Apply - Security Guard(s) - Full Time and Part Time

Full Time 40 hrs/week or Part-Time up to 29 hrs/week

Join in on the excitement of our Art Exhibitions and Art Programming at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art where our mission is to integrate art into the lives of people. Security Guards are wanted and welcome at $17.50/hour for full-time and part-time regular schedules, including full and partial benefits, with opportunities to work on weekdays, weekends, and some holidays.

Duties include patrolling the Museum to prevent theft, damage and injuries, monitoring and reporting any security or safety irregularities, and providing information to visitors. The ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and effective communication and customer service skills. Some security or law enforcement experience preferred. High school diploma or GED required.

Full Time status is eligible for all of our health plans including medical, dental, vision, pretax, long term disability, and life insurance. You are also accruing 15 days of vacation and are issued 64 hours of sick leave at hire and annually thereafter. The Museum pays for 13 holidays and 14 holidays during Federal voting years. Part-time regular status is eligible for partial benefits with a schedule of 20 or more hours/week which include: prorated vacation pay, holiday pay, 40 hours paid sick leave minimum (for all employees), and 403b retirement savings plan with a 100% employer match of up to 5% of earnings after a year's service.

Museum Employees can also take advantage of the Bikestop private bicycle storage membership, and more, all while working in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara in the heart of the Arts District.

  • Full Time of 40 hrs/week, and Part Time up to 29 hours/week regular schedule
  • Compensation: $17.50/hour
  • Successful Background Check and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
  • Applications accepted via mail, e-mail, or fax, or stop by in person to apply: Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 4 PM

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is recognized for its comprehensive art collection, diverse exhibits, and a broad array of events and community activities.

Contact Information

Please email to:

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


Fax: (805) 966-6840

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Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
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