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The Aquarium will close one hour early on Tuesday, January 23 and Thursday, January 25. Last admission at 4pm, exhibits close at 5pm.

Jobs at the Seattle Aquarium

Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment

Click on the link below to view the entire posting and for information on how to apply. The Seattle Aquarium is nonprofit, 501c3, owned by the City of Seattle. The Aquarium currently serves over 825,000 visitors and 40,000 school children and their teachers annually. Guided by the mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

You can also visit our
College Internship Program
page for more information.

Camp counselor

Camp counselors (CCs) are role models who work with a professional team of camp staff, high school volunteers, campers and their families. Campers range in age from 4 to 14 years and are grouped by a spectrum of grade levels. CCs work with all ages of campers while leading groups of up to 10 campers in all aspects of camp programming.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled.

Citizen science instructor

Seattle Aquarium citizen science instructors work with a professional team of marine educators to provide an in-depth science program serving approximately 400 local high school students and their teachers. Duties include instructing diverse groups of high school students in varied topics including field-based data collection methods, identification of Northwest intertidal species, and the scientific practices as defined by A Framework for K-12 Science Education.

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Posting expires: Open until filled

Marine science instructor

Seattle Aquarium marine science instructors will work with a professional team of marine educators. Duties will include teaching a wide range of audiences from Pre-K through 12th grade about various marine topics relating to the Puget Sound. These programs will be taught at the Aquarium, local schools and various field locations throughout the Puget Sound region.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled

Communications Manager

The Seattle Aquarium believes a dedicated communications manager will improve success for organizational sustainability and support significant growth in fundraising, allowing us to inspire more people to act on behalf of the ocean, a mission especially critical to our times. Working under the direction of the marketing and creative director, the communications manager will identify and integrate priority educational messages across our communications to the public, the board, our donors and our partners to strengthen our ability to further the Aquarium’s mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. The position will lead the development of the Aquarium’s first organization-wide communications message platform, identifying priorities and themes that will be carried out through all communications platforms across departments. This need is especially important now, as the Aquarium expands its conservation efforts and community programs, and undertakes a $100-million capital campaign for the new Ocean Pavilion.

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To apply, click here.
Posting expires: January 31, 2018

Digital Marketing Specialist

The digital marketing specialist furthers the Seattle Aquarium’s mission by partnering with the digital marketing manager to coordinate and execute current web and social media participation as well as build initiatives to increase staff and guest engagement with our electronic media. Responsibilities include daily community listening, maintenance, community engagement/conversation, research, and monitoring and response. The ideal candidate must have a keen sense of storytelling and superior judgment and communications skills; exhibit a collaborative spirit and desire to stay current with changing social tools; and possess a personal interest in exploring social media platforms. They must also have an understanding of email marketing best practices as this position formats and sends all email communications for the Seattle Aquarium. The specialist will also provide community and email insights that will be used to hone and improve the Seattle Aquarium’s web programming, social media content and email communications to improve engagement efforts.

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To apply, click here.
Posting expires: February 8, 2018

Registrar

We are looking for a full-time registrar to join our team! The registrar furthers the mission of the Seattle Aquarium by facilitating registration of programs and events as well as disseminating reports and relevant information to internal departments. This is done by providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers including schools, Seattle Aquarium Connections partners (seattleaquarium.org/connections), groups and/or families wishing to participate in various on-site and outreach programs. Vital responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: clear and concise communication about programming at the Seattle Aquarium to potential customers; helping to remove barriers to the Aquarium and its programs through the administration of our Connections program and scholarships; and expediting incoming registrations and requests and ensuring that the information is accurate and reported to appropriate departments.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator both over the phone and in writing with clear, legible and organized presentation. We are looking for some who is customer-service-oriented, with a warm and welcoming tone and presence, who is committed to making the Aquarium and its programs accessible and welcoming to all, and has a proven ability to work effectively with people from a wide array of cultures and communities.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled.

Camp operations lead

The camp operations lead (COL) will work with a professional team of marine educators to provide summer camps serving approximately 350 youth and their families in summer 2018. The COL must quickly establish and build positive relationships with summer program staff, volunteers, campers, families and our partner programs. This allows the COL to easily integrate into any program position when necessary. Each day varies greatly. Willingness to adapt from office tasks to interacting with adults and instructing classes with ages from Pre-K to teens is essential.

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Posting expires: Open until filled.

Camp lead instructor

The camp lead instructor’s primary role is to lead and oversee all operations of their assigned camp sessions, carry out schedules (created by our marine educators) and to lead the camp counselors, volunteers and children in their assigned camp sessions. Camp lead instructors must quickly establish and build positive relationships with summer program staff, volunteers, interns, campers, families, and our partner programs. Each day varies greatly. Willingness to adapt from office tasks, to guiding camp staff and volunteers, and instructing classes with participants whose ages vary from early childhood to teen (generally 4 to 14 years old) is essential.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled.

Community engagement liaison

Seattle Aquarium’s community engagement team is looking for up to six community engagement liaisons to deliver outreach programming in a way that helps build authentic, mutually beneficial relationships with our community and supports teams of field-based volunteers.

The Seattle Aquarium community engagement team strives to connect all people with the marine environment in support of our mission. Environmental degradation disproportionately affects communities of color and low-income communities, and environmental challenges will not be solved without bringing to bear the knowledge, skills and diverse views of the entire human community.

The Seattle Aquarium engages with the community through a variety of marine-conservation-focused outreach programs, including our field-based programs—Beach Naturalist and Cedar River Salmon Journey—as well as the Seattle Aquarium Connections program (SeattleAquarium.org/connections) and a new field conservation program currently in development for 2018.

The community engagement team’s approach is to use culturally responsive teaching to connect with learners’ prior knowledge. We value and respect the diversity of experiences that visitors bring to the beach, river or other field site. We work to create an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled