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The Seymour Center

Apprentice GuidesVisitor Programs docents serve as our major contact with the public and enhance visitor’s understanding of the world of a working research laboratory.

GuidesExhibit guides are people who can’t wait to get their hands wet. Exhibit guides come on board twice a year and assist visitors at the seawater table (touch tank) and interpret the aquarium and exhibit hall. . Now accepting applications for Fall 2012 exhibit guides. Training is scheduled for October 12, 13, 20, and 21, 2012.

VolunteerSchool program instructors teach the Seymour Center’s on-site school field trip programs. Teams of volunteers, interns, and staff work together to teach hands-on marine science activity stations as part of thematic Discovery Lab & Tours to visiting school groups (grades K-Community College). School programs instructors also lead interpretive tours of the marine lab (Reserved School Tours), giving students the opportunity to observe and learn about research involving Long Marine Lab’s dolphins, sea lions, seals, and “Ms. Blue”—one of the world’s largest whale skeletons on display. The minimum commitment is one, three-hour shift, every week during the school year (mid-October through beginning of June). School Programs Instructor Training is held each fall beginning in late September. For details, click here. Apply Today!

AquaristWorking with the Aquarium Curator, volunteer aquarists prepare food and feed the aquarium animals, clean aquarium tanks, repair and maintain equipment, and monitor animal behavior. Volunteer aquarists are scheduled for one, 3.5-hour shift per week on either a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday morning. The minimum commitment is six months and training is on the job. Some heavy lifting (up to 40 pounds) and use of a stepladder is required.

GardnerGarden volunteers help maintain the coastal native plant garden and landscaping that surrounds the Seymour Center. Tasks include weeding, mulching, planting, watering, pruning, and occasional landscape planning. Garden volunteers meet once a week during the growing season, early spring to late fall, and as needed during the fallow season, late fall through winter, typically Wednesday mornings. Garden training is on the job. The minimum commitment is eight hours per month for six months.

VolunteerWorking with the Friends of Long Marine Lab Director, special event volunteers assist with a variety of tasks in support of fund raising efforts, special events, marketing programs, and facility rentals. Events vary and can include fundraising dinners or other fundraising events, weddings, conferences, meetings, and public lectures.

Administrative volunteers perform a variety of office duties that may include data entry, library maintenance, filing, archival maintenance, interpretive materials research, correspondence with school children, and general computer support. Participants are asked to contribute eight hours per month, for a minimum of six months. Training is on the job.

Volunteer Benefits

BulletContribute to the community
BulletExplore the ocean and its life
BulletLearn about exciting research, firsthand from the experts
BulletReceive discounts in the Ocean Discovery Shop
Attend special field trips, seminars and lectures
BulletMake new friends
BulletShare knowledge with children and visitors from around the world
BulletEnjoy social events and potlucks
BulletEarn courtesy guest passes
BulletReceive the volunteer newsletter, Tidelines
Receive the Seymour Center newsletter, Discovery

Please contact Lucia MacLean at (831) 459-3854 or e-mail lmaclean@ucsc.edu if you are interested in joining the volunteer team at the Seymour Center, part of Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz!

Falconry Technicians

This would be a great opportunity for someone who is interested in either the ancient art / sport of falconry and or the magnificent birds of prey or raptors.This position will consist of regular cleaning, clearing and maintenance of several separate, secured raptor housings for falcons, hawks and owls as well as pigeon, quail and pheasant enclosures. Eventually actual handling and assistance in conditioning, exercise and training will be a privilege of the committed technician.This location is in the Southern Santa Cruz Mountains near Aromas,  Ideally someone who lives near this area, or has good transportation Can be any age, sex, status, etc roninair.com/

eBook Formatting and Conversion Specialist

The eBook Formatting and Conversion Specialist shall focus on receiving client files, reviewing for completeness and utility for formatting and commercial conversion to Mobi, ePub, and pdf file. careers@book-hub.com
831-466-0145  www.book-hub.com