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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: hr@sbnature2.org   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 


 

Director of Exhibits

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History seeks a Director of Exhibits to oversee all exhibition planning and implementation at both the Mission Canyon campus and the Sea Center located on Stearns Wharf.  The Director will be responsible for managing the overall scheduling, budget, exhibition development processes and staff of the Department; overseeing the design, installation/de-installation and maintenance of both changing exhibits and permanent galleries upgrades as needed; and will be charged with the implementation of the Museum’s master plan for exhibits which envisions comprehensive gallery change outs in some spaces, revitalization of core permanent galleries and integration of the gallery and out of door experiences at both campuses. 

The Director will work with staff from all areas of the Museum and will often lead interdisciplinary teams comprised of staff and external advisers and consultants.  The Director will also be a member of the Museum’s management team which works with the President/CEO to set and implement long and short range goals for the Museum.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who is comfortable being hands on in the day to day activities of the exhibits shop and in the galleries. He or she will be experienced in overall exhibition project management, budgeting, negotiating contracts with outside design and fabrication trades, and facilitating the work of content specialists. 

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years managing complex exhibit projects and they will have successful supervisory experience; they will have a good strategic sense; know how to work with a team to develop consensus on the Museum’s desired look and feel; and they will have the expertise to implement that vision at a tactical and practical level.

The Director of Exhibits will be a full time exempt employee and will report to the Chief Operating Officer. 

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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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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


Requirements:

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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Curiosity Lab Naturalist and Live Animal Caretaker

We are seeking to fill a position in our Curiosity Lab. The person in this position will be working in the lab as well as taking care of the Museum’s live animals.

The Curiosity Lab is a new active learning space opening in November that encourages visitors to learn more about our region’s natural history, hone their scientific skills and explore their interests to their own satisfaction.

As a Curiosity Lab Naturalist you will help visitors explore their natural history interests.  You will engage guests in hands on learning activities, provide demonstrations and presentations in the lab and answer questions about the exhibit, the Museum and natural history. You will be responsible for the general upkeep of the Curiosity Lab and be the contact person for contributing presenters and volunteers.

As the Animal Caretaker you will be responsible for the feeding of all Museum animals including reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Your responsibilities will include cleaning and maintaining the animal habitats, purchasing animal care supplies and maintaining a log of animal care. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for the natural world and a desire to work with children and adults as well as knowledge of life sciences and local natural history. An Associate’s degree or higher (or a degree in progress) is required as well as experience working with the public. Demonstrated experience speaking to a variety of audiences and in front of a variety of audience sizes is essential. Experience handling and caring for live animals is required. 

This is a part time position. Work shifts may vary and weekend availability is required. 

 

Please submit your cover letter, resume and application form.  

Click here for application form. 

Click here for job description.

 

Curiosity Lab Naturalist

We are seeking to fill a position in our Curiosity Lab. The Curiosity Lab is a new active learning space opening in November that encourages visitors to learn more about our region’s natural history, hone their scientific skills and explore their interests to their own satisfaction.

As a Curiosity Lab Naturalist you will help visitors explore their natural history interests.  You will engage guests in hands on learning activities, provide demonstrations and presentations in the lab and answer questions about the exhibit, the Museum and natural history. You will be responsible for the general upkeep of the Curiosity Lab and be the contact person for contributing presenters and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have a passion for the natural world and a desire to work with children and adults as well as knowledge of life sciences and local natural history. An Associate’s degree or higher (or a degree in progress) is required as well as experience working with the public. Demonstrated experience speaking to a variety of audiences and in front of a variety of audience sizes is essential.

This is a part time position. Work shifts may vary and weekend availability is required. 

Please submit your cover letter, resume and application form. 

Please click here for application form.

Please click here for job description.

 

 
 

 

This page was last updated on September 25. 2014

 

 

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