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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.

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:

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.

Sea Center School & Teacher Services Coordinator

Come join our fantastic Education Department and Sea Center location as our new Sea Center School & Teacher Services Coordinator!

This is a full-time, nonexempt position with full benefits including medical, paid time-off and retirement.
Candidates for this position must apply via email and submit all required documents.

This position is responsible for the overall formal education function at the Sea Center, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of all school programs. The position requires demonstrated experience in creating and implementing standards-aligned educational programs designed primarily for K-6 students.  The Sea Center School & Teacher Services Coordinator will also handle school and group bookings for the Sea Center. 

Among other funcitions, this position:

  • Develops and implements school program components of the Sea Center experience.
  • Ensures that all school programs facilitate inquiry-based learning and correlate to current educational and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Tracks budgets of all Sea Center school programs and regularly reports findings to the School & Teacher Services Manager to ensure departmental goals are being met.
  • Ensures that all grant-funded programs comply with standards and guidelines outlined by granting agencies.
  • Attends and contributes to scheduled Sea Center and Education Division meetings (alternating between the Museum and Sea Center).
  • Works with the Sea Center Volunteer Manager to ensure adequate volunteer staffing and school program-related training for school visits.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of marine science content, Next Generation Science Standards and best practices for science education in formal and informal education fields.
  • Assists with Sea Center needs and duties such as assisting with opening and closing procedures as needed, staffing floor as needed, covering front desk lunch break once a week, participating in monthly volunteer trainings, etc.

Among other requirements, applicants must:

  • Have proven success as an educator: classroom-based, museum education, or other
  • A background including degrees and/or credentials, in marine sciences and/or education
  • Enthusiasm for teaching outdoors
  • Strong dedication to teaching marine science to children and inspiring a passion in them for the natural world
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • MS Office skills
  • Bilingual fluency, written and oral, a plus

Please make sure to review the complete Job Description below to ensure you can meet the requirements and can perform the essential requirements.

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description

Development Officer – Foundation & Corporate Relations

We are seeking an experienced Development Officer to support the development efforts of the Museum’s Board, the Development Committee, and the Director of Development. This position is accountable for the successful organization and execution of all activities associated with Foundations and Corporate Relations including the research, proposal preparation, cultivation activities, stewardship reports, and maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge donor database and files. This activity will support both the Centennial Campaign and operating budgets of the Museum.

Among other duties, this key position writes foundation grants and sponsorship proposals, cultivates relationships with the corporate community and solicits corporate sponsorship of Museum exhibits and programs, coordinates communications with funding sources, researches prospects for grants and sponsorships, tracks all activity in Raiser’s Edge.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in a deadline oriented development department with a history of increasing responsibility, success in writing grants and/or proposals, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent database skills, and be a highly organized, poised, and motivated self-starter.

This is a full time position with benefits, reporting to the Director of Development.

Please submit: cover letter, resume, application form.

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description

This page was last updated on June 15,2016



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