Career Staff

Career staff are hired through the Human Resources Department, please view their application procedures if you are not familiar with them. Hiring for positions in the categories below will be handled by the contact person listed for each position. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please note that jobs are posted on the University of California, Berkeley website. To view open positions at  the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, please visit http://jobs.berkeley.edu/. 

Current full-time staff opportunities:

There are no current openings, but please do check back again.

Student Work Study

Please visit the University Work Study Page for eligibility information.

Visitor Engagement Associate

Visitor Engagement Associates are the face of the Hearst Museum. Associates will handle all transactions related to admissions, membership, and the gift cart. They will be trained to answer questions about ongoing exhibitions and engage with visitors to foster personal connections to the museum.  They will also engage in the evaluation of visitor experiences and assist the Education Department in improving programming and exhibitions. Associates will have the opportunity to work special events and assist with behind-the-scenes museum operations and hands on exhibit preparation. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to pahma-education@berkeley.edu. Please include information about your work study award and course schedule when applying. 

About the Hearst Museum and U.C. Berkeley:

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is a research unit on the University of California, Berkeley campus that administers public programs, research, and instructional use of a collection of approximately 3.8 million archaeological and ethnographic objects. Also included in the collections is supporting documentation, including photographic, film, and sound records accumulated through systematic research and donations since the museum's founding in 1901. The museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, engages in external loans for research and exhibition; development of exhibitions and public programs in the museum's gallery; conservation research and treatment; and care and maintenance of its vast collections. The museum adheres to the standards and practices of the American Association of Museums for accessioning, inventory, housing, and data recording.

The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.