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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 

Teen Programs Manager

We are looking for a very special person to lead the Museum’s programs for teens. This person will develop, implement, evaluate and oversee the programs and act as the Museum’s teen representative in the community at large. The Teen Programs Manager will be working with the Director of Education & Exhibits to assess the strengths of the current teen program as well as to develop an expanded model to engage more local teens.

The manager works with the Museum’s education and scientific staff to ensure that the teen programs reinforce school science concepts and promote leadership, skills advancement, college preparation and career awareness.  This includes organizing formal and informal opportunities for teens to interface with staff and encourage new opportunities for learning, regularly communicating with teens and their parents, establishing collaborative relationships with other institutions and managing the teen programs budget.    

It is critical that candidates have experience working with youth ages 13 – 18, preferably in an informal science education setting. Other essential requirements include experience in developing and maintaining an educationally based program, familiarity with middle and secondary school science curriculum, knowledge of a broad range of science topics, competency planning and leading remote field trips and experience with camping and hiking.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Please submit your cover letter and resume with a completed application form. 

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Nature Collection Librarian

We are seeking an individual to oversee the Education department’s Nature Collection. The Nature Collection is an educational loan service that offers a wide array of resource materials for educators to use in their classrooms. Materials that available  for check out include taxidermy mounts of mammals and birds, animal skeletons and bones, Chumash Indian artifact reproductions, bird nests and eggs, curriculum kits and books focusing on natural history.

The person in this position will be responsible for processing inventory, including checking items out and returning them to the collection. Other duties include arranging for the upkeep of specimens, updating the database, processing memberships and serving as a resource for teachers when they visit the collection. The Nature Collection Librarian is also responsible for researching the curriculum and NGSS for Grades K-6 and creating new curriculum kits for check out.

The successful candidate will have a background or interest in science education, excellent communication and organizational skills and be familiar with database programs.

This is a 12 hour per week position. Hours are 1:00 - 5:00 , Tuesday through Thursday. Rate $12.15/hour.  

Please submit your cover letter, resume and employment application form. 

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Information Systems Technician

We are looking for a person to support and maintain desktops, peripherals and audio-visual systems at multiple sites.

Specific duties include:

Install, upgrade and troubleshoot desktop operating systems (Windows 7)
Install and troubleshoot printers (both network and locally attached)
Provide support for POS devices (receipt printers, bar code printers, bar code scanners, mag readers)
Communicate support issues, programs and status to users as needed
Provide help desk service for employee computer problems
Train employees on computer hardware and software

Qualification Requirements:

Experience with Windows 7 operating systems
Proficient with HP Jet Direct and creating networking ports to printers
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Suite
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to move computers and other hardware
Good eyesight (acuity, depth perception, color vision)
Good dexterity with an ability to use general hand tools
Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel between local geographic sites

This is a part time position, up to 15 hours a week.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and application form.

Click here for application form.

Click here for job description.


Exhibit Interpreter/Education Specialist (Sea Center)


The Exhibit Interpreter/Education Specialist position is a fun job for the person with a background in marine science and education who also enjoys interacting with the public.  

Basic Responsibilities:

Deliver dynamic educational experiences, programs and exhibit interpretation to specific audiences and to general visitors

Assist the School & Teacher Services coordinator with developing and running school programs

Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of marine science content 

Provide top-notch customer service 

Work with Volunteer Manager to ensure adequate volunteer staffing

Communicate procedures and standards of service to volunteers, including orienting new volunteers

Participate as an effective, responsible and energetic team member

Maintain safe and clean exhibits, programs and work space


Strong interest or background in elementary education

Background in marine science

Ability to speak in public and organize presentations

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with varied individuals and groups

Strong organizational and leadership skills

Excellent customer service ability

Available to work weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays

Bilingual fluency a plus

This is a part time position, approximately 20 hours/week. Please submit your cover letter and resume along with a completed employment application form.

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Click here for job description.





This page was last updated on September 12. 2014



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