We are looking for dynamic college students and college graduates with some basic knowledge of marine science, biology, or environmental studies to work with our education staff.


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Career Staff Position

Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Full-time, Job ID 38983

You will have the chance to make your mark on the Seymour Center by shaping the future of marketing, communications, and branding at the Seymour Center for years to come. You will lead the strategy, content, and distribution of all our marketing, communications, and press. Come work with a collaborative, results-oriented, fun team dedicated to fueling the Seymour Center with the people and financial resources necessary to build an impactful marine science program!

Assists in all marketing activities for the Seymour Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating promotional materials for our educational events and programs, creating an annual marketing plan, and drafting a style guide and voice for all Seymour Center public communications. It also includes creating a brand voice, conducting basic market research, etc. Activities and assignments created expose incumbents to fundamental marketing concepts and principles.

Initial Review Date: 8/8/2022

Please visit UCSC employment webpage to apply

UC Santa Cruz Student Jobs

Open until filled: Volunteer Office Student Assistant (Work Study)- Handshake job #6959633

Our volunteer department is looking for a UC Santa Cruz student to join our team! This is a paid position. The volunteer program is a vital part of the Seymour Center. Volunteers work daily with the visiting public and school field trip participants to teach them about marine science, research, and conservation to protect the world’s oceans. The volunteer office student assistant will assist in managing this program by creating great relationships with our volunteers, scheduling the various programs, and much more. Learn the inner workings of people management while working at one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Cruz.  Work-study status is required. Visit Handshake to apply.

Open until filled: Venue Coordinator Handshake job #6682346

Our Facility Rentals department is looking for UC Santa Cruz students to join our events team! This is a paid position. Learn the inner workings of events and venue rental coordination while working at one of the most beautiful locations in Santa Cruz. The Seymour Center is host to many weddings, meetings, and celebrations—help make it all happen while gaining valuable experience in coordination and marketing. Work-study status is required. Visit Handshake to apply.


Gain valuable experience by interning with Seymour Center. 

School Programs Teaching & Project Interns

College students or college graduates can become part of our outstanding team of School Programs Instructors who teach engaging, hands-on, marine science activities to visiting school groups in our seawater and teaching labs. Learn to lead engaging tours to Long Marine Lab’s blue and gray whale skeletons, marine mammal research overlook, invertebrate touch pools, and more. Gain valuable knowledge and experience as a science educator through teaching a wide range of marine science concepts to students ranging in age from kindergarten to community college.

Credit is offered to UCSC students via the Environmental Studies Internship Program. If interested in obtaining credit, interns must work a specific number of hours and complete additional written work that is evaluated by a faculty sponsor.

  • 2 units of credit: 60 hours/quarter completed over 2-3 consecutive quarters
  • 5 units of credit: 120 hours completed over 2-3 consecutive quarters

Students attending colleges other than UCSC should inquire with their school’s career center or academic department for guidance on how to obtain credit for Seymour Center internships.

Interning for experience offers more flexibility and no requirement for written work or a faculty sponsor. The minimum commitment is typically one 3-hour shift each week during the school year.

School Programs Volunteer training is required. Find training dates and additional information in our FAQ sheet and recruitment flyer.

Teaching & Project Interns need to be available at least one morning per week (Tuesday-Friday) for teaching. In addition to teaching and preparation time at home, interns are expected to schedule at least two additional hours per week to assist with administrative projects or lead additional tours as needed.

The number of Teaching & Project Intern opportunities is limited due to scheduling constraints. Teaching & Project Interns are expected to volunteer for a minimum of two quarters, preferably three (i.e. six or more months). Preference will be given to interns who commit to the entire school year. The total number of hours an intern needs to work depends on whether the intern wants to volunteer for credit or experience.

Docent Training Intern

College students or college graduates can work with the Visitor Programs staff and volunteers to develop teaching materials for the docent training course held at the Seymour Center from January to March. This is an amazing opportunity to hone your skills in administration and course organization, develop course materials, research and interpret scientific concepts and current research data, and be a part of a high-quality training program.

Interns assist with interpreting research exhibits, seawater touch tank, and aquarium displays to visitors. Interns also help with the basic support and background research that is essential to program operation. Requirements for this position include: being responsible and reliable, having excellent customer service skills and organization, and expressing enthusiasm for learning marine science and interpretation.
Interns work roughly 150 hours per quarter for a 5-unit internship (approx. 12-15 hours per week) or about 80 hours per quarter for a 2-unit internship (approx. 6-8 hours per week). A minimum of two 3-hour shifts per week is required with additional time spent for prep, set-up/clean-up, research, meetings, etc.