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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.

Community Edcuation Manager

We are seeking a full-time (exempt, salaried) Community Education Manager (CEM) to join our Education Division. This position oversees the development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of a diverse roster of education programs for community members of all ages at both the Mission Creek campus and Sea Center.

Please note, for this position, we require all applicants to submit application materials via email. 

Among other duties, this position serves as the Department Head for Community Education and is responsible for the training, oversight and evaluation of the Community Education Sea Center Programs Coordinator in conjunction with Nature Adventures and Sea Center Managers. The CEM works with the Director of Education to design and implement the engagement strategy and program portfolio for the science & nature-based learning offered at the Museum and Sea Center, which may include lectures, films, classes and field trips, and family-focused festivals and weekly events at both campuses. The CEM generates drafts of programmatic promotional materials in advance of programs, working in collaboration with the Museum’s Marketing Department. This position also maintains strong professional relationships with community institutions and agencies to develop and implement new opportunities and forge alliances.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children and adults in informal educational settings and 
experience developing and/or evaluating informal educational programs, particularly natural history or science programs, if possible. Applicants will have experience in planning and coordinating education-related events
and be self-motivated, creative, and outgoing. Additionally, applicants should posses a background in natural history or science (Bachelor’s degree in science preferred), an awareness and interest in current events, particularly those pertaining to science and the environment (on local and global scales), experience recruiting, hiring and supervising educators or naturalists.

Additionally, candidates are required to posses excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills, a working knowledge of computer software including desktop publishing programs and Microsoft Outlook,
proficiency in planning and multi-tasking a wide variety of programs and an ability to interact with a variety of different groups.

Candidates must have the ability to work a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and be able to work flexible hours and days. Occasionally, position includes Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.

Please review the entire Job Description below to ensure that you have the experience and qualifications before applying.

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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 July 21,2016



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