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Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

 

Manager of Annual Fund and Planned Giving - Full Time

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Manager of Annual Fund and Planned Giving, which reports to the Director of Development. As a key component of our Development Department, this position manages the Museum Fund for Excellence (MFE) and provides overall administration for the Planned Giving Program/SBMA Legacy Society. The position also serves as staff liaison to the Museum Collectors Council (MCC) and smART Families. 

The successful applicant must possess exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills; be proactive and take initiative to achieve annual fundraising goals; possess excellent organizational proficiency; strong customer service skills; have experience with volunteer management and event coordination; possess a strong ability to work with donors and Trustees in a confident manner, effectively multi-task and work efficiently under pressure, and to serve collegially within a goal-oriented development team. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Raiser's Edge or similar database is required. A strong familiarity with Crescendo planned giving software is preferred. 

This position also requires three to five years of development experience specially related to annual fund and planned giving, in a museum, arts organization, or educational institution, or equivalent related management experience; BA degree is preferred. Must maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality. 

 

  • Schedule: Full Time - 40 Hours per Week
  • This position is eligible for benefits
  • Successful Background Check is required.
  • Deadline to apply: Applications, Resumes and Cover Letters will be accepted through July 14, 2014 or until the position is filled.
Send cover letter, resume, and application to:

Human Resources 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93l0l
Fax: 805.963-7264
Email: hr@sbma.net

Click here to download an application.

 

Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art - Full Time

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, a leading West Coast art museum, presents internationally-recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities.  The Museum seeks a Curatorial Assistant to provide general administrative, clerical and curatorial assistance to the Curator of Contemporary Art.  Duties include providing assistance in research and cataloguing of the permanent collection acquisitions, assigned projects, and assisting with exhibition preparation (preparing checklists, press copy and other publicity materials, assisting in research, proofing materials for exhibitions and maintaining files).  Also provides clerical assistance with departmental tasks, including telephone inquiries, correspondence, and serving as liaison with other Museum departments, visitors and patrons. 

This position requires excellent organizational abilities, general knowledge of art history, strong research skills and demonstrated writing capabilities.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Photo Editor; knowledge of TMS collection database software and basic graphic design skills are desirable.  Excellent proofreading skills, thoroughness and attention to detail are essential.  BA in Art or Art History preferred.

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  • Schedule: Full Time - 40 Hours per Week
  • Compensation: $17/hour DOE with Full Benefits
  • Successful Background Check is required.
  • Deadline to apply: Applications, Resumes and Cover Letters will be accepted until the position is filled, (either before or after noted date).
Send cover letter, resume, and application to:

Human Resources
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93l0l
Fax: 805.963-7264
Email: hr@sbma.net

Click here to download an application.

 
 

Grants Manager - Full Time

The Grants Manager for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art oversees the Museum's grants program. This includes the research and generation of grant requests to community, family and individual foundations, local businesses, corporations, and Federal funding sources such as IMLS & NEA. The Grants Manager is proactive, oversees annual granting schedules and timelines, researches new funding opportunities, prepares progress and final reports on grants received. She/he works closely with Museum staff to ensure grant requests and reports include accurate and current program descriptions and statistics, financial and other data and/or exhibition descriptions, to secure funds for the Museum's exhibitions, education and public programs, and general operating fund.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree in English or related field, a minimum of five years of related experience, as well as a proven track-record of successful grants fundraising. Applicants will be required to provide writing samples to demonstrate research and writing skills. The ability to organize and synthesize complex ideas into clear and persuasive prose is essential for this position. The successful applicant will also possess the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from funders and the Museum's leadership team. Knowledge about art, museums and philanthropic foundations is required.

  • Schedule: Full Time
  • This position status is eligible for benefits
  • Successful Background Check is required
Send cover letter, resume, and application to:

Human Resources
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93l0l
Fax: 805.963-7264
Email: hr@sbma.net

Click here to download an application.

 

Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

The museum currently has no internship/volunteer opportunities available, please check again for future openings.

 

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