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Employment, Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The essence of our work is to build an organization that enables us to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world. To accomplish this goal we need talented people working together with a solidarity of purpose, recognizing that the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum employs 130 staff members that are supported by approximately 500 volunteers.

Staff enjoying their work

The largest group of volunteers are the docents in the Education Department, with 200 individuals in a specialized program called the Docent Program. Another 300 volunteers work in other museum departments and provide animal care, clerical assistance, horticulture help, exhibit repair, research, photography, field work, and other assistance.

In addition to volunteers, the Desert Museum also has internships in various departments from time to time for college age students who would like to have hands-on work experience in their field of study. Please check the Internships section below to see what internships are currently open.

We hope you will find this site useful as you explore Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum employment and volunteer opportunities. By checking this site often, you can learn more about the Museum and what we have to offer.

Employment Opportunities

Regular/Part-Time & Temporary Positions

Internship Opportunities

College-level Internships

Volunteer Opportunities

Docent Program
Do you like to teach people things? Do you have an interest in learning more in-depth things about the desert and animals that surround us? Maybe being a docent is for you!

Junior Docent Program
Are you between ages 13 and 16? Would you like to learn more about the Sonoran Desert and help teach it to others? Check out our Junior Docent Program.

Volunteer Program
Volunteering at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience. We have many positions where you can help!