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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 

Summer Camp Instructors 

We are seeking experienced individuals to instruct children's educational science and nature programs during summer break. Instructors work as part of an education team to successfully support children in an exciting learning environment of natural history camps. Summer camp dates are June 15 - August 21, with mandatory training days on June 11, 12 and 13.

Qualified candidates will have a background in science or nature and 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.

Please submit your completed application form along with your resume and cover letter. A completed application form is required.

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Sales Associate/Visitor Services Representative

Our summer exhibit, "Megalodon, Largest Shark that Ever Lived," opens on May 30th. We are seeking an enthusiastic sales associate to work in the gift shop and help at our front desk. Applicants must be able to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Responsibilities include interacting with guests, assisting with purchases, stocking merchandise and cashiering. Our ideal candidate will have prior retail and cashiering experience, be responsible, personable, self-motivated and customer service oriented. Sales Associates should enjoy answering questions and providing a positive visitor experience.

This is a temporary, part-time position as the Megalodon gift store will remain open only through August 30th.  Once the exhibit closes there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to continue their employment on a part-time basis in our Museum gift store or as one of our Visitor Services Representatives.

All applicants must complete an employment application to be considered. Please send the completed application along with your resume and cover letter. 


Visitor Services Representatives

We are seeking friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented individuals to fill open positions in our Visitor Services department. As a Visitor Services Representative you will work in the Admission’s office and be responsible for welcoming, orienting and assisting guests.

Responsibilities include:

-Greeting all guests

-Handling ticket sales and membership transactions

-Processing cash and credit card transactions

-Maintaining an ongoing knowledge of Museum programs, exhibits and the Santa Barbara area

-Answering incoming telephone calls and distributing mail


Essential Requirements:

-Excellent communication skills

-Comfortable interacting with the public

-Cash handling experience and experience with cash register/point of sale systems

-Good computer skills

-Ability to multi-task and process transactions quickly and effectively

-Dependable and punctual

-Bi-lingual skills are desirable

These positions are part-time with flexible schedules but some weekend work may be required. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed job application

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Director, Marketing and Communications

On the eve of its centennial, the Museum seeks a dynamic Director of Marketing and Communications to implement our new comprehensive identity and messaging initiative that will reintroduce the Museum/Sea Center to the Santa Barbara region. This effort will provide the foundation for the Museum’s comprehensive campaign currently underway in its quiet phase. The Director plans, develops and implements the Museum and Sea Center’s institutional marketing, communication and advertising activities.

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This page was last updated on April 27, 2015



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