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 where sea turtles follow you as 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.

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Applications accepted daily. Inquire at main entrance. 
 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. Directions here.

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:

  • 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 August 2015

Membership Sales - Part Time

The office of Development and Membership is seeking an individual to join a team of professionals working in a collaborative environment to assist in generating $1 million each year in membership revenue. This part time position is responsible for member sales both at the facility as well as at community events. The position requires a B.A./B. S. degree, 1-3 years of work experience in sales or a related field, excellent communications and sales skills, ability to lift 70 pound displays and to work in a totally collaborative manner.

Weekend and some weekday work will be required. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned on a temporary or regular basis.

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

Captain - Part Time

Position available on the R/V Spirit of the Sound™ at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT. Be part of the only Hybrid research vessel and captain this cutting edge technology.


  • Mandatory USCG Chemical Screening program participation through TMA
  • 50 Ton Lic. Minimum, 100 ton preferred
  • Experience using commercial or biological sampling gear
  • Other USCG required documentation: TWIC
  • Familiarity with USCG Passenger vessel guidelines and operations
  • Familiarity with T-Boat inspection guidelines
  • Proficient with new technology navigation systems/touch screen technology (as used on the R/V Navigation and propulsion screens)
  • Understanding of engineering principles and electrical systems
  • CPR / FA / AED certifications
  • Able to interact with the general public on a daily basis

    Willing to work the following:

    Schedule: May, June, July and August almost daily.
    Sept and Oct weekday school groups
    Winter every other week operations when low tide is during business hours.
    This schedule may vary based on the needs of the organization.

    Please submit a Maritime Aquarium application ( and click on career opportunities) and resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / fax: 203-838-5416 or ATTN:  R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street, S. Norwalk, CT  06854

    This position is open until filled.

Science Educator for The Maritime Aquarium’s classroom, exhibit and off-site education programs
Part Time - $14/hr

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, experience working with children in an educational setting, and a passion for nature.  Strong public speaking, writing and organizational skills required.  Desired qualifications include:  Spanish language skills, knowledge of marine biology and local flora and fauna, boating experience, a master’s degree, and a current driver’s license with a clean driving record.  This is a part-time position.  Candidates must be available at least three regular weekdays per week and two additional weekend days per month.

Cashier/Usher, IMAX® movie usher and IMAX theater concession attendant Part Time - $11/hr
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 soft drinks, 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.

Want to be The Maritime Aquarium Mascot?
Costumed Mascots – Part Time

The Maritime Aquarium has part-time openings for our Super Cool Mascot Sharky!

As Sharky, you must be able to attract attention through body expressions (only) while in costume.  You must also perform duties as an assistant to Sharky – guiding him/her through the Aquarium and assisting in crowd control.

Ongoing performances may begin as early as June at an hourly rate of pay.  Performances take place year-round, but our peak season occurs during the summer.  If called for an interview, be prepared to put on our costumes and perform. All candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check.

Please send your resume and Maritime Aquarium application to R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT  06854.  They can also be faxed to 203-838-5416 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    The application can be accessed from the link near the top of this page.

Pension Documents

pdfSumary Annual Report for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

pdfSummary Annual Report for Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan


Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem
and the global environment 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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