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Visitor Programs Manager:
Open until filled; initial review date April 17, 2014; Full time, Career

The Visitor Programs Manager is responsible for providing daily visitor education in the exhibit hall/aquarium and public tours of marine lab facilities, natural reserve, and associated marine areas; providing extensive training, daily supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of visitor programs docents and exhibit guides who serve as the walk-in public’s primary contact in the visitor hall; planning, implementing, and assessing public lectures, ocean-themed special days, and family events; training and supervising university student employees and interns; and detailed visitor programs communications and administration for a busy, year-round operation. A key element is facilitating ongoing information exchange between marine science researchers and the public.

The overriding responsibility of the Visitor Programs Manager is to ensure the daily walk-in visiting public receives an excellent educational experience, emphasizing research in progress within the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of Long Marine Laboratory, a marine research and education facility within the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


To ensure review of application materials, they must be submitted electronically via the UC Santa Cruz Staff Employment Opportunities website on or before the initial review date, April 17, 2014.

View full job description, Visitor Programs Manager, Job Number 1404915, and access the on-line application process:

UCSC Students

UCSC students interested in working at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center should also consider pursuing volunteer and internship opportunities—both excellent ways to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Days & Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


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