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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.

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: hr@sbnature2.org

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.
 


Human Resources Manager
Full-time, exempt

Applicants for this position must submit materials electronically.

We are seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our Administration team! The HR Manager will report directly to our COO and will be responsible for all functional areas of Human Resources, including recruitment, orientation & onboarding, compensation & benefits, employee relations and training. This position will act as an internal consultant to all levels of management regarding employment issues.

As the HR Manager, you will be a champion of the Museum’s curious, unique and warm and friendly culture! You will oversee HR for both the main campus, Mission Creek, and for the Sea Center, located on Stearns Wharf.

Experience in a Generalist role extending to Employee Relations, including conflict-resolution and mediation, along with the administrative functions of HR is required. (Please see the Job Description for a complete list of Specific Responsibilities and Essential Requirements for this position.)

Successful candidates will possess a positive disposition and be enthusiastic and able to manage a work load of competing priorities and timelines. Candidates should have the ability to communicate comfortably and effectively within all levels of the organization and represent needs of employees and advocate as necessary, but at the same time effectively represent management to employees, without compromising trust of either. Furthermore, candidates should be team players and be able to operate while maintaining confidentiality, discretion and integrity.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a fully covered medical premium. Dental, vision, life and retirement plan plus matching are available, as well as a generous SICK & VAC time. 10-11 holidays per year are offered, as well as a beautiful office overlooking Mission Creek.

Please see the Job Description for a complete list of Specific Responsibilities and the Essential Requirements for this position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit for all open positions
  • Orient new employees and complete onboarding process of new staff, in coordination with Hiring Managers
  • Develop and maintain compensation and benefits programs for Museum employees
  • Prepare compensation analysis for market value of jobs and internal equity
  • Participate in compensation surveys (Center for Nonprofit Management, SBHRA and others as needed)
  • Manage semi-monthly payroll for all employees and manage relationship with payroll service, serving as a backup payroll processor when needed
  • Manage the benefits programs, including medical, dental, retirement plans
  • Administer Workers Compensation, including filing and managing claims, advising supervisors on their role with injured employees, maintaining records
  • Manage all unemployment claims and reporting
  • Evaluate, analyze and make recommendations for any changes in benefit structure, specific plans, or providers
  • Evaluate, revise and implement performance evaluation system as necessary; and provide training to supervisors
  • Plan, develop and implement training/development opportunities for staff as requested and/or needed
  • Keep current on Federal and State employment laws and related human resource practices
  • Act as internal consultant to management and supervisory personnel in matters related to employment law, policies and practices
  • Advise supervisors on performance and disciplinary matters and issues
  • Perform internal investigations of harassment charges and other such complaints and keep confidential records of same
  • Supervise HR Generalist in their position as related to payroll and HR administrative support
  • Responsible for completing other human resources related projects and duties as assigned

Essential Requirements include:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of human resources management including current Federal and State employment law
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate comfortably and effectively within all levels of the organization
  • Ability to represent needs of employees and advocate as necessary, but at the same time effectively represent management to employees, without compromising trust of either
  • Team player
  • Confidentiality, discretion and integrity
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in Human Resources management or demonstrated capability to operate at this level.
  • Advanced training and/or certification in Human Resources or equivalent in experience

Please submit resume, cover letter and completed Museum Application to hr@sbnature2.org, and view the Job Description before applying.

Click here for Job Description

Click here for Museum Application
 


Sea Center Interpreter
Part-time, $12/hour

We are currently seeking applicants who are passionate about marine science education to fill an Exhibits Interpreter position at our Sea Center, located on Stearns Wharf!

The Exhibits Interpreter greets visitors and engages them in interactive exhibits.  We are looking for someone with knowledge of marine science and the ability to deliver dynamic and educational experiences, programs and exhibit interpretation to the general public. This position provides hands on ocean science based education so you also must be comfortable handling small aquatic animals.

The Interpreter is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of the exhibit areas. This includes ensuring adequate exhibit staffing, monitoring exhibits, ensuring quality customer service and assisting the Volunteer Manager with volunteer supervision and training.

Our ideal candidate will love working with the public and providing top-notch customer service. Excellent interpersonal skills are required and the ability to speak in public and organize presentations is essential. Bilingual fluency is a plus.

The Sea Center is open seven days a week so weekend shifts are required. This position is part-time, approximately 20 hours per week. This position will be required to work weekdays and at least one weekend day, every week.

A completed application form, resume and cover letter are required.
 

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Click here for Museum Application

 
This page was last updated on September 1, 2017

 

 

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