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Work Permits, Work Education, Job Postings & Careers

Work Permits, Work Education, Job Postings & Careers

Summer work permits expire 9/1/2017. Please make sure to renew your permit if you will continue working after this date. Come by to the College & Career Center for a new form.

All Students who want to work while in high school must have a Work Permit. From the age of 14, students may begin working limited hours during their high school career. Work Permits may be picked up in the College & Career Center or downloaded from the link below. Students must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and good attendance.


Work Permit Process:

1) Find a job.

2) Pick up a work permit and fill it out.

3) Turn it in to the College and Career Center.

4) Pick it up 2 working days later.

5) Turn it in to your employer.

6) Maintain 2.0 GPA and good attendance to keep your permit active.

Job Search

As of now the following places are hiring:

Work at the ZOO - Contact Shomari McLemore at (805) 962-5339 x 153 or apply directly at


City of Santa Barbara  - Hourly Lot Operator $10.50/hr. Apply online For more information contact Justin Berman or Roy Forney (805) 564-5656 or email or

Samarkand Retirement Community - Part Time Dining Room Servers/Wait Staff.  Apply online at or stop by in person at 2550 Treasure Dr, SB 93105 and ask for Karen Harris (805)569-8509


Wood Glen Hall Retirement Home - Part Time Dining Room 4:30-7:30pm. Contact Joan at (805) 687-7771 or stop by in person 3010 Foothill Road, SB 


AVIS Budget Group - seeking full time & part time rental sales associates (Drivers Lincense Required). Apply at Contact person is Dinara Shushikova (312)915-5593 email:


The Habit Burger Grill- Pay rate $12-16/hour. Stop by in person for an application 3890 La Cumbre Plaza Ln or call (805)687-5200 


McDonalds -  stop by in person for an application or call (805)965-7875 for Milpas location or (805)962-6976 for La Cumbre location


Marshalls - Stop by in person for application or call (805) 965-2433


City of Santa Barbara- Youth programs. Contact Ricardo Venegas at (805) 897-2547 or email


Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Responsible and mature personal assistants needed to work with people with developmental disabilities. Contact Mike Daly (805) 692-2808


Youth Drought Project - Landscaping work to save water. Call/email/text Brad Smith: (805) 705-5844 




Go to to search for more work opportunities in the area (i.e type Santa Barbara in "where" to refine your search)  

Career Searching
Naviance Career Interest Profiler
Naviance Career Cluster Finder
Work Education is a 5 unit elective class offered each semester at Santa Barbara High School. You are eligible to enroll in Work Ed if you are in 11th or 12th grade and currently have a job and a work permit on file with the College & Career Center.