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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 Specialist II

We are seeking an experienced educator to join our team at the Mission Canyon Campus as our School & Teacher Services Specialist II. The STS Specialist II assists the School and Teacher Services Manager in the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programs and services for K-6 schools.

Responsibilities include assisting the STS Manager in ensuring standards and guidelines are met for grant-funded programs, working closely with other departments to ensure that programs complement and reinforce one another, developing web materials for teachers that will enhance field trip experiences and working with the STS Specialist I to schedule school and group visits.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Science, teaching credential or equivalent experience, demonstrated experience creating and implementing standards-aligned education programs primarily designed for students in grades K – 6 and experience in both formal and informal education programs.  

This position is part-time, approximately 12 hours per week. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed job application. 

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Anthropology Collections Manager

We have an immediate opening in the Anthropology Department for a Collections Manager. The Anthropology Collections Manager assists the Curator of Anthropology by facilitating the management of the department’s collections, records, equipment, facilities and personnel. Duties may include cataloging collections, engaging in scientific research, preparing exhibits and engaging in educational activities.  

Essential requirements include a MA in anthropology or museum studies OR extensive archaeological lab experience OR 4 years of experience in a similar position in a museum. Experience in museum techniques and in collections management. Experience in original scientific research and the subsequent distribution of information through publications. Experience in the supervision and training of volunteers or related experience.

This is a part-time position, 20 - 24 hours per week. 

If interested, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed job application. 

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Spring Camp Instructors

We are seeking experienced individuals to instruct children's educational science and nature programs during spring break. Instructors work as part of an education team to successfully support children in an exciting learning environment of natural history camps. Spring camp dates are March 27th - April 3rd.

Qualified candidates will have experience in leading, teaching and assisting informal educational programs. They will also have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, dependable and energetic. Must have the ability to work unsupervised and enjoy interacting with children. Positions for lead instructors, assistant instructors, and extended day instructors are available at the Mission Canyon campus of the Museum and the Sea Center. 

We also have occasional need for substitute instructors for camps as well as for after school programs during the school year.

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed application form. In order to be considered for the position, we must receive all the requested documents. 

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Director, Marketing and Communications

On the eve of its centennial, the Museum seeks a dynamic Director of Marketing and Communications to implement our new comprehensive identity and messaging initiative that will reintroduce the Museum/Sea Center to the Santa Barbara region. This effort will provide the foundation for the Museum’s comprehensive campaign currently underway in its quiet phase. The Director plans, develops and implements the Museum and Sea Center’s institutional marketing, communication and advertising activities.

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This page was last updated on March 25, 2015



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