Career Opportunities

Do you have a passion for history and science? Are you filled with a constant curiosity about the world around you? Do you enjoy sharing that knowledge with others?

Imperial Valley Desert Museum wants to hire you!

IVDM seeks an energetic and outgoing individual to help celebrate and share the collections and knowledge of the museum with our annual visitorship of over 22,000 guests. This individual will assist other IVDM Education staff in the operations and development of its Field Trip program, which in 2020 served over 9,500 students and which combines history, heritage, and science while meeting California Common Core State Standards. The ideal candidate will have a passion for education and an eagerness to share the lessons of IVDM and the region with others, with a creativity to pursue and innovate new content and activities for the museum's guests. This position provides additional on-site training for aspiring educators and museum professionals.


IVDM Education Specialists assist in all field trips (live or virtual) for grades K-12, Front-of-House tours, and public programming, as well as curriculum development, grant writing, and more. This position is part-time and joins a team of other Specialists working within the IVDM Education Department.


• Serve as historian and cultural specialist

• Lead groups in educational and traditional arts programming during on-site and in-classroom field trips, workshops, activities, lessons, and fairs, festivals and other public events.

• Assist with hikes, craft fairs, workshops, and public speaking engagements.

• Support Museum staff in appeals and grant-writing activities

• Execute onsite and off-site education programs that meet Common Core, NGSS, and classroom Standards.

• Assist in the development and production of new exhibit and educational content and projects

• Other Duties as assigned.


• Minimum High School degree or equivalent.

• Comfortable with public speaking.

• Creativity in developing and testing new lessons & content.

• Critical eye and detail-oriented.

• Available to work weekdays and weekends (sufficient notice provided).

• Valid driver's license.

• Able to pass a criminal background check.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a 1-page Cover letter and up-to-date copy of their CV or resume to IVDM, care of Kristin O'Lear. Questions may be submitted to info@ or by phone to (760) 358-7016.

Ongoing Application Period