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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Career Opportunities

Following is a list of current career opportunities at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Applications must be submitted along with resume and cover letter when applying for an open position. Thank you for your interest in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

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To apply for a listed position, send your resume and application with a cover letter (indicating position of interest) to:

It is highly preferable that you submit all required documents via email in PDF; alternatively you may:

Fax to: 805-569-0937 Attn: HR (unless position indicates email transmission only)

Please do not submit hard copy (paper) documents.

Earth Sciences Collections Manager

We are seeking a Collections Manager in Earth Sciences. This is a full-time, exempt position, supported by endowment. The Collections Manager is responsible for the continued development of the geology and paleontology collections as well as promoting their study and appreciation through the Museum's nature education programs and exhibits. The Museum seeks an energetic candidate with broad interests in these disciplines and a passion for science outreach and education.

Minimum requirements for this position include a MS in geology or paleontology, or commensurate experience and expertise with museum collections and management techniques. Additionally, a record of collections-based research is desirable.

Candidates should be good communicators and enthusiastic interpreters of regional earth sciences to the public.

Please submit a cover letter, current CV with list of publications and up to three PDFs and names of three references. Please submit all materials via email to Human Resources.

Other questions should be directed to Dr. Henry W. Chaney at

Review of applications starts September 15, 2016 until filled.  

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This page was last updated on September 13, 2016



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