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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.

Evening Custodian (weekend only)
Part-time, nonexempt, $14/hour

We are looking for a friendly, hardworking individual with attention to detail that enjoys working alone and with the public. This position is part-time: the shift is 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday night.

The Evening Custodian is responsible for performing essential custodial functions to prepare the Museum for visitation the following day. This position interfaces with staff and groups utilizing Museum facilities after hours. The Evening Custodian secures Museum galleries and offices, performs regular review of public areas and parking lots; conducts final securing of doors and setting of alarm system. The Evening Custodian must be prompt and comfortable working around the general public.

Responsibilities include: Reporting promptly for each shift at 4:30 pm for a supervisor check-in, debrief, and to close and secure exhibit galleries and office areas at 5 pm. Assumes custodial duties of cleaning public restrooms (toilets, urinals, sinks etc.), all exhibit halls, administration, and other areas as needed to insure the museum is ready to receive visitors and guests on the following morning. Please see Job Description for complete list of duties.

Requirements for this position: Frequent standing, walking, bending, sitting, climbing (stairs), and lifting of moderate to heavy loads (60 lbs.). Good auditory skills with a full range of hearing. Good vision including acuity and depth perception. Comfortable while working around the general public. Able to respond to emergency situations and interface with emergency responders and museum management personnel. Able to safely operate electric utility vehicle. Must present a professional demeanor in dress and interactions with public and authorities. Partial uniforms will be supplied (shirts). Basic computer skills to record security logs 

Please submit cover letter, resume and application in order to be considered.

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Click here for Museum Application

Visitor Services Assistant (Sea Center)
Part-time, nonexempt, $12/hour

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center (located on Stearns Wharf) is seeking a part-time Visitor Services Assistant. The Visitor Services Assistant will work in the Sea Center admissions office and store, providing quality customer service to visitors of the Sea Center.

We are looking for a candidate who can work 15-20 hours per week. Applicants must have flexible schedules and be available to work during the week and weekends.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Friendly and upbeat manner with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with general public and diverse visitor population including children
  • Willingness to work variable hours, including every weekend and some holidays
  • Ability to multi-task and process transactions quickly and effectively
  • Prior customer service, sales and/or office experience
  • Prior experience in handling cash and cash register equipment, including point of sale systems
  • Good computer skills
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred

We are willing to train the right candidate and it’s a plus if you have an interest in Marine Biology.

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Click here for Museum Application

This page was last updated on July 25, 2017



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