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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 

Evening/Weekend Watchperson

The Evening Watchperson is responsible for closing and securing the Museum buildings after business hours and setting the alarm, represents the Museum and acts as a liaison to staff and groups utilizing Museum facilities, interacts with alarm monitoring contractor, performs regular patrols and security monitoring of Museum grounds, keeps a daily security log, helps support janitorial employees and/or performs janitorial duties.

Must be comfortable working with the general public.
Able to respond to emergency situations and interface with emergency responders.
Must present professional demeanor.
Basic computer skills required.
Good hearing and vision skills necessary.

This is a part time position, 12 - 15 hours a week. Must be available to work Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application form.

Please click here for Application Form 

Please click here for Job Description


Pavilion Attendant - Butterflies Alive!

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to work in our Butterfly Pavilion opening in May. Pavilion Attendants welcome visitors to the Butterfly Pavilion by actively greeting them, answering questions and providing assistance.

Areas of responsibility include controlling the flow of guests in the pavilion, helping school groups and large parties, ensuring a safe and pleasant visitor experience and maintaining pavilion protocols.

Applicants should be comfortable maintaining and caring for insects, have strong customer service skills and have a friendly and outgoing personality. Work will be mostly outdoors.

This is a temporary position running from May through the middle of September. Morning, afternoon, weekend and weekday shifts are available.

If interested, please complete our application form and send it along with your cover letter and resume.

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description


Summer Camp Instructors

We are seeking enthusiastic, experienced individuals to instruct children's educational science and nature programs during the summer at the Mission Creek campus of the Museum as well as at the Ty Warner Sea Center. Instructors work as part of our education team to successfully support children in the popular and exciting learning environment of the Museum's natural history camps. The camps, each one week in length, run from June 16 through August 22 and the typical work day for instructors is from 8:15 to 4:15.

We also have openings for assistant instructors, and for extended day instructors who develop and provide fun and educational experiences for children who have enrolled in our after-camp option. The Extended Day instructors work between 2:45 and 5:15 pm.

Qualified candidates for all these positions will have experience in leading, teaching, and assisting informal educational programs. They will also have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, dependable, energetic and excited about nature and science. They must have the ability to work unsupervised and enjoy interacting with children. 

Live Scan fingerprinting clearance is a prerequisite for these positions. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application form. Your application will be reviewed for all three positions (lead instructor, assistant instructor and extended day instructor) unless you indicate otherwise.

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description


This page was last updated on April 15, 2014



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