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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 


Curator, Schlinger Foundation Chair of Entomology

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History seeks applicants for Curator of Entomology. This is a full time, exempt position, supported by endowment. Responsible for the continued development of the entomology collection and the energetic leadership of programs promoting the study and appreciation of insects as well as participation in the Museum’s nature educational programs. A doctorate in entomology (or related  subject), experience in insect collecting methodology, collection curation, and a record of collections-based research is desired. Should be a good communicator and enthusiastic interpreter of general entomology to the public.

Salary DOE. Please submit (1) letter of interest; (2) current CV with list of publications, and up to three PDFs; (3) names of three references.

Questions to Dr. Henry W. Chaney at:

Review of applications starts January 5, 2015, until filled. 

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Winter Camp Instructors

We are seeking experienced individuals to instruct children's educational science and nature programs during winter break. Instructors work as part of an education team to successfully support children in an exciting learning environment of natural history camps. Winter camp dates are Dec 22, 23, 26, 29 - 31 and Jan 2.

Qualified candidates will have experience in leading, teaching and assisting informal educational programs. They will also have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, dependable and energetic. Must have the ability to work unsupervised and enjoy interacting with children. Positions for lead instructors, assistant instructors, and extended day instructors are available at the Mission Canyon campus of the Museum and the Sea Center. 

We also have occasional need for substitute instructors for camps as well as for after school programs during the school year.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application form. 

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Visitor Services

We currently have a part-time Visitor Services position available at the Sea Center's admissions office and store. Our Visitor Services staff provides high quality and friendly service to visitors of the Sea Center, ensuring that they will have a pleasant experience.

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

Friendly manner with excellent communication skills
Ability to multi-task and process transactions quickly and effectively
Prior sales and customer service experience
Prior experience in handling cash and cash register equipment, including point of sale systems
Good computer skills

Bi-lingual skills preferred.

Approximately 20 hours/week. Must be available to work weekends.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application form.

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This page was last updated on November 11, 2014



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