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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Current Job Openings

Associate Director of Development

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc. seeks an Associate Director of Development to support the design and execution of a comprehensive, dynamic fundraising effort for the Aquarium during a uniquely important time in its 32 year history. In addition to significant construction projects currently underway, the Aquarium has a long-lasting recovery ahead as a direct result of COVID-19. It also has a number of capital needs and opportunities on the horizon, is advancing its education programs both in-person and online at a critical time for STEM education, and is expanding conservation initiatives on behalf of Long Island Sound, a nationally recognized ecosystem.

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Cashier/Usher | Part-Time | $12/hour

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 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/Concessioner
    • Computer literate.
    • Responsible for the 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 in dealing with both visitors and staff.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Responsible for having a balanced register.
    • Greets buses and gives a welcome speech on the bus and in the lunchroom.
    • Interacts in a welcoming manner.
  • IMAX
    • 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.
  • Concession
    • Staff the concession stand.
    • Required to wear a uniform and follow departmental dress code.

This position requires the 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.

The Maritime Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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

Please provide a Maritime Aquarium application (available as a p.d.f. above) to Rlombardi@maritimeaquarium.org

Guest Services Part-Time Supervisor | $14/hour

The part-time Supervisor, working with minimal supervision, provides direct supervision, training and support for Cashiers, Ushers and Concession staff.

Minimum Qualifications
  • College Preferred, but will accept high school diploma.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience in retail, banking, or another cashiering environment.
  • Strong communication skills; excellent mathematical skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to move quickly and with ease through crowded public areas, up and down stairs.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays.
Essential Functions
  • Supervises and trains Cashiers, Ushers and Concession staff in daily working environment.
  • Assists Guest Services Management team in the preparation and distribution of daily schedules for staff, including, but not limited to, the preparation of lunch schedules for the brown bag room and staff.
  • Resolves problems for visitors and supports staff’s customer service decisions to resolve visitor problems in difficult situations, on an as-needed basis.
  • Supports staff in a troubleshooting capacity.
  • Trains new staff and implements staff development programs, including role-playing with employees in groups and on an individual basis, to produce exceptional customer service standards.
  • Reconciles daily sales and bank deposits.
  • Conducts daily safe counts.
  • Delivers change to cashiers, throughout the day.
  • Able to cover cashier/usher/concession positions as needed throughout the facility.
  • Attends and contributes to staff training and meetings as scheduled by Guest Services.
  • Advises the Manager of any staffing issues.
  • Maintain clean and organized workstations.
  • Maintain supplies, including wheelchairs, and stock daily at both entrances.
  • Check that staff is at their post as scheduled, fill out the checklist, and monitor the performance of each position.
  • Randomly check speeches at IMAX, employee phone use, and listening for conservation asks by cashiers.
  • Throughout the day check to see that counters and booths are clean.
  • Make sure the member count has been entered daily.
  • Check that counters, radios, reconciliation, and balance and settles are brought to the box office at the end of the shift.
  • Make copies and organize daily group schedule the day before so that the floor staff is prepared in the morning.
  • Assign shift posts; rotate between bus circle, cashiers, ushers and Concession.

 

The Maritime Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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.

Trainer/Reptile Aquarist | Part-time | $14/hour

The Aquarist is responsible for the living specimens and life support systems required for their maintenance.  

Minimum Qualifications
  • Prefer four-year degree (B.S.) in marine biology, biology, zoology or related field OR  

  • A two-year degree (A.S./A.A.S.) in a relevant field plus a minimum of one year experience in animal care (may be any combination of paid work, internships, or volunteer service) may be substituted for formal education.  

  • Basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of aquarium and 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 lift a minimum of 60 pounds  

  • Able to negotiate stairs, climb high obstacles and maneuver easily in seal tank and behind the scenes areas.   

  • Able to negotiate various field conditions.  

  • Able to work standing up for extended periods of time.  

  • Valid driver’s license required.  

  • SCUBA certification and collection experience preferred.   

  • Able to work weekends and holidays.  

Essential Job Functions  
  • Maintains all aquarium and related life support systems as well as terrestrial habitats.  

  • Identifies diseases and administers treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian  

  • Performs water quality analysis.  

  • Participates in the collection of animals from Long Island Sound and other locations for display in Aquarium tanks.   

  • Training and conditioning animals, diet prep  

  • Public presentations with ambassador collection  

  • Documents and communicates observations.   

  • Maintains a variety of collecting equipment.  

  • This position will require the individual to work weekends and holidays and to travel for extended periods of time to perform collecting duties.   

  • 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.     

The Maritime Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.  

Please provide a Maritime Aquarium application (available as a P.D.F. above) cover letter and resume to Rlombardi@maritimeaquarium.org.  Please put "Part-Time Aquarist" in the subject line.

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

Members-Only Hours: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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