The success of the Seacoast Science Center lies in the dedication and passion of its employees, interns, and volunteers. Through their efforts, the Center has become the leader in informal marine environmental science education in the region.
Current Employment Opportunities
The Seacoast Science Center is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Seasonal Event Staff
Seasonal Event Staff work to ensure the success of weddings and corporate events as the onsite staff member to answer questions and serve as the point person for site-specific logistics during an event. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Hours are flexible, on an “as needed” basis, and include late nights. Applicants should possess excellent communication and customer service skills, and have enthusiasm for Seacoast Science Center and its conservation mission, and have interest in making every event special. Previous event experience is preferred. Training is provided for successful candidates. All Seasonal Event Staff must follow and help enforce all general and COVID-19 Safety Protocol.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].
Seasonal Naturalists lead interpretive ecology programs for school children (grades pre-K through 12) and groups, both onsite and offsite. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Hours are flexible and on an “as needed” basis. Applicants should possess general knowledge of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, excellent verbal communication skills, and great enthusiasm for the marine environment. Teaching experience is preferred. Training is required and provided for successful candidates. All Seasonal Naturalists must follow and help enforce all general and COVID-19 Safety Protocol.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Henry Burke at [email protected].
Our internship program plays a key role in advancing college students’ marine science, environmental education, and non-profit business studies. Interns gain professional training and experience while working side by side with our staff. Interns are expected to be highly motivated and able to work as a team member and independently. Internships are non-paid.
Internship opportunities vary in time commitment and typically run for one academic semester or during the summer months. Please be aware that summertime internship positions are in high demand; applications are accepted starting in January and confirmed in March.
Our most popular internship opportunities are described below. We invite you to contact us with your specific interests and academic requirements.
To Apply for an Internship: Please send cover letter and resume to Laura Bahl at [email protected].
SSC Visitor Engagement Internship
Visitor Engagement Interns work with the education, engagement and visitor services staff to deliver Center programs, and Odiorne Point State Park programs to visitors, school children, and groups. Interns will gain experience in the tools, techniques and types of engagements that typify education in an informal learning environment.
Education staff will work with incoming interns to develop goals, outcomes and a work plan that meets the needs and requirements of both SSC and the intern. All Visitor Engagement Interns work to help improve program outcomes, develop and deliver programs, facilitate activities, interpret exhibits and support the overall visitor experience. Maximizing the quality of the visitor experience is a multi-faceted endeavor that includes responsive customer service, facilitation of inquiry based learning, delivery of quality mission-based programs, and ensuring upkeep and safety of exhibits, learning tools and resources. Interns must be interested in marine environmental education and be willing to present programs indoors and outdoors to all ages during high-volume visitation on weekdays and weekends.
Preschool Program Internship
Preschool Program Interns work with Center’s preschool education staff to develop and present programs for children, ages 18 months to 5 years. Preschool Program Interns assist with our weekday drop-in programs, as well as our Treks 4 Tots camp program. A successful Preschool Program Intern is enthusiastic, has high energy, is flexible, and has experience working with small children. Interns must be interested in environmental education and have a desire to learn its practical application with small children.
Please note: positions are available for spring and fall 2021; summer 2021 is full.
Aquarist Interns work with our Lead Aquarist and trained volunteer staff to help maintain the Center’s live animal exhibits. Duties include the daily/weekly maintenance of tanks and saltwater life support equipment, and care of animals. Aquarist Interns help plan, develop, and set up new tanks and interior substrates, help collect specimens, and help develop husbandry methods for proper care of specimens. Aquarist Interns must possess knowledge in biology, chemistry, marine science, natural resources, or zoology and have a strong interest in aquarist techniques.
History Internship (summers only)
History Interns will work with Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park staff to plan, deliver and organize outdoor visitor programs about the park’s local, maritime, military, and natural history. Interns will work with volunteer and education staff to: organize, train and support park history volunteers; deliver history walks; and communicate program information to state park employees. Ideal candidates will enjoy interacting with visitors, teaching, and learning with and from other history volunteers and naturalists. Interns must be willing to teach outdoors.