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.


Yerkes Observatory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 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!