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With more than 1400 businesses located in Downtown Santa Barbara, there are many opportunities to work here. See employment opportunities listed below.

Himelsein Group / Office/Personal Assistant

Skilled Personal Assistant
Looking for a friendly, outgoing, organized, detail oriented experienced assistant to conduct various office tasks as well as light personal assistant duties. The position requires a high level of self-motivation, attention to detail, a great memory, and follow through. Applicant must be able to work independently, handle creative problem solving, and be highly motivated to complete jobs masterfully including but not limited to running errands, filing, back up for accounts payable and receivable, Internet research, social media assistance, calls, organization, computer data entry and collection calling on delinquent accounts and rents.

The primary purpose of this job is to maintain and ensure the organization of the administrative and personal duties required of the office and President. The ability to maintain fluid communication between President, office and store personnel while upholding complete discretion, confidentiality and professional judgement in all situation presented.
Ideal candidate:
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Must have own smart phone capable of text & email and be proficient with text & email rather than phone calls
• Is computer savvy and loves to type
• Is great with people
• Is open-minded and is open to constructive criticism
• Is internally motivated, self-starter, able to operate independently
• Is a good communicator & listener
• Is capable of handling many varied tasks at once
• Must be able to follow instructions closely and be consistent with follow through in ongoing projects on your own
• Is assertive and self-directed
• Is flexible, extremely organized, detail oriented, likes to wear a variety of hats and is driven to efficiently accomplish tasks.
• Is consistently and regularly on time, and keeps agreements
• Knowledgeable of Word, Excel and Windows
• Some Quick Book experience a plus
This is a part-time contract position, 20-30 hours per week to start. Must be available for consistent hours on a week to week basis.
Please email resume and references if you meet all of the above requirements.

Location: Santa Barbara (State Street between Figueroa and Anapamu)

Starting Compensation: DOE.

How To Apply
Please e-mail resume with a cover letter to:

Peanuts Maternity & Kids / Key Holder / Sales Associate

Peanuts Maternity & Kids, a whimsical downtown store, focused on families from conception to grammar school, is seeking a Key Holder / Sales Associate to join our dynamic, fun team.

Requirements for the position include:

- A positive attitude, sense of humor and upbeat demeanor.
- Self-starter with effective management skills.
- Able to organize and motivate team to complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Customer focus with a passion for our merchandise.
- Healthy competitive nature that strives to exceed sales and company goals.
- Experience reconciling a register and opening / closing a store.
- Love of children and families.
- Available 2-3 full days a week (9:30am-6pm), plus open weekends / holidays as needed.
- Seeking long-term employment and professional growth opportunities.

Peanuts has been voted Best Children's Clothing Store in the Independent's Best of Santa Barbara Polls for the last 7 years!

How To Apply
Please send a resume along with your availability to Thank you for your interest!

Float Luxury Spa / Massage Therapist for an Upscale Day Spa

Upscale Day Spa, Float Luxury Spa, is seeking a part-time licensed massage therapist.
Requirements are as follows:
-Have a current SB license or CA license
-Minimum 350 hours in school
-Proficiency in Deep tissue, pre-natal, hot stone massage and body treatments. Thai massage and Reflexology a plus
-Required hours are Monday 12-6, Wednesday 1-7, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 1-6. Opportunity for more days in the future, if proven successful working relationship. Also lots of opportunity for vacation coverage
-Available for in-room massage at nearby hotels (on very rare occasion)
-Previous work in a luxury or resort spa

How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter (including modalities and availability) to

Hotel Santa Barbara / Hotel Night Security - Part Time

Hotel Santa Barbara Security staff work both alone and in pairs as needed to maintain the peace and quiet and general security of our hotel guests, property and employees.

Work Location: Hotel Santa Barbara 533 State Street Santa Barbara 93101
Work Hours: Part Time - 28 hours a week

Friday 9pm - 3am (6 hours)
Saturday 9pm - 3am (6 hours)
Sunday 9pm - 5:30 am (8 hours/ 1/2 lunch)
Monday 9pm - 5:30 am (8 hours/ 1/2 lunch)

Compensation – $14 per hour

Other: Graveyard shift, weekends and holidays a must. Job duties include, but not limited to entry and exit control, foot patrol, and generally ensuring that hotel policies are followed.

Must have great customer service and communication skills and be able to handle diverse situations.
Who we are: Hotel Santa Barbara is a charming and historic boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown. Guests can walk to dining, shopping, theaters, and many other popular attractions. Hotel Santa Barbara is a place where guests feel welcome and comfortable, a place they choose for its consistent value, prime location and memorable experiences. Hotel Santa Barbara's team members feel welcome and valued and share a desire to provide warm professional service. Our one-of-a kind location, warm attentive staff and ambiance deliver exceptional value with a touch of elegance.

How To Apply
To ways to apply:
1) Pick up an application and submit it in person at Hotel Santa Barbara, located at 533 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
2) Send a resume and request an application by email

OCCHIALI / Sales- Optical Training

Occhiali is a high fashion eyewear boutique carrying the latest in eyewear frames, sunglasses and lens technology. We have an opening for someone to join our talented team of opticians. Optical experience would be great but we are willing to train the right person to become a licensed optician. We are looking for someone with great customer service skills, retail experience and high fashion saavy.

If you are interested and would like more information about this position please contact us to set up an appointment.

How To Apply
Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Italian Pottery Outlet / Italian Pottery Outlet Sales Associate

Italian Pottery Outlet at 929 State Street is looking for a smart, energetic person to work a varied schedule which includes weekends - 10:15 am - 6:45 pm. Main duties include: customer service, cleaning and organizing, general office work, speaking with customers on the phone and in the store.

Computer skills and typing required. Excellent verbal and writing skills are a MUST. Must have the ability to pay attention to detail and follow through on projects. Learn about fine Italian ceramics in a fun workplace.

This is a job that requires you to climb stairs and ladders to retrieve stock. If you are a conscientious, hard worker who is at ease interacting with customers and co-workers, this could be the job for you.

How To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to: or stop by and visit us at 929 State Street between the hours of 10:30 am and 6:30 pm!

Baja Sharkeez Santa Barbara / Management, Bartenders, Servers, Barbacks, Promo, Hosts

One of Santa Barbara's longest running sports bar is looking for hard working, life of the party, money driven applicants. Experience is always a plus but not required. Come join the team!

How To Apply
Send resume to or come in every Tuesday @ 5pm!

Fitness Transform / Administrative Assistant/ Social Media Person

Dear prospective team member,

My name is Mikki Reilly and I run a fitness and lifestyle coaching company called Fitness Transform in Downtown Santa Barbara.

My business is dedicated to helping women and men of all ages achieve their health and fitness goals and live their best life through customized nutrition, fitness and lifestyle programs.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated person to join our team. Expected hours will be approximately 5-10 hours per week at $15 per hour and then go up from there.

Required Skills

*Writing Skills – There is a lot of writing involved with this position, so you must have good writing skills!

*Social Media Skills – You will be posting to Facebook and Instagram on a regular basis, so you must be proficient in Social Media interaction and advertising.

*Good Communication Skills – You will be constantly communicating with clients and prospective clients, all of which are VERY important to our business. You must be comfortable conversing in-person, on the phone, via email/text, and know how to conduct yourself professionally and deliver clear information to clients. We will teach you everything you need to do during your training period, but you must be able to bring excellent communication skills to the table.

*People skills and personality – You must LOVE working with people! As mentioned above you must be very comfortable working with people. This is an exciting studio and you must be able to show our clients energy and excitement while working with them. Our clients come to us for our help and guidance and the time they spend with us must be about THEM! You must be able to leave your troubles and worries at the door and focus completely on our clients’ needs.

*Computer Skills – You must be well-versed and comfortable using a computer and be very familiar with key programs such as Word, Excel, Google Docs etc.

*Organizational Skills – You must be detail oriented and organized. We have a variety of clients and it is an absolute MUST that you are able to organize a lot of detailed tasks and information and be able to handle new information readily.

How To Apply
I’m looking to hire the right person quickly. So if this position and Fitness Transform feel like a good fit for you, then email your resume to, and include the following:





City, State, Zip:

1. Tell me a little about your background.
2. What interests you most about this position?
3. What experience, skills and/or educational background make you a good fit for this position?
4. What interpersonal (i.e. people) skills do you possess?
5. What makes you a good fit for Fitness Transform?

Thanks very much for your interest,
Mikki Reilly

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation / Weekend Intepreter

Reports to: Weekend Supervisor with support from Office Manager.

Classification: Part-time (12 hours/week) weekends, holidays, and some evenings.

Scope of position: Weekend Interpreters are responsible for the visitor orientation and weekend activities of El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and the Casa de la Guerra Historic House Museum. In addition to facilitating the daily operations of these historic sites and museum shops, Weekend Interpreters create informal education experiences for visitors.

Duties and responsibilities:

Daily park and museum operations and maintenance.

Provide welcome and orientation to all visitors.

Provide information on Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation programs and events.

Gift shop and membership sales.

Accurate cash handling and reconciliation.

Conduct interpretive and educational programs, demonstrations, and guided tours.

Assist Staff in creating new interpretive activities.

Opportunities to work special events as available.

Attend all-staff meetings monthly when available.


High school graduation required. Experience in customer service and cash handling required. Interest in informal education, history, and/or museum studies. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Desire to work with museum visitors. High level of initiative and ability to work without constant supervision. Solid organizational and problem-solving skills. Undergraduate or graduate student, or career changer with an emphasis in history, education, museum studies, public history, and/or interpretation preferred. Verbal and/or written fluency in Spanish desirable.

Start Date: Ongoing

Usual Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. holidays and some evenings.

Salary: $10.50/hour, no benefits.

How To Apply
To apply, submit resume to

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation / Director of Programs

Director of Programs

Reports to: Associate Director for Public Engagement

Classification: Regular, full-time, exempt

Scope of Position: The Director of Programs works closely with Trust staff and the Education Committee to create long-term strategies and a vision for growth and development of the Trust’s education mission as defined in the Trust’s Education Mission Statement. Working with the Associate Director for Public Engagement and related committees, prepares educational materials, creates and implements a range of education programs for a wide audience, and oversees recruitment and training of docents and education event volunteers. Must have the ability to develop programs that address audience diversity and reach the widest audience possible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities to include all aspects of education programming—developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating educational and interpretive programs for all Trust sites, including living history programs, for students, families, members, diverse community groups, and the general public of all ages.

Designs activities and programs, collects and enhances educational resources, and develops programs which meet State Social Studies curriculum framework requirements for all grade levels. Responds to the needs of educational institutions (teachers) for use both in-class and on-site visits.

Cultivates a strong working relationship with teachers, school administrators and other community constituencies. Create opportunities for teacher professional development (in-service programs).

Responsible for recruitment, training, management, and evaluation of Trust site Docent/Volunteer interpreter programs and activities, working closely with staff member in charge of scheduling tours.

Develop, write and produce education-related materials and publications to enhance interpretive programs utilizing multi-media equipment, and applying best practices for linking technology with ideas.

Develops, prepares, and administers education budget, ensuring that revenue/expense goals are met.

Assists with the identification of possible funding sources for education programs. Works closely with the development team in preparing grants for educational programs.

Provides written and oral reports for the status of existing and new programs as requested by the Associate Director for Public Engagement and the Executive Director.

Responsible for management of educational events.

Supervises program assistant, interns, and other staff, as assigned.

The Trust is a diverse organization with a small staff and many activities; all staff members, including the Director of Programs, must be versatile and cooperative in carrying out a variety of responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications: Individual with strong motivational skills, with a BA degree in education, history, or a closely related field, preferably supplemented by a master’s degree and a minimum of three year’s responsible experience in a teaching or museum/nonprofit education program. Strong facility in Spanish. Should be familiar with museum education professional standards and methodology. Should possess experience in teaching both children and adults, and have demonstrated experience in volunteer management. Requires strong oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills, along with good computer skills. Should have grant writing capabilities and/ or fundraising experience.​

How To Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to

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