Apply - Museum Security Guard(s) Temporary and Regular Status


Full-Time, Part-Time and Variable Schedule Status Available

Join in on the excitement of our upcoming Summer Exhibitions in downtown Santa Barbara within the newly renovated Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Security Guards wanted and welcome at $16/hour for schedules of full-time, part-time regular, and variable status (scheduled as needed), 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 up to 15 days of vacation, 13 paid holidays, 64 hours of paid sick leave and up to 80 hours of COVID sick leave as needed. Working 30 or more hours/week is also eligible for our rich medical benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Savings plans for medical, dependent care and transportation costs, Life and Long-Term Disability, 403b with a 100% employer match of up to 5% of earnings after a year's service, Downtown SB BikeStop private bicycle storage membership, and more, all while working in beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara in the heart of the Arts District.

Part-time and variable status is eligible for 32 hours paid sick leave and if needed up to 80 COVID related sick pay. Variable status may equal part-time or full-time hours. Partial benefits are available for a regular schedule of 20 or more hours/week include prorated vacation, holiday pay, and 403b retirement eligibility.

  • Compensation: $16.00/hour
  • Successful Background Check and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
  • Applications accepted via mail, e-mail, or fax.

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
Closed Mondays and holidays
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