Las Vegas Natural History Museum – Development/Communications Manager

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s mission is to inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding of the natural world, the sciences, and ourselves.

The Museum opened its doors in 1991 and operates with the following basic core values:

  • Through its exhibits, collections, and programs the Las Vegas Natural History Museum will serve as a quality educational resource for the community.
  • The Las Vegas Natural History Museum will preserve and curate its collections for future generations.
  • The interests, values and sensibilities of families will serve as the core for the Museum programming.
  • In order to provide support for equality in education, the Museum will always strive to maintain a policy of free admission to local economically disadvantaged and special needs school groups (as determined by the Clark County School District).

In 2002, the Museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate, enabling the Museum to bring exhibitions and collections items from the Smithsonian for display.

In 2011, the Museum initiated the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival, a week long, city-wide celebration of science, which reaches 50,000 residents annually and is the largest educational event in Nevada.

In 2013, the Museum received the highest recognition for a museum by becoming accredited with the American Alliance of Museum; only 6% of museums in the United States are accredited, which recognizes commitment to excellence, accountability, professional standards and continued institutional improvement. Accreditation has enabled the Museum to become designated as a federal repository for archaeological and paleontological items.

Job Summary:

The Development/ Communications Manager is responsible for raising funds for the Museum through special events, annual giving programs and writing grants. This person works closely with the volunteer Board of Directors, staff and Special Events Committees, supporting them in their fundraising efforts and activities. This person will work to identify prospects, develop relationships, solicit gifts, and ensure donor recognition.

Working closely with the volunteer Marketing Committee and staff, this person is responsible for communicating the Museum’s programs and projects to the public.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Experience in fundraising strategies and direct solicitations.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and complete tasks without supervision.
  • Must be able to multi-task and organize time.
  • Should be able to work well with a team.
  • Willing to work occasionally on week-ends and evenings.
  • Must have technical skills with Twitter, Facebook and website management.

Full time position

Salary: TBD

How to apply:

Please email resume to or mail to:

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd. No.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101