Apply - Curatorial Assistant, Photography and New Media - Full Time

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is one of the finest museums on the West Coast and is celebrated for the superb quality of its permanent collection. Its mission is to integrate art into the lives of people through internationally recognized exhibitions and special programs, as well as the thoughtful presentation of its permanent collection.

Requires excellent organizational abilities, general knowledge of art history, photography and new media, 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.

A Bachelor of Arts in Art History is required; a Master of Arts is preferred. Prior museum experience is desired. Must successfully multitask as a team player and interact effectively with various Co-workers, Board Members, Vendors, Members, and Visitors.

  • Reports to the Curator of Photography and New Media
  • Schedule is full time, 40 hours/week, non-exempt status.
  • Compensation: $22.12/hour
  • Full Time Status provides competitive and comprehensive benefits offerings including eligibility for medical, dental, vision, pre-tax savings, long term disability, life insurance plans, and more. Accrued vacation up to 15 days in first two years of service, 64 hours of paid sick leave reissued annually, and 13 paid holidays (14 on Federal election years). 403b eligibility with a Museum match up to 5% of your earnings after a year of service, SB BikeSpot membership, and working in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara.
  • Valid driver’s license is required and some driving for off-site events.
  • Successful Background Check is required and proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Your submission packet should include: application, resume, and cover letter. The application can be found at https://www.sbma.net/about/careers

One of the finest museums on the West Coast, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is celebrated for its superb permanent collection, diverse exhibitions, and a broad array of community activities and special events. The Museum's mission is to integrate art into the lives of people through internationally recognized exhibitions and special programs, as well as the thoughtful presentation of its permanent collection. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity.

Please e-mail an application to (preferred):  

hr@sbma.net 

Or mail to:

Human Resources
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

www.sbma.net

Contact Information

Please email to: hr@sbma.net

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

or

Fax: (805) 966-6840

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