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Membership Sales Ambassador

Santa Barbara Zoo

Membership Sales Ambassador

Santa Barbara, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Immediate opening!

    Contribute to growing one of the most extensive membership programs in our Santa Barbara community!

    Does helping others make your day? Do you feel comfortable and energized engaging in conversations with visitors? Do you enjoy working in teams, in a fast paced environment? Does closing a sale make your day? If so: fill out your application online today!


    The Membership Sales Ambassador is a friendly, organized, detail-oriented individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who enjoys engaging with people of all ages. Under general direction of the Director of Membership and Membership Associate, this position is responsible for selling memberships, and providing information and services to our current and new Zoo members.

    Essential Duties:

    Actively generates renewal, new memberships, and membership upgrades

    Always be knowledgeable about the Zoo, Zoo events and programs, and membership information

    Communicates accurately and effectively information regarding membership categories to members, guests, staff and volunteers

    Processes new and updated Membership applications, performing data entry, using CounterPoint, Raiser's Edge, and Outbound

    Answers Membership questions in person and via phone and email when applicable

    Supports the Membership and Guest Services team as needed

    Performs other duties, as assigned.


    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Must be self-motivated, customer service and sales oriented, detail oriented, and efficient at multi-tasking

    Ability to work effectively and be comfortable working in a high foot traffic work environment outdoors

    Must have accurate data entry skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, have strong communication skills, written comprehension, speech clarity, speech recognition, inductive reasoning

    Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other database software, a plus

    Must be willing to represent the Santa Barbara Zoo’s wholesome family-friendly brand, and support the Zoo’s mission

    One year of prior experience working in customer service or membership preferred, as well as prior experience using CounterPoint, Raiser's Edge, and/or Outbound

    Schedule: Up to a max. of 25 hours/work week. Includes weekends, holidays, and some weekdays. Generally between the hours of 9:30 AM and 4:00PM. May include an occasional evening for events.

    Compensation: $12.25 - $12.75/hour, DOE