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.
Employment and Internship Opportunities
Vacation Camp Counselor
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm, December 27-30, 2022
Camp Counselors prepare lesson plans and lead activities, games, and crafts for SSC’s Environmental Day Camp program for children, age 4 through grade 5. Experiential lessons take place in the diverse habitats of Odiorne Point State Park and are reinforced utilizing SSC’s interactive and live-animal exhibits. Camp Counselors must have taken college-level environmental and/or education course work and have a strong interest in coastal ecology. Experience teaching outdoors with children ages 4-12 preferred. Familiarity with marine and coastal ecosystems is helpful. Camp Counselors must follow and help enforce all health and safety guidelines.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with CAMP COUNSELOR in the subject line.
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 [email protected] with NATURALIST in the subject line.
Seasonal Event Staff
No openings until Spring 2023
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] with EVENTS in the subject line.
Internships are available to college age students and older only.
Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Internships, summers only (unpaid)
Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach interns (seeking 2) will develop creative and engaging educational content about New England’s local seal, whale, dolphin, and porpoise species. This content will be shared on MMR’s Facebook page and SSC’s Blog with the goal of reaching new audiences, and improving the searchability of SSC’s webpage. Specifically, Community Outreach interns will place a focus on New England’s whale, dolphin, and porpoise species. The MMR Community Outreach Interns will also assist with tabling events and Wildlife Kayak Tours. Lastly, MMR Community Outreach Interns will be trained in marine mammal response, and will have the opportunity to assist the MMR team with response and data collection.
Visitor Engagement Internship (unpaid)
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 (unpaid)
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.
Aquarist Internship (unpaid)
No openings until Spring 2023
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.
Marketing Internship (unpaid)
Marketing Interns work with the Chief Communications Officer and Communications Coordinator to advance the Center’s mission and strengthen its brand through the promotion of its exhibitions, programs, and events. Responsibilities include market research; planning and implementing marketing campaigns including digital, radio and print advertising; drafting blog and social media posts; and assisting with special projects and events. The Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of all Center operations and its non-profit business practices. Must have superior communication, writing, and computer skills. Social media marketing, photography and videography skills are helpful.
Volunteer Program Internship, summers only (unpaid)
Volunteer Program Interns work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator, assisting with tasks that keep the program running smoothly. Volunteer Program Interns learn about non-profit operations and the critical role of volunteers, as well as assist with front-line and behind the scenes tasks. Volunteer Program Interns assist with summer concerts, events and special programs, and can choose to be involved with a variety of other opportunities, melding the internship toward their interests. This is a great opportunity to work with a wide range of audiences and expand your knowledge of non-profit work. Interns must be well organized, self-starters, and comfortable working both one-on-one and as a team.
History Internship, summers only (unpaid)
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.
TO APPLY FOR AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP:
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]cnh.org with INTERN in the subject line. Your cover letter should indicate which position you are interested in and why you would be a good fit.