Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College

Employment:  Within the Biology Department

Each semester the Biological Sciences Department hires students as laboratory assistants, computer lab assistants, tutors, Gateway tutors and readers. Students apply for the laboratory assistant and computer lab assistant positions at the Biological Sciences Offices (EBS-212). 

Students who have performed well in a course and who demonstrate interest and ability in teaching are selected by the faculty as readers or to tutor students currently enrolled in the course. The purpose of this program is twofold: Current students in the course receive excellent peer tutoring; and tutors learn the techniques of teaching. Tutors also find that to teach is to learn.   If you're interested in being a tutor or a reader, contact the instructor directly.

Employment:  On Campus

• The Job Conenction
The Job Connection is SBCC's free online posting system for jobs, internships and volunteer positions.  Also contact any department where you'd like to work as they may have positions not listed with the Job Connection.  The Campus Bookstore, Campus Security and Food Services all employ students.

• Federal Work Study
A Federal Work-study job lets you earn part of your college expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote part-time employment opportunities for students who need an education. To participate in the Federal Work-study Program (FWS) you must APPLY and be ELIGIBLE to receive as a part of your financial aid award an allocation for FWS program. Once you are declared eligible for FWS funds, you must also be enrolled for a minimum of 6 units and may not work more than 19.5 hours per week.


Employment:  Off Campus

• Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo offers a variety of part time jobs.  Hourly rates are in the $8.50 - $10.00 range.

• Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Current openings are listed here.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History or the Ty Warner Sea Center
Current job and internship positions are listed here.


• City of Santa Barbara
Current hourly positions are listed here.


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