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 (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.

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Available Positions

 

Senior Aquarist: Jellies and Tropical Fish/Invertebrates | Full-Time

The Senior Aquarist for Jellies and Invertebrates is responsible for the jellies, corals and tropical fish, as well as the maintenance of their life support systems. This position supervises the Jellies and Tropical Aquarists.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prefer four-year degree in marine biology, biology, zoology or related field OR
  • Minimum of five years of jellies and/or coral husbandry experience in a public aquarium husbandry/operations position.
  • Advanced knowledge of the operation and maintenance of aquarium and life support systems, especially jellies and coral systems, including experience with water quality testing.
  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory equipment and operating procedures.
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 60 pounds.
  • Able to negotiate stairs, climb high obstacles and maneuver easily in various behind the scenes areas.
  • Able to negotiate various field conditions.
  • Able to work standing up for extended periods of time.
  • Valid license required with a clean driving record.
  • SCUBA certification and collection experience preferred.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises Jellies and Tropical Aquarists, including scheduling, performance assessments, and ordering department supplies.
  • Maintains all jellies, coral, and tropical life support systems.
  • Responsible for the development of culturing techniques and standards necessary to produce a variety of species of jellies.
  • Responsible for the output of jelly culture labs and maintaining jellies exhibits.
  • Culture of live foods for jellies and other aquarium animals.
  • Oversees the husbandry of marine turtles and maintains tropical fish and invertebrate exhibits.
  • Responsible for development of coral fragging and tropical fish breeding techniques.
  • Assists in exhibit development.
  • Assess animal condition.
  • Performs water quality analysis, and make adjustments.
  • Participates in the collection of animals from Long Island Sound and other locations for display in Aquarium tanks.
  • Documents and communicates observations.
  • Maintains a variety of collecting equipment, and performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays and travel for extended periods of time to perform collecting duties.

 

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 pdf above) and resume with cover letter to: RLombardi@maritimeaquarium.org /fax: 203-838-5416/ATTN: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854. EOE

 

Dive Safety Officer | Full-Time

The Dive Safety Officer (DSO), reporting to the Director of Animal Husbandry, is a full time position responsible for the coordination and management of volunteer and staff SCUBA dive operations and training.  The position will also be responsible for creating dive schedules, conducting safety drills, and ensuring compliance with all OSHA, AAUS, and AZA standards for aquarium and scientific diving.  The DSO will also act as registrar for the living collections, and will maintain the database and ensure records are kept up to date.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four (4) year degree in the biological sciences or similar discipline preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a public aquarium husbandry/operations position.
  • Must hold a valid certification as an open-water SCUBA instructor for a nationally recognized training agency.
  • General knowledge of computer databases and Microsoft office suite.
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in preparing and conducting public educational programs.
  • Able to lift a minimum of sixty (60) pounds.
  • Able to negotiate various field conditions.
  • Able to work standing up for extended periods of time.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Valid SCUBA certification and collection experience.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, days closed due to inclement weather, and to travel for extended periods of time to perform collecting and other duties.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedule volunteer and staff divers for maintenance of exhibits and dive presentations
  • Maintain TMA SCUBA equipment including, but not limited to compressors, regulators, full-face masks, buoyancy compensators, wetsuits, et cetera.
  • Maintain membership in the Association of Dive Program Administrators (ADPA)
  • Ensure that air samples are regularly taken from the air compressor and sent out to ensure occupational safety.
  • Coordinate with boat captains, vessel staff, husbandry supervisors, and the conservation and science teams on field collection activities.
  • Ensure the online record-keeping database (Tracks) is kept up to date
  • Other duties as 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 pdf above) and resume with cover letter to: RLombardi@maritimeaquarium.org /fax: 203-838-5416/ATTN: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854. EOE

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.)

Please provide Maritime Aquarium application (available as a pdf above) to: rlombardi@maritimeaquarium.org /fax: 203-838-5416 or  ATTN: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854. EOE

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.

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Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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