The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.
Position Summary: Part time position Interact with visitors personably to make their visit an informative, rewarding, enjoyable experience by welcoming visitors to the Backyard and Backyard Creek; oversee activities, educate visitor to proper use and prevent misuse.
? Actively greet and talk with visitors as they approach the Backyard Creek.
? Orient parties to the Backyard Creek’s purpose. Explain guidelines to prevent backups including not bringing into the creek loose material like dirt or wood chips..
? Control the flow and number of guests in the Backyard Creek area.
? Actively maintain the Museum Backyard, including resetting program materials; raking wood chips; resetting mud kitchen; turning mulch piles.
? Be available to staff both Backyard and Club House corridors when Naturalist is unavailable or as needed.
? Ensure a safe visitor experience and maintain all protocols.
? Work with Naturalist staff to support school and public program activity in the Museum’s Backyard.
? Learn function and role of Backyard Naturalist, including proper animal handling, to act in substitute Naturalist capacity when needed.
? Converse with Museum guests and document feedback on the Museum Backyard.
? Promote and implement the upcoming Creek Champion program, rewarding youth that demonstrate stewardship actions with the Backyard Creek.
? Work informally with guests at various programmatic zones for the Backyard .
? Answer questions and provide information about other areas of Museum
? Report issues involving the Backyard Creek to the facilities.
? Other duties as assigned
? Some general customer service experience
? Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
? Skilled at and enjoy interacting with public
? Friendly, outgoing and good-humored demeanor
? Able to work independently
? Dependable and punctual
? Comfortable working in various work environments, mostly outdoors.
? Comfortable working around insects, both alive and dead.
? Available to work following schedule: Thursday -Saturday 9:45 – 1:30, Saturday 2-5:15, and as needed.
? Extensive interaction with the general public
? Frequent standing, sitting, and walking with occasional climbing stairs, bending and lifting light loads (10 lbs)
? Work outdoors