In addition to hiring teams for our stores, Marianne’s is helping our friends at Polar Bear Ice Cream staff up in Capitola.  Please apply here for either ice cream shop.

Nearly all of our roles have seasonality, so we are always accepting applications from friendly folks who love sharing great ice cream!  Come pick up an application if you are excited by the idea of fun part-time employment in a fast-paced, summer-crazed local business that enjoys creating a quirky family dynamic. In addition to scooping at the stores, we have production and distribution roles. If you are interested in making ice cream, helping in warehousing, delivery, or customer service you can get an application at one of the stores.

Download application: Employment Application [PDF]

Email your completed application to apply@mariannesicecream.com with your resume and cover letter telling us:

  1. Position applying to
  2. Why you want to work at MIC
  3. Why you think you’d be good at this position

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  1. Store Manager | Captain (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)
  2. Shift Lead (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)
  3. Production Team Ice Cream Maker (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, CA- Westside)
  4. Delivery Drivers (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, CA- Westside)
  5. Scoopers (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)

Store Manager | Captain (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)

Check out the full Store Manager job description, tasks, responsibilities and benefits.   

We are looking for a full-time, salaried Retail Store Manager “Captains” to join our growing team.

The Captain will join a team of managers who are responsible for the success of Retail Operations at three of Marianne’s retail locations in the Santa Cruz area, including our newly opening location. We’re also helping our friends at Polar Bear Ice Cream find the right Store Manager/Captain to lead their Capitola ice cream shop.  Success at Marianne’s happens when customers are happy, staff are motivated, and everyone is eating ice cream!

You are a bright, upbeat, energetic person who loves being with other people. You’ve worked with and managed young people before and you’re passionate about making other peoples’ days better. You love to make things look beautiful. You are patient, kind and respectful. You understand that small businesses require a lot of flexibility. You like learning and making an impact in your community! You like working with a team and you’re creative and independent when you need to make decisions on your own. You like fast-paced work environments and being on your feet. You have grit and won’t stop until the job is done right!


Shift Lead (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)  

Looking to start your path into management?  Our Shift Leads are in charge of providing direct supervision to employees at each shift in our daily schedule to ensure the business operates correctly. Duties include covering for employee absences, managing cash drops from the register and resolving problems that occur during their shift.  This is a growth position and often leads into Store Manager position. You must be upbeat and confident, able to provide help to all levels of staff working in our scoop shops.  You are friendly, kind, respectful and able to teach new skills. Building community is your superpower for your team.  You’ll be on your feet all day and a smile on your face, and love in your heart for ice cream.


Production Team Ice Cream Maker (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, CA- Westside) 

You love ice cream and are your happiest when you’re making it all day.  Marianne’s Ice cream production team performs a variety of tasks in support of manufacturing our ice cream. Primary function of this position includes material/product handling and providing Manufacturing and Quality Assurance support. This position works collaboratively to achieve safety, productivity, customer service, quality, and environmental protection.  Ice cream production is an active, physical job where you’ll be required to stand, lift, operate light machinery, disassemble, clean/sanitize and reassemble all required equipment, and work in a chilled environment.  You’ll spend your days churning up ice cream, hand making mix-ins, hand cutting and dipping novelties, packaging and more. The work is in a fast-paced environment with a friendly atmosphere.


Delivery Drivers (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, CA- Westside) 

Check out the full Delivery Driver job description, tasks, responsibilities and benefits.   

Ever dream of delivering fun?  Apply to become part of the Marianne’s team delivering ice cream in the Bay area and locally in Santa Cruz.  Marianne’s is passionate in the way we handle and transport our ice creams, taking pride in knowing that we deliver a little bit of joy to so many people.

We’re looking for full-time team members who can work independently and approach every situation with a friendly attitude and professional manner, and sharp communication skills.  The position requires the ability to lift, push, and pull up to 70 pounds, as well as able to squat, bend, and lift 25 pounds from the ground.  Applicants must be 25 years old with a valid drivers license and clean driving record.


Scoopers (Marianne’s: Santa Cruz, Aptos) (Polar Bear: Capitola, CA)

We’re serving up smiles and ice cream.  We’re looking for a few more friendly faces to add to our team at all three of our Marianne’s locations, including our newly opening shop on the Westside.  We’re also helping our friends at Polar Bear Ice Cream in Capitola staff up their flagship store as well.  You’ll learn to juggle requests for cups, cones, sundae kits, quarts and novelties from our take out menu with ease.  You’ll help out customers who drive or walk up to our pick up window.  Sound like a fun way to spend your free time?  Become part of the Santa Cruz’s ice cream tradition!