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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.

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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.

Graphic Designer (Part-time)

We are looking for a fantastic Graphic Designer to join our Marketing Team, part-time. This person will be responsible for assisting the Marketing and Exhibits Department with designing and producing print advertising, marketing collateral, direct mail materials and exhibit signage.

This position will design and print advertisements in collaboration with the Marketing team and appropriate project managers; this person will design and produce graphic panels for permanent and changing exhibits in collaboration with the Marketing & Exhibits team and maintain a high standard of design, format, and production, while adhering to the established Museum brand and style guide.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to design a variety of media elements including direct mail, newspaper, magazine ads, in-store signage elements, brochures, internal communication pieces and related projects; must have a demonstrated ability to take a graphic design projects from concept through execution and a minimum three years’ experience in graphic design.

Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop.  Knowledge of Premiere is a plus. Web design and CSS, HTML, Javascript/Jquery experience helpful, but not required.

Candidates must have the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a faced-past work environment.

Applicants for this position must submit all required documents via email as candidates for this position must be computer savvy.

We recommend viewing the complete Job Description before applying. Please make sure to submit all required documents in order to be considered.

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Curiosity Lab Naturalist (Friday + Weekend Position)

Come join our team and make a difference! This is a great position for someone who enjoys interacting with visitors and has a backround in informal science education.

The Curiosity Lab Naturalist engages visitors and helps them to explore their natural history interests. S/he is also responsible for overseeing and maintaining the Curiosity Lab learning space. The Naturalist reports directly to the Director of Education.

Specific Responsibilities:

Engages guests in hands-on learning activities within the Curiosity Lab.
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.
Assists guests in answering and researching exhibit-related and natural history-focused questions.
Responsible for the set-up, breakdown and housekeeping of the Curiosity Lab, including activity tables and lab areas.
Acts as main point of contact for contributing presenters and volunteers as needed.
Contributes input on design of rotating activity tables and participatory areas.
Assists in evaluation of guest interaction at various components of the Curiosity Lab, including documenting engagements as needed.
Promotes the Museum’s Backyard, encouraging cross-programmatic engagements for visitors.
Ability to work alternate shifts in the Museum’s Club House and/or Backyard as a Naturalist substitute (as-needed).

Please submit a cover letter, application form and resume.

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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.

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Development Officer: Legacy Giving

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is looking for a full-time development officer focused on planned giving. Candidates should have a strong background in development, with proven experience in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors. They must be capable of conducting prospect research and of designing and implementing marketing plans. The Planned Giving Officer will work under the direction of the Director of Development, work closely with the Museum’s President/CEO, and coordinate with colleagues on the development team focused on membership sales, annual gifts, major gifts, and capital gifts.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, strong written and oral communications skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and commitment to team work.

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This page was last updated on May 27,2016



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