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


Jellies Aquarist | Full-Time

The Jellies Aquarist is responsible for the jellies and the maintenance of their life support systems.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Prefer four-year degree in marine biology, biology, zoology or related field OR
  • Minimum of two years of jellyfish husbandry experience in a public aquarium husbandry/operations position.
  • Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of aquarium and life support systems, especially jellyfish 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 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.
  • Collection experience preferred.


Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain all jellies life support systems.
  • Assess animal condition.
  • Perform water quality analysis, and make adjustments.
  • Participate in the collection of animals from Long Island Sound and other locations for display in Aquarium tanks.
  • Documents and communicates observations to the Senior Jellies Aquarist.
  • Maintains a variety of collecting equipment.
  • Culture of live foods for jellies and other aquarium animals.
  • 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: /fax: 203-838-5416/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.

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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