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Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation / Event Attendant

Reports to: Facility Rental Coordinator

Supervises: N/A

Classification: Regular, part time, non-exempt

Scope of Position: The Event Attendant assists with events at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park and the Casa de la Guerra, primarily site rental events, but on occasion Trust-sponsored events.


Welcome and orient renters/vendors/guests to Presidio or Casa facilities.

Ensure the rules and guidelines of the Trust are followed by the renters, vendors (such as catering, party rental company, music, florists, etc.), and guests during the event, set-up, and tear down.Ensure that the historic properties and structures are protected during events.

Ensure that parking, noise, etc. are appropriate to the event, and that they do not conflict with general safety, the visitor experience, neighboring businesses, etc.

Provide staff support/troubleshooting to renters as appropriate.

Light maintenance of sites, including occasional sweeping, raking, picking up trash as necessary.

Restock restroom supplies and maintain restrooms in clean condition as needed.

Coordinate and maintain communication with Trust staff and volunteers during open hours to ensure that event is successful and the public’s enjoyment of Trust sites is unhampered.

Represent Trust as needed to visitors to El Presidio SHP and the Casa by answering questions about general history, site rental, operating hours, etc.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time including, but not limited to:basic office tasks such as answering phones, computer work, staffing of the Visitor Center, etc.

The Trust is a diverse organization with a small staff and many activities. All staff members, including the Event Attendant, must be versatile and cooperative in carrying out a variety of responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Facility Rental Coordinator and/or the Executive Director


Interest in history and museums; outgoing and confident manner; ability to perform well under pressure and deal with awkward situations; excellent human relations skills; good verbal skills; dependable; able to work outdoors; able to understand and follow detailed directions; able to adapt to last minutes changes. Previous event experience desirable. Such qualifications are generally gained through a high school education/G.E.D. plus two years’ experience in a similar position, plus two years public contact experience. Must be 21 or over. Must have reliable transportation. Must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and to work varying shifts.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 35 lbs.

Ability to bend, stoop, and kneel

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Ability to stand for long periods of time

Ability to reach overhead

Hearing acuity to perform communication with members of the public via telephone.

Verbal ability to communicate with co-workers and various members of the general public in person and by telephone.

Start date: as soon as possible

Usual schedule: to be determined, based upon site rental activity

Wage: $13.00/hour


How To Apply
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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: $11/hour, no benefits.



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