Jobs

Current Employment Openings

A small staff of dedicated professionals manages Yerkes day-to-day, assisted by a corps of community volunteers passionate about our mission. Opportunities to join our staff may occasionally occur. If you have a background in astronomy, science, the arts, museum management, or not-for-profit organizations, we’d like to hear from you. Bright, talented professionals are the heart of our enterprise. We would welcome the chance to get acquainted with individuals who could help advance the aspirations we have for Yerkes.

Postings

Yerkes Observatory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper (part-time)

We are searching for an accountant / senior bookkeeper who will be responsible for an array of duties including payroll, reconciliations, and general non-profit financials. This position will be in collaboration with our long-time volunteer accountant as our  organization transitions duties over time to this newly created, in-house staff member.

More information and the application is here!

Yerkes Future Foundation is committed to advancing diversity in the sciences and in employment. YFF does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. We encourage and actively solicit applications from diverse candidates.

Grounds & Maintenance Staff (part-time)

Yerkes is looking for a seasonal, part-time Grounds & Maintenance staff member for a regular schedule of 16-24 hrs/week during our busy summer and early fall seasons.

Pay: $18 – $22 per hour depending on experience.

Hours will vary based on your availability, our need, and the season/needs at Yerkes. There are occasional evenings and weekends for special events which are scheduled in advance.

You will be working mostly outdoors reporting to our full-time facilities staff. Duties include general landscape care and maintenance, light building maintenance, and similar work around the Yerkes campus and inside its historic buildings.

A focus on safety is important to us. We also hope you’ll have prior experience in landscape, maintenance or light construction work, and experience with equipment like power tools and landscape equipment. Key to us here at Yerkes is reliability, responsibility, and a positive outlook. We’re a small team and rely on one another.

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Yerkes Future Foundation is committed to advancing diversity in the sciences and in employment. YFF does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. We encourage and actively solicit applications from diverse candidates.

Apply for future job opportunities at Yerkes Observatory

Our programs at Yerkes are continually evolving and will likely create the need for new staff positions in the future. Rather than waiting for specific job opportunities, we encourage you to let us know of your interest in advance so that we can have your information on file. Please email your résumé and cover letter to info@yerkesobservatory.org.Yerkes is a one-of-a-kind yet multi-faceted place: observatory, gallery, library, science incubator, arts center, and arboretum. As a result, we welcome inquiries from a range of talents and capabilities. Thank you for your interest!