Career Opportunities

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.

The Maritime Aquarium is an (E.O.E) 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.

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Available Positions

Program Animal Aquarist | Full-Time | $14 per Hour

The Program Animal Aquarist will be responsible for the daily care and maintenance of the education and program animal collection. The Aquarist will work directly with a variety of animal species including reptiles, mammals, birds, and invertebrates.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Preferred 4 year degree in biology, zoology or a related field OR
  • Associate’s degree and minimum two years previous experience in an animal care field and knowledge of husbandry practices.
  • Previous experience handling and presenting live animals on microphone
  • Basic knowledge of exotic animal care, including but not limited to: Insects and aquatic invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish
  • Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of terrestrial and aquatic life support systems, including experience with water quality testing.
  • General knowledge of laboratory equipment and operating procedures.
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work standing up for extended periods of time.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • SCUBA certification and collection experience preferred.
  • Outstanding customer service skills; able to represent Maritime Aquarium at all levels with professionalism and pride.
  • Ability to address student groups of all ages and aptitudes.
  • Ability to multi-task as part of a fast-paced team.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain and in all weather, able to negotiate various field conditions, able to work standing up for extended periods of time.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays, and to travel for extended periods of time for outreach or to perform collecting duties.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • General husbandry: diet prep, feeding, cleaning, medicating, behavioral enrichment, etc.
  • Maintains all education and ambassador aquariums/terrariums and related life support systems.
  • Report animal illness, abnormal behavior and unsafe conditions promptly and work towards corrective measures.
  • Performs water quality analysis.
  • Completes daily reports and training/enrichment logs.
  • Work with the veterinarian and animal department to ensure health and safety of education animal collection and to determine training techniques and enrichment programs.
  • Work with the Senior Aquarist to establish animal handling training and refresher classes for all education handlers
  • Interact with visitors through general interpretation and daily animal encounters at the “Sea Star Stage” 
  • All other duties assigned.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please provide application (available as a p.d.f. above) and resume with cover letter to: RLombardi@maritimeaquarium.org | fax: 203-838-5416 | Attention: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street, South Norwalk, Connecticut 06854. E.O.E.

Cashier/Usher/Receptionist | Part-Time

Minimum Qualifications

• High school diploma.  

• Previous experience in customer service preferred.

• Enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing.

• Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Comfortable with interacting with large crowds.

• Commitment to high customer service standards.

• Ability to work weekends and holidays.

Essential Job Functions

This position requires the candidate to be cross-trained.

Cashier/Usher/Receptionist/concessioner

• Computer literate.  

• Responsible for execution of tickets sales, refunds, and communicating pricing and program information to our guests.  

• Makes minor decisions regarding crowd control and individual patron concerns.

• Able to maintain a positive attitude dealing with both visitors and staff.

• Ability to communicate effectively.

• Responsible for having a balanced register.

• Greets buses and gives welcome speech on bus and in lunchroom.  

• Interacts in a welcoming manner.

IMAX

• As an IMAX ushers must seat people for movies, remain in the theater during the movie, and take tickets.

• Skills with crowds and firm but friendly command needed.

Receptionist

All Visitor Services staff will be required to cover the position of receptionist from time to time.

Concession

• Staff the concession stand.

• Required to wear a uniform and follow departmental dress code.

Essential Job Functions

This position requires ability to stand or sit for several hours at a time. Must be personable, customer-service oriented, and have a strong command of the English language with a clear speaking voice.  

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please provide application (available as a p.d.f. above) to: RLombardi@maritimeaquarium.org | fax: 203-838-5416 | Attention: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street, South Norwalk, Connecticut 06854. E.O.E.

 

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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