Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
There are three easy ways to apply:
- Apply online.
- Or download an application, print, and return to the Human Resources Office by mail, fax,
or in person.
- Or pick up an application at the Human Resources Office.
Where can I find a list of the current jobs available at the Seaside Company?
I would like to apply for several different positions. Do I need to fill out an application for each job?
No. Please use one application and mark down your first, second and third choices.
I have a resume, do I still need to fill out an application?
Yes. It’s okay to send both, but an application is required.
What's the mailing address?
Santa Cruz Seaside Company
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
What's the fax number?
How will I know if my resume or application has been received?
The best way to find out is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at
(831) 460-3377 ext. 6. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, there is no guarantee you will be contacted for an interview. If you don't hear anything from us within a week, please contact us to follow up.
How old do I have to be to work at the Boardwalk?
At least 16.
Which jobs can 16 year-olds do?
Ride Operator, Food Service Operator, Sweeper, Games & Arcades, Parking Lot Attendant and Ticket Cashier.
Where is the Santa Cruz Seaside Company Human Resources Office?
We are located across the street from the Looff Carousel at 605 Beach Street • Santa Cruz.
What’s the phone number?
(831) 460-3377 ext. 6
What’s the e-mail address?
What are the employment office hours?
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., year-round*.
* Exception: Fridays we are closed from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
We are also open on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from January through October.
When do you start hiring for summer jobs at the Boardwalk?
Typically, hiring begins in early January and will continue throughout the summer. The Boardwalk is open on weekends year-round (closed December 1-25) and open daily starting around Spring Break through Labor Day. Please see our Calendar for more information about the Boardwalk's operating schedule.
The best time to apply is between February and May when we do most of our hiring and training in preparation for a busy spring break and summer.
I would like to learn more about the Boardwalk/Inns/Boardwalk Bowl. How can I do that?
Simply click on these links to learn more:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - beachboardwalk.com
Sea & Sand Inn and Carousel Beach Inn - santacruzmotels.com
Boardwalk Bowl - boardwalkbowl.com
What are the personal appearance or grooming standards?
As a representative of our company, we require employees to maintain a professional, neat, clean and well groomed appearance.
All employees must choose hairstyles and colors that are conservative and not extreme or distracting in color or style. Hair color must be a “natural” hair color or may be dyed a naturally occurring hair color.
Men's hair should be neatly trimmed on the sides and in back, and may extend downward on the back of the head to the middle of the collar. Hair may not be pulled back into a ponytail or hidden under a cap. Sideburns should be straight, neatly trimmed, and may extend to the end of the earlobe. Neatly groomed mustaches are permitted and may extend one inch below the corners of the mouth. Full beards of any length are not permitted. A small neatly trimmed tuft of hair just below the center of the lower lip (“soul patch”) and small neat goatees, are allowed. Employees required to wear respirators must meet fit-test requirements that may require a clean-shaven face.
Please select tasteful and appropriate jewelry to wear at work. Remember that jewelry should be both safe and appropriate for the work environment. No extremes are allowed.
Women may wear up to three earrings per ear. Earrings may not exceed two inches in length or diameter.
Men may wear one earring only. Studs can be no larger than a quarter-inch across; hoops no bigger than a half-inch in diameter.
Men and women may not wear pierced jewelry on any other visible areas of the body, including the tongue. Ear plugs or spikes of any size are not permitted.
Tattoos are not permitted if visible when wearing a company-issued uniform or when wearing business or professional dress. You may not cover tattoos on your hands or head with bandages or makeup.
What is the Santa Cruz Seaside Company?
The Santa Cruz Seaside Company, a locally-owned organization which operates the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Boardwalk Bowl, Carousel Beach Inn and the Sea and Sand Inn.
Which documents are acceptable to prove employment eligibility on the I-9 form?
Go to this website to see a listing of all the acceptable documents:
E-mail questions to: email@example.com
Santa Cruz Seaside Company
605 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 460-3377