The Friends of the Elephant Seal (FES) is now accepting applications for a part-time position as Office Assistant in its San Simeon Visitor Center and Gift Shop (250 San Simeon Avenue, Suite 3B).  Applicants need to be friendly and detail-oriented, as well as a team member with good organizational skills.

     The variety of duties include welcoming visitors, retail sales, data entry, online order processing, and inventory. Retail experience, computer proficiency, and excellent customer service skills are highly desirable.  In addition to job training for daily duties, FES will provide training about the northern elephant seals, other marine mammals, local marine life, and the natural and cultural resources of the area.

     This part-time position involves shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for four days a week at an hourly salary of $16.00.  The FES Visitor Center is open on holidays and weekends.  Thus, team members will need to work together to cover weekend and holiday shifts.  The full job description and work requirements can be accessed at:,