at Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Playfulness is one of our core values at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, so if you enjoy having fun while you work – we do too – so we invite you to explore our job opportunities.
Here at the Park (often referred to as the “Pond” by staff members), Turtles are highly encouraged to have a good time while they are busy creating incredible experiences for our guests in our pursuit of inspiring wonder, exploration and appreciation of our world!
When applying for a position at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, please follow the instructions below:
Prepare a cover letter and resume that compares your skills and experience to our posted position requirements. Please keep cover letters brief and succinct. Please email your cover letter, resume, and three professional/work references to the appropriate email listed above for the position you are applying for.
Resumes will be considered only for the position for which you applied. If you see a new job posting that you are interested in, you must submit a separate cover letter, resume and references for that position's posted requirements.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Discover What It's Like to be a Turtle...
We strive to create an environment that offers both personal and professional satisfaction through our educational and inspiring work; and we’re fortunate to be located in one of the most beautiful areas in Northern California – and home to the iconic Sundial Bridge. We offer our team members a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, employee assistance plan (EAP) and travel assistance plan; 401(k) retirement; vacation, sick and personal leave and paid holidays for eligible employees). In addition, employees receive complementary Park memberships and discounts at our Turtle Bay Museum Store/Café and Nursery.
Our Best Place to Work Committee looks for any occasion to celebrate achievements by recognizing Turtles for jobs well done and building camaraderie through an assortment of company-wide social events and outings both on and off campus that includes ice cream socials, movie nights, kayak trips, summer luaus, and holiday parties. Turtles enjoy bonding with teammates and their families at these events and bring an exuberant attitude back into their day-to-day work. On certain days of the month the President/CEO has been known to announce special occasions like bring your pet to work day! To promote a healthy lifestyle the company provides bicycles for transportation around the campus, although some prefer a brisk or leisurely stroll across the Sundial Bridge and through the arboretum to get from building to building. Discounted gym memberships are also available. If that’s not enough to entice you, employees will soon be eligible for discounts at the Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge, the new hotel currently under construction on the Turtle Bay Exploration Park campus.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited. It is the policy of Turtle Bay Exploration Park to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender, parental status, political affiliations, military service, family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. This policy governs all aspects of employment at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, including, hiring, promotions, training, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a drug-free workplace.
Candidate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What types of positions are available at Turtle Bay Exploration Park? Turtle Bay recruits for a variety of regular part-time and full-time positions based on business needs. Additionally, we frequently recruit for seasonal part-time and full-time positions based on business needs. For more information about the various departments at Turtle Bay, visit our website at http://www.turtlebay.org/team
Can I apply in person? No. If you are interested in employment, you must apply on our website at www.turtlebay.org or through online employment recruitment sites, such as Indeed.com, where open positions are posted when available.
How long will my resume and application remain active? If you are not selected for an interview, your information will remain on file for 2 years.
Do I have to submit a new application each time I apply for a position? Yes. You will need to submit the required documents for each position you wish to apply for.
How long will it take before I can expect a call to schedule an interview? Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to get back to those that have the qualifications for the position. If you are chosen for an interview, we will contact you as soon as possible.
Do you accept applications year-round for certain positions? No, we only accept applications for the current positions posted.
How many stages are typically involved in your interviewing process and what can I expect? It depends on the job for which you are applying. There may be 1 to 3 interview rounds with a hiring panel. Interviews for seasonal positions are often conducted as group interviews with 2 to 5 applicants. We will inform you of the expected process if you are contacted.
Will I receive a confirmation once I submit my application? Yes, you should receive an automated e-mail confirmation after you submit your application.
Do you have volunteer opportunities available? Yes, we have a wide variety of exciting volunteer opportunities including indoor and outdoor positions, with the public and behind-the-scenes. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer page at http://www.turtlebay.org/support/volunteer