The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, a leading West Coast art museum, presents internationally-recognized collections and exhibitions and a broad array of cultural and educational activities.

The Museum seeks a Curatorial Assistant to provide general administrative, clerical, and research assistance to the Curator of Photography and New Media.  The Curatorial Assistant provides assistance in the following areas: research and cataloguing of the permanent collection; exhibition preparation (research, generation of checklists, assistance with exhibition design oversight, didactics, and publicity materials; maintaining schedules and files); clerical assistance (including telephone inquiries and correspondence); and serving as liaison with other Museum departments, visitors, and patrons.

  • Schedule: Full-time at 40 hours per week
  • Status: Regular
  • Compensation:  $17.00/hour
  • This position is eligible for full benefits
  • Successful background check is required.
  • Submission packet: application, resume and cover letter

Please E-mail to:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA  93101

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The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Requires superior organizational and communication skills, general knowledge of art history (specialization in the history of photography preferred), excellent research and writing skills.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and basic photo editing. Knowledge of TMS collection database software is a plus. Proofreading skills as well as thoroughness and attention to detail in general are also required.  BA in Art History preferred; previous museum experience a plus. MA and experience with teaching and public speaking are appreciated.

Job Information
  • Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States
  • 27947381
  • April 15, 2016
  • Curatorial Assistant, Photography and New Media
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Curator
  • Yes
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • None
  • 0-10%