requires a visionary thinker, someone who can develop systems that will meet the needs of the institution and build and foster a cohesive and strong community of volunteers.


Science Education Associate Level I

The primary responsibility of a Science Education Associate is the delivery of science education content including workshops, live science shows and Learning Everywhere / outreach activities in on and off-site locations.  It includes set up and clean up but does not include major content design or curriculum development.  It is a part-time, seasonal position that collaborates with, and may report to, various departments with initial reporting to the Interim Director of Chabot’s Oakland Space Academy.