It's all within an easy walk of the [train] station too – including The Maritime Aquarium, the one relatively new building in the group and the one that enables grownups to enjoy browsing and shopping while still entertaining the children."
– The New York Times
Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities at The Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium: It's an otterly cool place to work!

You know you’re working at an interesting place when you can say hello to harbor seals every morning and have sea turtles following you every time you walk by their habitat!

When you join The Maritime Aquarium team, you'll have fun at work as you help us provide the ultimate entertaining, educational and inspiring experience for our visitors.

Browse the listings below and match your abilities, interests and hours to our available positions.

Our full-time positions offer an excellent benefits package.

Download an docApplication for employment.doc

Applications accepted daily. Inquire at main entrance. 
The Maritime Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.
 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. 
Exits 14 N or 15 S off I-95 in CT.

The Maritime Aquarium is an (EOE) equal opportunity employer.
The Maritime Aquarium conducts background investigations on all candidates for paid staff and volunteer positions, which may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Criminal Records Search
  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Driving History

Due to the nature of certain positions, The Maritime Aquarium may perform additional checks as required.

Positions available as of 2/2014


Part Time – $9.00 per hour - Cashier/Usher, IMAX movie usher and IMAX theater concession attendant
We have immediate openings in our Visitor Services Department! 
We're looking for bright, fun, outgoing folks with great customer service and communications skills. Cash handling experience and computer literacy a must. Position requires ability to work one weekend day and some holidays.

Duties include cashier, usher, IMAX movie usher and IMAX theater concession attendant (selling candy, popcorn and softdrinks, plus cleaning and re-stocking the concession stand). 
You may apply in person: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. Open 7 days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fax: 203-838-5416.

Part-Time Science Educator  –  $12.15 per hour
Science Educators are the front-line teachers of education programs – targeting children and adults – presented by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Aquarium’s education department develops and presents programming that increases understanding of the biological world and facilitates the stewardship of natural environments, with a specific focus on Long Island Sound. 

• Assume role of lead educator in presenting classroom, exhibit gallery-based and field-based programs targeting children and adults representing a range of ages. Includes duties related to:
o Class preparation / set-up / take-down;
o Teacher communication;
o The presentation of prepared curricula utilizing a variety of educational aids (e.g. live animals, audio/visual equipment, artifacts, microscopes, dissecting kits);
o The organization, inventorying and restocking of education materials and supplies.
• Attends all required staff training and meetings.
• Assumes administrative duties related to time accounting and program evaluation / data collection.
• Part Time Educators are required to teach at the Aquarium, on travels (to schools) and in the field. 

• Current college undergraduate student, college graduate or graduate student majoring in a natural science field (i.e. biology, life, physical, earth sciences) and/or an education field (e.g. general education, environmental education, museum education)
• Experience as a teacher, docent, performing artist or similar.
• Experience working with pre-kindergarten/kindergarten, elementary and/or middle school-aged children.
• Strong written and verbal English skills.
• Strong time management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to lift 60 pounds and work in a variety of natural environments (e.g. forests, stream/river habitats and coastal habitats) in a range of weather conditions.
• Ability to work efficiently, independently and meet deadlines.
• Ability to effectively supervise young students in a variety of environments and respond appropriately to emergency situations.
• Competency using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• Must be available some weekend days during the month and at least 3 – 4 weekdays during business hours.

• Knowledge of local marine flora fauna and/or flora.
• Current driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Ability to speak, write and comprehend Spanish.
• Experience working on boats and/or an ability and willingness to conduct programs from boating platforms. Includes the assumption of duties related to safety, maintenance, scientific sampling, and environmental data collection (e.g. line handling, hauling anchors, working with a variety of water, plankton, sediment, fish and other sampling gear).

Please provide resume with cover letter and Maritime Aquarium application to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  / fax: 203-838-5416 ATTN: R. Lombardi / or The Maritime Aquarium, Attention: R. Lombardi, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.


Pension Documents

pdfSumary Annual Report for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

pdfSummary Annual Report for Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan




The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation

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