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You know you’re working at an interesting place when you can say hello to harbor seals every morning and have sea turtles following you every time 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. The Maritime Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. Exits 14 N or 15 S off I-95 in CT.
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:
Due to the nature of certain positions, The Maritime Aquarium may perform additional checks as required.
Vessel Captain for The Maritime Aquarium’s new hybrid-electric research and education catamaran
Candidates must have US Coast Guard Master’s license (50T or above) and Marine Radio Operator’s License, as well as extensive experience piloting a wide range of vessels. Must be comfortable with new technologies and next-generation navigation systems, as well as adept with standard fishing and research gear. Excellent interpersonal skills required, as vessel captain interacts with the public as well as a variety of aquarium staff and government agencies. Candidates should also have extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations related to vessel maintenance and safe boating. Meticulous attention to detail required. Experience training other captains and crew desired.
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 – $11.00 per hour
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 softdrinks, 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 at Norwalk has part-time openings for our Super Mascot (Sharky).
As Sharky, you must be able to attract attention through body expressions (only) while in costume. You will be 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.