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Open Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining the NHMU Volunteer Team! Here you can typically 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 postponed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in response to local and state public health guidelines.


Opportunities to Volunteer with the Public

Currently we do not have any open opportunities to volunteer with the public. Please check back periodically for any new openings!

Watch for future openings in these positions:

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

Opportunities to Volunteer Behind the Scenes

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

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.


Please check back frequently for new openings!

Pre-approved applications are only for prospective volunteers who have already communicated with a staff member at the Museum about a volunteer role.