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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Serve and Learn at SBMA!

Are you interested in the world of art museums? The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to aid in collecting simple marketing research data from visitors. Earn community service hours on a flexible schedule while learning about marketing and day-to-day life in the museum world!

This is an ongoing opportunity consisting of 2- to 3-hour shifts available Tuesday through Sunday. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to get more involved in the community but has limited time to offer!

SBMA is one of the leading art museums on the West Coast featuring nationally recognized collections and exhibitions of international importance. Help us explore how to better serve our community!

Volunteers receive four free passes to the SBMA galleries.


  • 15-minute orientation
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • 2- to 3-hour shifts
  • Business casual
  • Jeans, tennis shoes OK

If you are interested in learning more about this Volunteer Opportunity please contact:

Human Resources
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fax: 805-966-6840
Email: (preferred)

Career Opportunities
Museum Store/Visitor Service Associate - Part-time

Immediate openings for associates to join our team. Seeking dependable, motivated, energetic with skills in the customer service and retail industry. Previous experience with a POS ticketing system a plus. Weekends and possible one evening until 8 p.m. Make a difference integrating art into the lives of people. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents internationally recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities. Requires High School diploma or equivalent and excellent public relations skills. One to three years previous cashier experience preferred; knowledge of or interest in art/art history desirable. Requires some holiday or weekend hours when the Museum is open to the public.

  • Schedule: 16 hours + per week
  • The position reports to the Retail & Visitor Experience Manager
  • Salary is $12.00/hour.
  • Successful Background Check is required
  • Deadline to apply: Applications, Resumes and Cover Letters.
  • No calls please.
Please E-mail to:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
Fax:  (805) 966-6840


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