Photo of whale bones in the Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) is a partnership of four museums on Harvard’s Cambridge campus. Established in 2012, HMSC provides public access to some of the most significant collections anywhere in the world, representing the wonders of the planet and the customs and ingenuity of civilization across time. 


HMSC employees work with Harvard faculty, museum curators, and students to provide interdisciplinary exhibitions, events, lectures, and educational programs for the Harvard community and for the general public. 

Search Job Openings

HMSC works with Harvard Human Resources to manage the hiring process for most positions. You can search openings across Harvard using Harvard Careers.

Volunteer Opportunities

HMSC volunteers play a critical role in supporting museum visitors and public events. The museums welcome people with various language skills, interests, and levels of education to apply as volunteers. The minimum age for acceptance into the volunteer program is 16. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Hear Me Out Project

A collaboration between the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and local communities in Chelsea and Somerville, Hear Me Out/Escúchame is a project for Latino/a/x teenagers to experiment with online tours, mini exhibits, and other creative approaches inspired by their experiences in our galleries. 

Applications are open

Student Opportunities

HMSC selects interns, hires student employees, and appoints a Harvard student advisory board each year. Students with an interest in museums or in obtaining hands-on experience are encouraged to contact the appropriate staff member when positions are available.

Visitor Service Attendant

HMSC Student Advisory Board


There are no internships available at this time.

Students aged 16 and over are always welcome to apply to HMSC’s volunteer program.