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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.

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.


Hearst Intern - Human Resources


The SBMNH is looking for a Hearst Intern for our Human Resources Department! This is a paid internship open to students enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The Intern will directly assist the HR Manager with a wide range of projects related to Human Resources. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical and the Intern will gain a better understanding of how Human Resources functions within an organization and in a non-profit setting.

This is a 100 hour internship to begin, with potential to gain more hours as it progresses.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to work 8 to 10 hours per week, minimum, and be able to commit to scheduled shifts. Maintain confidentiality and be comfortable working with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Be positive and maintain a pleasant and professional demeanor.
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Be able to begin internship mid-October or 10/24 at the latest.
  • Be able to learn quickly, take notes and utilize them when executing a task or directive
  • Be comfortable and familiar with Outlook, Word, Excel and PPT.
  • Be interested in a career in HR, Business Administration/Management, Non-profits, Museum Studies or the related.
  • Be currently enrolled college undergraduate students.

We would prefer an applicant who can work part of December (outside of and not during finals) and who possesses previous administrative support work experience. It's a plus if you have interest in Natural History, Environmental Studies or the related. We would like if you can commit to a regular weekly schedule (outside of holidays) though are willing to work with the right candidate. 

Please read our entire Job Description, below, before applying. Please make sure to submit all required documents to apply for this position, including: Cover Letter completed Museum Application and Resume. Applicants must apply via email for this position: no faxes, no hardcopy documents, please.

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description


Earth Sciences Collections Manager

We are seeking a Collections Manager in Earth Sciences. This is a full-time, exempt position, supported by endowment. The Collections Manager is responsible for the continued development of the geology and paleontology collections as well as promoting their study and appreciation through the Museum's nature education programs and exhibits. The Museum seeks an energetic candidate with broad interests in these disciplines and a passion for science outreach and education.

Minimum requirements for this position include a MS in geology or paleontology, or commensurate experience and expertise with museum collections and management techniques. Additionally, a record of collections-based research is desirable.

Candidates should be good communicators and enthusiastic interpreters of regional earth sciences to the public.

Please submit a cover letter, current CV with list of publications and up to three PDFs and names of three references. Please submit all materials via email to Human Resources.

Other questions should be directed to Dr. Henry W. Chaney at

Review of applications starts September 15, 2016 until filled.  

Please click here for Application Form

Please click here for Job Description


This page was last updated on September 26, 2016



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