How to Apply

Learn how to apply for a job or student internship at the Natural History Museum of Utah, from the initial application to the onboarding process. 

Step 1: Create an account

Access the University's jobs site:

If this is your first time using the University of Utah's jobs website, you’ll be asked to create a username and password. This allows you to save your application and use it to apply for other jobs at NHMU or elsewhere at the University. 

If needed, you can reset your username or password on the sign-in page or call University Human Resources Management at (801) 581-2169.

Step 2: Complete your application

Give yourself time to complete your cover letter (if required), fill out your application and answer any supplemental questions completely and accurately. Describe how your skills, abilities and experience match the ones outlined in the job description. Volunteer, internship and lived experience count – if it’s relevant to the position, include it!

Step 3: Submit all your documents on time

Before submitting your application, make sure it includes all required documents. If you miss something, it may hold up or disqualify your application. If you’re applying for veteran’s preference, include your verifying documents with your application.

Incomplete or late applications may not be accepted.

Wondering about the status of your application?

Watch your email and phone for status updates and other information. Applicants are usually notified at the end of each phase if they are not moving forward. 


Recruitment timing varies depending on the number of applicants, availability of reviewers and other factors. Read about the general selection process below. 

General Selection Process: 

Initial Application Review

The hiring manager and selection committee screens each application. Candidates who best match the requirements of the position will be invited to interview. This may occur while the job posting is active, or after it has been closed, depending on the role.


The interview process varies based on the role. Candidates may experience no interview, one interview, or multiple rounds of interviews. Interviews take place in person or by video conference, depending on your availability. 

Some roles require candidates to participate in a panel interview. In this case, a panel of NHMU employees ask questions to help evaluate your experience and knowledge.

Interviews are also an opportunity for you to learn more about the Museum, so come prepared with your own questions for us. 

Additional Evaluation

Depending on the position, NHMU may also ask you to answer assessment questions over email. 

Reference Check

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring manager may check your references before taking the next step.

Verbal Offer

If your application is successful, you will receive a verbal offer from the hiring manager. The offer will typically include details on pay, working schedule, and start date. Once these details have been discussed, you will receive a written offer letter to sign and return. 

Welcome Email

After you return your signed offer letter, your onboarding process will begin! You’ll receive an email that includes new hire paperwork, benefits information and instructions on how to schedule a time to complete federal I-9 employment verification. The I-9 appointment takes place in person.

Need help?

If you have questions about the application process, email  Alternatively, contact NHMU's Staffing and Student Opportunities Coordinator or NHMU's Office and Culture Specialist.