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Remain Curious, even in your career

Thanksgiving Point is a community-owned nonprofit garden, museum, and discovery complex founded as a gathering place and gift to the community. Through five transformative adventures, Thanksgiving Point offers something for everyone. As a team member, you would join a growing and thriving environment dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind experiences for guests from around the world. You would get to fulfill and experience our mission: to bring the joy of learning and wonders of the natural world to life.


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Service to the Community

As a nonprofit, Thanksgiving Point’s goal is to provide for the community. You’ll get to participate in meaningful work that makes a genuine difference in the lives of families from around the world. Thanksgiving Point Team Members help create lifelong memories for guests on and off-campus.

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Cultivating Curiosity

Thanksgiving Point hosts some of the world’s best museums and discovery centers – and you will be at the heart of organizational excellence here. Cultivating curiosity is what we do best. And as a Team Member, you’ll get to remain curious in your profession and foster curiosity in our experiences, events, discovery complexes, and programs.

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Your voice, Amplified

Thanksgiving Point’s Team Members are passionate, driven individuals who seek to create something new. We welcome and promote diverse voices, and expect everyone to feel comfortable and respected. We hope you grow, thrive, learn new skills, and explore new passions at Thanksgiving Point.



Our Teams

Thanksgiving Point employs over 500 full-time and part-time staff in a variety of departments. Our Team Members fulfill our mission and go above and beyond in providing stellar experiences for our guests,


“My favorite part about being an education explorer is the freedom I have to be creative and use my knowledge and skills to create learning opportunities for guests. During my time here, my coworkers and managers have consistently listened to my ideas and encouraged me to take the initiative and try new things. This job is ideal for people who enjoy learning, play, and connecting with others.”

– Ben, Explorer


“I love working at Thanksgiving Point because of the people I work with and guests I meet. The variety of things I do makes each day new and exciting. I have been able to learn a whole new skill set that I never imagined I would.”

– Kandice Morgen, Assistant Manager, Retail Purchasing

“Working as an explorer at Thanksgiving Point is such a fun job! Every shift involves playing, learning, and helping people. And there’s so much freedom to find out more about the things that interest you, whether that is science, dinosaurs, insects, music, or teaching. I love how the explorers have the freedom to choose their activities and interactions, but there is always someone available to help, mentor or train so that you don’t feel like you are just left on your own.”

-Paige, Explorer


“When I started working here as a banquet server, I did not expect to stick around for 4 years. But I found I really enjoy the work! It feels good to be active, I love soaking up the happy energy of weddings and other events, helping people have a great experience, and knowing that my job helps support informal education. Last but not least, I love our work culture. As cheesy as it sounds, I do think of my coworkers as my work family, and we actually like to see each other during our time off.”

– Sara Cambell , Banquet Captain



Experience, Explore, and Discover

At Thanksgiving Point, all Team Members get to join in on the fun at our discovery centers. All employees automatically receive a Family Membership, granting them and their immediate family free access to our venues, exclusive opportunities, and discounts on campus events, retail, and restaurants. We invite our team members to explore and discover along with our guests!

Grow With Us

Thanksgiving Point is focused on providing a work environment that supports our team members’ interests. The opportunities are endless here, and with a variety of departments and positions, there’s something for everyone. We also provide our full-time employees with a competitive benefits package, including health care, dental care, and a 401k program. We want our team members to take care of themselves and prepare for their future.

Take Time For you

We want you to be happy both in and out of the office. For some, a traditional 9-5 schedule doesn’t work – which is why Thanksgiving Point provides a variety of positions that coordinate with your schedule. Thanksgiving Point offers paid holidays for our team members to celebrate with their friends and families. We are also always closed on Sundays, giving everyone time to refresh and reconnect.






Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome all and value diverse perspectives, beliefs, and lived experiences. We promote physical and emotional safety and respect. We are devoted to creating an accessible environment for all to celebrate and recharge in our beautiful surroundings.