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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 are available online or may be picked up in the Museum admissions office from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You may also leave your completed application with a representative at the entrance. 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: hr@sbnature2.org   Electronic transmission is preferred; alternatively you may:

Fax to: 805-569-0937 Attn: HR

Or Mail to:

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Human Resources Department
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

 

Evening Custodian

The Evening Custodian is responsible for performing essential custodial functions to prepare the Museum for visitation the following day. This position interfaces with staff and groups utilizing Museum facilities after hours. Secures Museum galleries and offices, performs regular review of public areas and parking lots; conducts final securing of doors and setting of alarm system. The Evening Custodian must be prompt and comfortable working around the general public.

This is a part-time, nonexempt position. The shift is 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm. The shifts per week vary, with alternating three shifts and four shifts per week. Range of hours is 19.5 – 26 per week. A competitive hourly rate is offered for this position.

Responsibilities include: Reporting promptly for each shift at 4:30 pm for a supervisor check-in, debrief, and to close and secure exhibit galleries and office areas at 5 pm. Assumes custodial duties of cleaning public restrooms (toilets, urinals, sinks etc.), all exhibit halls, administration, and other areas as needed to insure the museum is ready to receive visitors and guests on the following morning. This includes, but is not limited to, removal of trash, dusting, mopping, vacuuming and cleaning various surfaces with cleaning solution. Surveys grounds (including parking lot) at least one time per shift and makes observations related to lighting and safety issues, noting these in DAR (Daily Activity Report). Keeps a DAR either handwritten or on computer at a station provided by the museum and submits to supervisor. Notifies authorities of any unusual, potential criminal activity on or near museum grounds. Provides assistance to individuals and groups at museum events and meetings. Secures the parking lot at the end of the working shift and calls alarm monitoring company to verify that all alarms have been properly set.

Requirements for this position: Frequent standing, walking, bending, sitting, climbing (stairs), and lifting of moderate to heavy loads (60 lbs.). Good auditory skills with a full range of hearing. Good vision including acuity and depth perception. Comfortable while working around the general public. Able to respond to emergency situations and interface with emergency responders and museum management personnel. Able to safely operate electric utility vehicle. Must present a professional demeanor in dress and interactions with public and authorities. Partial uniforms will be supplied (shirts). Basic computer skills to record security logs and communicate with supervisor.

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STS Specialist

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has an opening for our School & Teacher Services (STS) Specialist position. This is a part-time, nonexempt position.
 
This is a part-time school year position that takes reservations for all field trips coming to the Museum. Friendly and confident communicating via phone and email, with attention to detail, this person serves as the contact for all K-12 teachers. This position is responsible for updating the database, creating reports and disseminating information. The STS Specialist supports the STS Manager in creating, maintaining and building the STS program based on the overall goals of the program. 
 
Responsibilities include: Manages scheduling of school programs by phone, email, and in person. Enters reservations in database. Uses program and student data to prepare reports for use in grants, budget, and annual report. Sends email confirmations from database, with necessary information attached. Receives payment and Museum Access Fund applications. Acknowledges and processes MAF grants to recipients. Does final confirmations with teachers or school office staff during the three weeks prior to the field trip; assures that payment is received at least one week prior to the visit. Develops web materials for teachers that will enhance the students' field trip experience. Prepares weekly schedule of school programs, and other reserved groups, and sends to STS Manager for docent assignments. Books all non-school groups and enters information into the group registration database.
 
Requirements for this position: Strong organizational and leadership skills. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with staff, volunteers, and public. Computer experience with database management, email, and Office suite. FileMaker experience preferred, but not required. Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to collaborate with a variety of staff and volunteers.
 
Please submit cover letter, resume and application form.

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Exhibits Manager

The Exhibits Manager supports the Director of Exhibits in overseeing all aspects of exhibit design and creation.  This position works with the Director of Exhibits to conceive exhibit ideas, manage exhibit planning, construction and maintenance, and coordinate the exhibits process.

Responsibilities include:  Researching and developing concepts for exhibits; coordinating with Education division to ensure congruence with programming and the organization’s mission; supervising and coordinating design, fabrication and installation of exhibits; managing budgets for specific projects and assisting with Exhibits Division budget;  assisting with contracts management; managing the maintenance and repair of existing exhibits; coordinating with Marketing Department on the promotion and marketing of exhibits.

Requirements for this position:  Demonstrated experience in development, design, fabrication, and installation of exhibits; experience in maintaining and updating exhibits in a museum or related field; experience in supervising employees as well as working in team environment; passion for interpreting nature to the public and a sensitivity to and respect for works of art, cultural artifacts and natural history specimens; comfortable working around the general public; artistic and creative skills are a plus.

This is a full time benefited position reporting to the Director of Exhibits.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application form.

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Exhibits Coordinator

This position supports the Exhibits team in creating and delivering exhibits on time and on budget.  Responsibilities include: handling the administrative support functions of the Exhibits Department including billing, coordinating schedules and meetings; tracking graphics production of printed materials relating to exhibits; coordinating with the Marketing Department regarding the promotion and marketing of exhibits; researching and assisting in developing concepts for exhibits; coordinating and performing design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibits.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to excel in a team environment, sensitivity to and respect for works of art, cultural artifacts, and natural history specimens.  S/he must have excellent attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a commitment to workflow and quality of work, experience in installation and maintenance of public interactives in a museum or gallery or related field.

This is a full time benefited position reporting to the Director of Exhibits.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application.

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This page was last updated on August 3, 2015

 

 

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