Jobs and Internships


Rancho Los Cerritos is committed to the mission of restoring and preserving its historic home and gardens and bringing stories of the past — from Indigenous times through the 1940s — to the public.

Located in the beautiful Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach, the Rancho provides a collaborative and exciting work environment. Join us in uncovering the roots of Long Beach!

We have opportunities for volunteers, staff, and interns all of which will be listed below.

Rancho Los Cerritos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


RLC depends on volunteers of all ages to help bring history alive to our visitors, especially now as we reopen our outdoor spaces.


Thank you for your interest in joining the RLC team. We are not currently hiring at this time.


If you are a high school or college student seeking an internship project for class credit please contact The Rancho offers internship positions to interested students every semester.

Curatorial Intern for the Fall 2020 semester

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is seeking a curatorial intern for Fall 2020. The intern will assist with researching, developing, and digitizing museum exhibits at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site. The intern will spend a semester actively learning about museum curation and exhibit design. This includes the multiple stages of exhibit development, historical and contextual research related to objects, collections care, and maintenance, and basic skills for museum collections management software. The intern will complete their course of work-study with a developing understanding of what working in a museum is like, which will be useful for students with a potential professional interest in the field. The intern will be able to move forward in their academic and professional careers with demonstrated work experience they can build upon and apply in future roles. Furthermore, because the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has been a long-standing cornerstone in the Southern California community and cultural life, the intern will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of arts and culture in their community and can begin to envision how they may foster this relationship in their future careers.

To apply:

Email your resume to Sarah Wolk FitzGerald, historical curator at