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.

Local Ice Cream shops reflect the fabric and history of their communities. Marianne’s Ice Cream is fortunate to fulfill such a role in Santa Cruz. Marianne’s commitment to quality, to welcoming, and to fun is a reflection of the spirit of Santa Cruz.  

With 75 years of first jobs, first dates, and first cones to guide us, we know that our team’s everyday presence represents more than providing scoops of tasty joy.  

Just as Santa Cruz has entrusted their heart in us, we seek to respect and repay that love by providing our team members opportunities to grow and to see how their daily work is part of building and maintaining a sustainable community and a sustainable business.  

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. Scoopers (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)


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

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

We’re serving up smiles and ice cream.  We’re looking for a few more friendly faces to add to our team at all 3 (soon to be 4!) of Marianne’s scoop shop locations.  You’ll learn to juggle requests for cups, cones, sundae kits, quarts, and novelties from our takeout menu with ease.  You’ll help out customers who drive or walk up to our shops.  Sound like a fun way to spend your free time?  Become part of Santa Cruz’s ice cream tradition!


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.