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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 and read more about open positions by clicking on the position title. Due to limitations caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have very limited volunteer position openings. Please check back regularly for future opportunities! If you see a new position that matches your interest and availability, please submit an application using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. 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 modified during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in response to local and state public health guidelines.


Opportunities to Volunteer with the Public

Watch for future openings in these positions:

  • Citizen Science Volunteer
  • Community Outreach
  • School Outreach: Museum on the Move
  • Summer Camp Assistant
  • Tour Guide Program
  • Youth Teaching Youth Mentor

Opportunities to Volunteer Behind the Scenes

Currently we do not have any open opportunities to volunteer behind the scenes at the Museum. Please check back periodically for any new openings!

Watch for future openings in these positions:

  • Citizen Science Volunteer
  • Collections Assistant: Anthropology
  • Collections Assistant: Entomology
  • Collections Assistant: Herbarium
  • Collections Assistant: Mycology
  • Collections Assistant: Paleontology
  • Collections Assistant: Vertebrate Zoology
  • 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.


Apply Online Now!

General Volunteer Application: This is the application for participants interested in general volunteer opportunities. Prospective volunteers, click here to apply.

Pre-Approved Volunteer Application: This application is only for prospective volunteers who have already made arrangements with a staff member at the Museum about a volunteer role. Pre-approved applicants, click here to apply.

*Please read the full position description to make sure you are able to meet all requirements.