Careers at W. M. Keck Observatory

If you’re looking for somewhere you can learn quickly, make a meaningful impact in a fast-paced business, and grow your career, you’re in the right place.

Join Our Team.

People make up the heart of our telescopes. It is because of their hard work, problem-solving determination, bottomless curiosity, and relentless passion that the ‘impossible’ is made possible. If you’re interested in embarking on this journey of discovery with us, check out our current career opportunities.
picture of the team outside the telescopes

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

W. M. Keck Observatory celebrates the wide diversity of backgrounds and experiences of our local and global community. We are committed to building a culture of inclusivity where everyone is valued, respected, and welcome to be their authentic selves. We strive for an equitable environment that celebrates the contributions of all in our mission.

Commitment to Community

For over 30 years, Hawaiʻi Island has been home to Keck Observatory. The success of our mission of conducting world-class science on Maunakea would not be possible without the support of our community. 

The late Richard Palmer Kaleioku Smart of Parker Ranch provided the land for our Waimea headquarters to create opportunities for the local community. In honor of his vision and our connection to place and people, we strive to give back. Among the ways we do so is through Keck Observatory’s Community Engagement program. Employees may devote up to 40 hours of paid work time per year on community activities. Join us in engaging with the local community and help support efforts to give back to our beloved home.

Current Opportunities

Don't worry if you don't see any roles you want to apply for now. Register your interest to allow us to contact you when a suitable role meeting your criteria comes along.

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