Apply - Curatorial Support Group Coordinator (Events Coordinator) – Full Time

Do you love museums? Would you enjoy visiting major exhibitions and private collections in the greater Santa Barbara area, guided by curators, art historians, and conservators? Do you like meeting artists in person? Do you want the opportunity for continued adult education in the history of art?

We are looking for a very special person to function as our administrator for the Museum’s four curatorial support groups ( Banish boredom by working with four dynamic curators in their respective areas. You would be responsible for managing a wide variety of events, including lectures, artists’ panels, gallery talks with specialists, occasional ‘pop-up’ small dinners, bus trips to area museums and private collections, and cocktail receptions. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn more about the organization of art museums and especially, the interface between the Curatorial and Development departments.

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.

BA is required, prior museum experience is preferred, as is general interest in the history of art. Attention to detail a must, as well as the ability to multitask as a team player and interact effectively with various Co-workers, Board Members, Vendors, Members, and Visitors.

  • The position reports to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator.
  • Schedule: 40 hours per week, some evenings, weekend or holidays may be scheduled.
  • Salary: $21/hour
  • Full Time Status provides competitive an 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, 32 hours paid sick leave reissued annually – to increase to 40 on 1/1/24, 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.

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Please email to:

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


Fax: (805) 966-6840

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