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Make the Link between Canadians and Nature

"The purpose of the Canadian Museum of Nature is to increase throughout Canada and internationally, interest in, knowledge of and appreciation and respect for the natural world..."

Trees in a forest.

Biodiversity Conservation for a Sustainable Future

Science Symposium

February 2, 2018: Documenting, understanding and conserving Canada's natural heritage. Attend or watch live online! Early-bird pricing currently in effect.

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Pavers on the museum grounds.

Steps across Canada

Personalized Pavers

Make a donation for a personalized paver for the museum grounds.

The Canadian Museum of Nature occasionally has employment opportunities open to the public. Positions can range from scientific research and collection management, to administrative, communications or educational postings.

You will find above all our current employment opportunities. Opportunities are updated regularly, so if we do not currently have an opportunity that is appropriate for you, please check our site again.

Resumés

We accept applications for only the specific opportunities mentioned above. We are not able to accept unsolicited applications for employment.

When submitting your resumé for a position that is mentioned above, please include a cover letter outlining how your experience and training meet the requirements listed in the posting. Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted. Don't forget to pay particular attention to the closing date and time.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding a competition, please advise the Advisor, Human Resources, should you require accommodation to attend an interview or participate in the selection process.

Fellowships

The museum has occasional support for young researchers through the NSERC Postgraduate Supplement Program.

Beaty Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Species Discovery

This position for a post-doctoral candidate focuses on species at risk, including communication with the public about species loss, species at risk and the importance of conservation to species preservation. The Fellow will work with The Beaty Centre for Species Discovery.

Internships

We accept a small number of unpaid interns who are looking for a work placement as a requirement for a university or college programme. If you are looking for a placement, submit a letter that outlines the details of what you are looking for, including the following:

  • desired start date
  • desired end date
  • desired length of work week
  • type of placement, including learning objectives
  • name of your school
  • name of your program.

Send your letter and a current resumé to Katja Rodriguez at krodriguez@mus-nature.ca.

Volunteering

Curious about what it would be like to work at a natural history museum? There's no better way to test the water than by becoming a volunteer.