Become an Exhibit Guide at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


100 McAllister WaySanta Cruz, CA 95060


The ocean does a lot for us, but what can you do for the ocean?

What if you could inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to help protect our ocean and its inhabitants? What if you could be the gateway to a first experience with marine life, or the spark that inspires an awe of the seas?

At the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz, we help you make those dreams a reality with our spring Exhibit Guide training. Join us and attend hands-on courses into the world of marine science and public interpretation.

As an Exhibit Guide at the Seymour Center, you’ll receive hands-on training to work with the public in marine science and conservation. Exhibit Guides interpret the exhibits in our visitor hall, work with the animals at our seawater table and shark touch-pool, interact with the Long Marine Lab community, and enjoy expanded and in-depth learning opportunities.

Fill out a volunteer application today. All appropriate applicants will be interviewed prior to the training, in order to best serve you and your passion for the ocean. All fall Exhibit Guide applicants must be 15 years or older, and commit to one 4.25-hour shift every other week for 6 months, or one 4.25-hour shift every week for 3 months after the completion of training. No experience is necessary. We are especially eager to hire those who are fluent in Spanish.

When is the training?

Training sessions will be on May 3-4, 6, 11-12, 2018. Different information is covered each day; therefore, completion of ALL training sessions is mandatory (no exceptions).

Where will the training take place?
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Applications and contact information can be found on our website:

Interested applicants may also visit the Seymour Center and fill out an application, available at our front desk. Applications for spring Exhibit Guide training must be received on or before Friday,April 27, 2018 . All applications will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about volunteering at the Seymour Center, please visit: , or call our Volunteer Office at 831-459-3854.


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Public Speaking
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum three or six-month commitment
  • Prospective volunteers must attend all training dates!

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