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

Founding Director of the Oakland Space Academy

Chabot is searching for an entrepreneurial, dynamic leader to be the inaugural Director of the Oakland Space Academy.  This position is responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of the program.  The ideal candidate has cross-sector experience, weaving together expertise from multiple educational backgrounds such as formal education, informal education, community-based organizations, and workforce development programs.  A successful candidate will be a creative, associative thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, someone who relishes the opportunity (and challenge) of forging new pathways and building new programs.


On-Call Event Assistant

The On-Call Event Assistant helps to implement daytime and evening private events hosted at the Center. The position will work directly under the direction of the Event Manager & with the Event Coordinator.  Private events that the position interfaces with include but is not limited to: lectures, demonstrations, performances, weddings, corporate parties, award ceremonies, meetings, conferences, galas, and proms. The ideal candidate is an individual with a strong interest in science education with prior experience with event production. This person thrives as part of a team, is detail oriented, hardworking, diplomatic, highly organized, comfortable producing written and verbal communications, and able to work independently to execute a task on time.


Exhibit Developer

Chabot Space & Science Center is seeking an Exhibit Developer to join our experience studio, a multidisciplinary team leading the creative direction of Chabot’s experiences, in the museum, community, and online.


Project Manager

Chabot Space & Science Center is seeking a Project Manager to join our Experience Studio—a multidisciplinary team leading the creative direction of Chabot’s experiences in the museum, out in the community, and online.


Program Director of Equity/DEAI

The Program Director for Diversity, Equity Access and Inclusion (DEAI) is an important leadership position at Chabot.  This position is responsible for creating and leading implementation of an actionable DEAI framework for Chabot going forward in order to address any socio-economic challenges and cultural racism barriers that perpetuate systemic racism and/or limit access to Chabot programs and services. The Program Director for DEAI is responsible for leading and facilitating change through programs, projects, and teams that will move the organization towards more equitable and anti-racist practices and policies. Additionally, the Director will identify external resources and/or collaborate with internal partners to develop and provide culturally competent professional development and training experiences for staff in the areas of anti-racism, anti-bias and cultural competency.


Public Programs Intern

Chabot Space & Science Center has an exciting opportunity for a creative, enthusiastic person who is seeking opportunities to develop skills in the areas of community collaboration and public program development.


Overnight Host

As a member of the Visitor Experience department, overnight host(s) are responsible for guiding overnight groups through a pre-scheduled program itinerary, ensuring safety, and providing excellent customer service. Some programs require the delivery of hands-on programming in conjunction with other Chabot educators. Other work responsibilities include mealtime support, running pre-recorded planetarium shows and other logistics. Groups can range in size from 50-200 in attendance, with larger events require more than one host. The overnight groups can range from scout groups to families and/or adults.