Nature Adventures Camps and Classes Manager

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Reports To: Director of Education

Salary: $26.00 – $31.80/hr commensurate with experience and internal equity

Position Summary: Develops, coordinates, teaches and evaluates Museum camp programs; assists with other community programming.


  • Plans and maintains annual schedule of camp offerings.
  • Researches and develops age/skill-appropriate curriculum modules.
  • Interfaces with parents during registration, check-in, and check-out periods.
  • Provides a safe, nurturing, rich and stimulating learning environment.
  • Maintains appropriate control of class during sessions.
  • Purchases/gathers needed education materials and supplies.
  • Assists with recruiting and hiring process; trains, schedules, and evaluates instructors, assistants/Quasars and volunteers.
  • Responsible for maintenance and orderliness of classroom and equipment.
  • Processes and maintains camp registrations, confirmations, and rosters.
  • Tracks and deposits income and expenses for children’s programs.
  • Teaches Nature Adventure children’s programs and Museum events.
  • Tracks and analyses program evaluations as a planning tool.
  • Assists in the promotion of children’s programs in the Museum Calendar, in other media, and in the community, as needed.
  • Develops and tracks annual payroll budget
  • Provide data for annual reports, budgets, and grant proposals
  • Participate in Museum public programs, outreach programs, and special events as required
  • Support the Museum’s institutional Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) plan and work to implement the priorities relevant to Nature Education.
  • Engage in positive, supportive interactions with children, parents, guardians, and Museum guests encountered during the course of the workday
  • Other related duties, as needed

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or science
  • Experience in organizing, leading, and teaching classroom based informal educational programs or related work
  • Experience in researching and developing curriculum for informal educational programs or related work
  • Excellent communication and child-management skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, and outgoing
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Background in natural history/science
  • Dependable

Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment with occasional work throughout the Museum’s facilities and outdoors
  • Significant telephone and computer work (repetitive movement – typing)
  • Standard educational classroom environment
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads (10 lbs)

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