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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:

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.

Membership Assistant
Part-time, nonexempt, $13.50/hour 

Please note, applicants for this position must submit all materials electronically.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and friendly Membership Assistant, who will report directly to our Membership Manager.

The Membership Assistant (part time, at about 10 hours per week) is responsible for membership processing, member relations, office administration support and assisting with the membership functions of the SBMNH. This position manages processing of all new and renewing membership applications and follows strict accounting procedures. This position maintains the membership database ensuring protocols for entering and maintaining information are consistently followed. The Membership Assistant reconciles membership revenue, prints and mails membership cards and other materials and maintains inventory of printed materials and office supplies. This position also provides staff support to membership events and outreach tables.

Excellent computer skills and database experience required. Good communication and organizational skills necessary. This position must have a professional demeanor in working with members on the phone and in person.

Please review Job Description before applying and submit cover letter, resume and application. 

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Click here for Museum Application

Curiosity Lab Naturalist
Part-time, nonexempt, $13.25/hour

Our Education Department is seeking a Naturalist to work in our Curiosity Lab who will engage visitors and help them to explore their natural history interests. S/he will also be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Curiosity Lab learning space. The Naturalist position reports directly to the Director of Education.

Among other responsibilities, this position provides enthusiastic demonstrations and other presentations to guests within the Lab, acts as initial point of contact for guests to the Museum and orients them according to their interest and assists guests in answering and researching exhibit-related and natural history-focused questions.

We are seeking an individual who can work this specific schedule. Applicants must be able to work the following schedule every week:

Saturdays          9:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Sundays             9:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Applicants must possess a passion for the natural world and a desire to work with children and young families as well as adults in engaging them in the wonders of the natural world, have knowledge of biological sciences, local natural history or related fields and have experience working with the public.

Applicants must submit completed Museum Application, Cover Letter and Resume.

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Click here for Museum Application

This page was last updated on June 17, 2017



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