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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.

Please click here for Application Form

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

School & Teacher Services Manager

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced educator to lead our School and Teacher Services department. As the STS Manager you will develop, implement and evaluate a broad array of programs for K-12 schools and teachers at both the Mission Creek and the Sea Center campus. This leadership position requires excellent supervisory, organizational, and communication skills, experience in developing and managing budgets and a strong track record in developing school curriculum.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in science with a teaching credential or equivalent experience
Experience overseeing informal education programs
Experience developing and evaluating education programs
Experience in supervising staff
Fluency in Spanish desirable

This is a full time, benefited position. 

Please submit cover letter, resume and application form.   

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HR Generalist

We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist to join our administrative team.  The HR Generalist will be responsible for the administrative duties of several functional areas of Human Resources as well as for payroll and various bookkeeping duties.  Specific duties include: job posting and applicant tracking, payroll processing, workers’ compensation administration, maintaining employee files, preparing new hire paperwork and conducting new hire orientations, managing unemployment claims and keeping current with HR body of knowledge and employment laws.  Bookkeeping duties include processing accounts payable, preparing bank deposits, assisting in preparing annual payroll budget, and processing 1099s. 

The successful candidate must have: at least two years’ experience as an HR Assistant or related HR generalist position; complete commitment to confidentiality and discretion; payroll experience and understanding of overtime and other wage and hour laws; bookkeeping experience and working knowledge of computerized accounting programs; strong math skills and commitment to accuracy; excellent verbal, written, analytical and problem solving skills.

This is a full time, benefited position.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application form. 

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Sales Associate/Visitor Services Representative

Our summer exhibit, "Megalodon, Largest Shark that Ever Lived," opens on May 30th. We are seeking an enthusiastic sales associate to work in the gift shop and help at our front desk. Applicants must be able to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Responsibilities include interacting with guests, assisting with purchases, stocking merchandise and cashiering. Our ideal candidate will have prior retail and cashiering experience, be responsible, personable, self-motivated and customer service oriented. Sales Associates should enjoy answering questions and providing a positive visitor experience.

This is a temporary, part-time position as the Megalodon gift store will remain open only through August 30th.  Once the exhibit closes there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to continue their employment on a part-time basis in our Museum gift store or as one of our Visitor Services Representatives.

All applicants must complete an employment application to be considered. Please send the completed application along with your resume and cover letter. 

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Visitor Services Representatives

We are seeking friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented individuals to fill open positions in our Visitor Services department. As a Visitor Services Representative you will work in the Admission’s office and be responsible for welcoming, orienting and assisting guests.

Responsibilities include:

-Greeting all guests

-Handling ticket sales and membership transactions

-Processing cash and credit card transactions

-Maintaining an ongoing knowledge of Museum programs, exhibits and the Santa Barbara area

-Answering incoming telephone calls and distributing mail


Essential Requirements:

-Excellent communication skills

-Comfortable interacting with the public

-Cash handling experience and experience with cash register/point of sale systems

-Good computer skills

-Ability to multi-task and process transactions quickly and effectively

-Dependable and punctual

-Bi-lingual skills are desirable

These positions are part-time with flexible schedules but some weekend work may be required. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed job application

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This page was last updated on May 22, 2015



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