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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Director of Volunteer

  3/3/2021   San Diego Natural History Museum
 Job Description        

As The Nat’s Director of Volunteers, you will recruit, interview and oversee a robust core of over 700+ volunteers that provide vital services and public-facing activities for one of San Diego’s most popular and beloved museums. This is a leadership position that is perfect for individuals who enjoy a variety of work and engaging with diverse groups and individuals. The Nat’s volunteers interpret aboard whale-watching cruises; lead and recommend hikes throughout the region; provide educational experiences for students; engage guests with floor programming; and work behind-the-scenes with curators in the collections and research division. In addition to administrative work, the position presents an exciting opportunity to evolve the Museum’s volunteer offerings, working closely with the Education Department and leadership of flagship volunteer programs to facilitate, create, and update programs and trainings.



• A seasoned individual with Bachelor’s degree or four years equivalent experience. • Demonstrated experience of at least two years managing sizeable groups of staff and/or volunteers. • Experience working successfully with a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. • Background in education and/or natural science background is desirable. • Bi-lingual and/or ability to speak and write in Spanish is desirable. • Experience developing new programs and/or protocols. • Knowledge of (or experience with) Volgistics, Altru, or other comparable database programs. • Ability to connect effectively with diverse groups, write clearly and persuasively, and enhance and build meaningful relationships within and outside the Museum. • Experience planning, overseeing and reporting on sizeable budgets.


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