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Griffith Observatory Employment Opportunities

Employer Information

Griffith Observatory, opened to the public in 1935, is an icon of Los Angeles and the most visited public observatory in the world. With over a million visitors a year, the Observatory is one of the top tourist attractions in southern California. For nearly 80 years, Griffith Observatory has served as a source of inspiration, information, and education for visitors from across the region and around the world. Admission to the Observatory building, exhibits, telescopes, and grounds is always FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium.

All those hired to work at Griffith Observatory are employees of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, which owns and operates the Observatory. The Observatory posts employment opportunities as the need arises.

Current Employment Opportunities

Griffith Observatory is currently seeking candidates for the following part-time positions:

  • Assistant Park Services Attendant I (APSA I) - Building Operations
  • Assistant Park Services Attendant I (APSA I) - Vehicle Traffic Control
  • Museum Guide
  • Observatory Lecturer
  • Theater Technician
To learn more about these and other job opportunities in the Department of Recreation and Parks, check the Department's Job Opportunities page and select the position you are interested in. To apply, follow the instructions for that position.

Link: More City of Los Angeles Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in a position at the Cafe at the End of the Universe (operated by Wolfgang Puck), please fax your résumé to (323) 661-2550 or send an e-mail to:

If you are interested in a position at the Stellar Emporium bookstore (operated by Event Network), click here.

The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As a covered entity under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.