The San Diego History Center is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly qualified workforce and to providing a work environment where all employees, volunteers and interns are encouraged to reach their highest potential and are valued and recognized for their contributions to fulfilling our mission. The History Center is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.
Current Employment Opportunities
Director of Advancement
Director of Advancement (PDF): The San Diego History Center, with locations in Balboa Park and in Presidio Park seeks a driven, entrepreneurial fundraiser to join our committed team.
The Director of Advancement must be passionate and results driven – to not only ask, but receive the commitment of the time, talent, and investment of the community. Key to the success of this position will be successfully stewarding long-time supporters while cultivating new avenues of financial support for the History Center.
With an understanding of the San Diego regional philanthropic landscape, the ideal candidate must approach the case for support, across philanthropic relationships and fundraising activities, creatively from new and exciting perspectives for an institution positioning itself for the future.
The Director of Advancement will lead a talented team of development professionals responsible for the History Center’s individual giving, annual membership, and grant writing as well as fundraising events. A successful candidate will possess proven success at fundraising by developing and implementing strategic fundraising plans and team management while multitasking a high level of activity including managing executive- and Board of Trustees relationships. Desired skills include working knowledge of all aspects of fundraising & donor relations; advanced written and interpersonal communication skills; and strong project/program management skills.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes employer-sponsored medical and dental benefits for employees. Working from the Balboa Park site, this position requires flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.
To apply, email Letter of Interest, resume and three professional references to email@example.com with DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT in the subject line. The San Diego History Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Visitor Engagement Associate
[Visitor Engagement Associate]: Under the supervision of the Visitor & Volunteer Engagement Manager, the Visitor Engagement Associate (VEA) is responsible for providing high-quality customer service to visitors of the San Diego History Center (SDHC) museums, store, and Research Library and Archives. The VEA must provide excellent customer service and is an advocate for SDHC while interacting with the public to advance the organization’s culture of philanthropy.
To apply, email Letter of Interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with VISITOR ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE in the subject line. The San Diego History Center is an equal opportunity employer.
[Museum Educator]: Under the direction of the Director of Education & Programs, the Museum Educator facilitates programs for school and public audiences at San Diego History Center (SDHC) in Balboa Park and also at the Junípero Serra Museum in Presidio Park. These programs should invite youth and adults to explore SDHC’s exhibitions, collections, and program topics using interactive, inquiry-based approaches that foster curiosity and learning. The Museum Educator is creative, patient, and able to offer differentiated learning based upon the needs of the audience. Additionally, the Museum Educator attends to program logistics. The Museum Educator must provide excellent customer service and is an advocate for SDHC while interacting with the public to advance the organization’s culture of philanthropy.
To apply, email Letter of Interest and resume to email@example.com with MUSEUM EDUCATOR in the subject line. The San Diego History Center is an equal opportunity employer.