Careers & Internships

The success of the Seacoast Science Center lies in the dedication and passion of its employees, interns, and volunteers. Through their efforts, SSC has become a leader in informal marine environmental science education in the region.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Education Outreach Naturalist

The Education Outreach Naturalist will support the Education Department’s mission to bring high-quality educational programming to the greater Seacoast community by assisting with the development and presentation of offsite educational programming and community engagement. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Outreach Naturalist will gain experience presenting to diverse audiences and venues, including schools, libraries, community and senior centers, community fairs/events, etc. The Naturalist will be responsible for maintaining educational materials, as well as transporting and attending to the welfare of living intertidal animals during programs (valid driver’s license required). Naturalists will also provide support for tabling events and onsite programming as required. Knowledge of tides and marine biology is preferred. 

View the detailed Education Outreach Naturalist job description.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and letter of interest to careers-seasonal@sscnh.org, subject line: EDUCATION OUTREACH NATURALIST by June 7th, 2024. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by this deadline in order to be considered. No phone calls please.

Visitor Programs Naturalist (no openings until Fall 2024)

The Visitor Programs Naturalist is responsible for the delivery of SSC’s public programs and for providing consistently high quality customer service to visitors of all ages. In this public-facing role, the Visitor Programs Naturalist must provide a professional and enthusiastic first impression. The Visitor Programs Naturalist must be able to teach engaging, accurate marine/coastal science programs that are hands-on, interactive, personalized and fun. In addition to delivering public programs, the Visitor Programs Naturalist responsibilities include operating a point of sale system and accurately handling transactions in a fast-paced setting. Being an engaged member of our cohesive team of naturalists and volunteers that delivers an excellent visitor experience is key to success in this position.

View the detailed Visitor Programs Naturalist Job Description.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to careers-seasonal@sscnh.org with VISITOR PROGRAMS NATURALIST in the subject line. No paper applications will be accepted.

Seasonal Naturalist

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.

View the detailed Seasonal Naturalist Job Description

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to careers-seasonal@sscnh.org with NATURALIST in the subject line.

Internship Opportunities

A Seacoast Science Center internship is a meaningful, hands-on, practical work experience that can play a key role in advancing a students’ understanding of a career in the marine science, environmental education, and non-profit and museum fields. This professional learning experience is a unique opportunity for career exploration, professional development, and application of new skills and knowledge. Interns are expected to be highly motivated and able to work as a team member and independently.

Seacoast Science Center internships are paid positions that are only available to college-age students or older. Positions vary in time commitment, focus and expectation, and typically run for one academic semester or during the summer months.

Please be aware that summertime internship positions are in high demand and application deadlines are firm. Applications for the Community Science Engagement and Marine Mammal Rescue Internships are due March 1, 2024. Applications for the Marketing Internship are due March 24, 2024. If a position is full, it will be noted.

Community Science Engagement Internship (position filled)

The Community Science (CoSci) Intern helps to maximize the quality of the visitor experience through the thoughtful development and delivery of outdoor education programs that engage visitors and students in community (citizen) science data collection. The Center participates in several site-specific community science projects, often facilitating corresponding educational field programs for Center visitors. These hands-on programs introduce the participants to the research project, the species or habitat being studied, and field survey methods used to collect data. Interns will deliver fun and engaging community science programs to excite and inspire participation, orient participants to the relevant field skills, and guide them into the field for data collection. Interns will work with education staff and independently on lesson creation and delivery, data collection, and informal education both indoors and outdoors.

View the detailed Community Science Engagement Internship Description.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, letter of interest, and response to the three required short essay questions to careers@sscnh.org, subject line: CoSci INTERNSHIP by March 1, 2024. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications  must be received by this deadline in order to be considered. No phone calls please.

Marine Mammal Rescue Internship (position filled)

The MMR Intern will be trained in marine mammal response and assist with animal responses in NH and northeastern MA. The MMR Intern will also assist with community outreach activities and Wildlife Kayak Tours. In addition, the MMR Intern will assist with advancing the Marine Mammal Rescue program and community education, including holding beach-side conversations at response sites, offering on-site educational programs at Seacoast Science Center, assistance with managing the 24/7 reporting hotline and data entry, drafting educational blog posts, and creating social media posts.

View detailed MMR Intern Position Description.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, letter of interest, and response to the three required short essay questions listed in the position description to careers@sscnh.org, subject line: MMR INTERNSHIP by March 1, 2024. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by this deadline in order to be considered. No phone calls please. 

 

Marketing Internship (position filled)

The Marketing Intern works in collaboration with Seacoast Science Center’s marketing staff to advance SSC’s mission, broaden its reach, and strengthen its brand. Responsibilities include market research and analysis; planning and implementing marketing strategies and campaigns, including digital and print advertising; drafting blog and social media posts; and assisting with special projects and events. Responsibilities also include staffing marketing outreach events and engaging with community members. The Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of SSC operations and its non-profit business practices, learn from the dynamic and dedicated staff, have the opportunity to participate in the Center’s programs and events, and network.

View the detailed Marketing Internship Description.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, letter of interest, and response to the three required short essay questions listed in the position description (in a separate document) to careers@sscnh.org, subject line: MARKETING INTERNSHIP by March 1, 2024. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications  must be received by this deadline in order to be considered. No phone calls please.

 

Seacoast Science Center will be CLOSED today: Friday, April 5, 2024. Our utilities are currently down and need to get repaired before we are able to open for visitors. Thank you for your understanding. 

CLOSED today.

Seacoast Science Center is closed today due to inclement weather.