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Open Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining the NHMU Volunteer Team! Here you can see all of our current volunteer openings. Read more about open positions by clicking on the position title. If you see a position that matches your interest and availability, please submit an application using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. Check back regularly for new openings. If you have questions, email the volunteer program.

We are committed to providing a safe experience for all NHMU Volunteers. Please note that volunteer responsibilities or tasks have been shifted or postponed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in response to local and state public health guidelines.


Opportunities to Volunteer with the Public

Current volunteer openings:

If you wish to apply for either of these openings, see the application links at the bottom of this page. 

Watch for future openings in these positions:

  • Summer Camp Assistant
  • Citizen Science Volunteer
  • Community Outreach
  • Highlights Tour Guide
  • Gallery Interpreter: Anthropology, Paleontology, Biology
  • School Programs: Gallery Guru, Tidbit Tour Guide, Museum on the Move
  • Youth Teaching Youth Mentor
  • Animal Handler
  • Field Trip Programs: Junior Science Academy Classroom Assistant

Opportunities to Volunteer Behind the Scenes

Watch for future openings in these positions:

  • Citizen Science Volunteer
  • Collections - Anthropology, Entomology, Herbarium, Mycology, Paleontology, Vertebrates
  • Creature Care
  • Landscape Steward
  • Paleontology Lab Fossil Preparator
  • Paleontology Field Assistant
  • Registration Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements

  • A criminal background check is required for all volunteer positions at the Museum for participants over the age of 18.
  • A $25 processing fee will be assessed for all volunteers. Accepted applicants with limited financial resources may request a fee waiver.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At the Natural History Museum of Utah, we recognize that our strength and sustainability as an organization stem from diversity and inclusion. For this reason, we are committed to fostering equity, recruiting and retaining a diverse volunteer corps that reflects the communities we serve, and empowering volunteers in developing an accessible and inclusive work environment.

We also place a strong emphasis on providing an exceptional experience to every guest who visits the Museum or participates in any of our programs. We believe that everyone at NHMU, at every level and in all departments, are a critical part of providing this level of experience. Therefore, all staff members and volunteers receive ongoing training and are expected to consistently contribute to creating exceptional, memorable, and inclusive experiences for our guests, partners, and the community.


Applicants 18 and older, click here to apply.

Applicants under the age of 18, click here to apply.

Pre-approved applicants 18 and older, click here to apply.

Pre-approved applicants under the age of 18, click here to apply.