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- Long Island Sound
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.
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Applications accepted daily. Inquire at main entrance. 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. Directions here.
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.
Our success revolves around creating a company of individuals, excited about our guests, passionate for our mission, absolutely committed to excellence. Much will be expected of you. In turn, you are backed by a supporting cast ready to rally to your support and do whatever it takes to ensure flawless experiences for our guests.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Inc. is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. 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. We attract 450,000 visitors per year, about 85,000 of them school kids on field trips.
We offer an excellent brand with strong recognition. Our Aquarium just received TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award; reviewers ranked us among the top 25 aquariums in America and #1 in New England. Our Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conforming to the highest standards of animal care and visitor safety. Of 2,795 animal exhibitors in America licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), only 222 – or less than eight percent – earn AZA accreditation.
Manager of Promotional Events — Full Time
Join The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk at one of the most dynamic and exciting times in its 27-year history. Plan, organize, execute and evaluate each of the Aquarium’s guest related events. As part of this newly expanded marketing initiative, this person will manage existing events, create new ones and find new opportunities, both on and off premise. Attention to detail, creativity, strong desire to interact with people, a love of animals, passion and enthusiasm, are just a few of the qualities we seek in the ideal candidate.
Full time, salaried position with excellent benefits.
Must love kids and animals. Strong interpersonal, presentation and communications skills are a must. Enthrall our core audience of kids and families – sometimes using live animals –get the visit, or encourage a repeat visit, or upsell an IMAX® movie or Aquarium membership. Know how to work the room at any meeting, convention or party. Think on your feet and outside of any box. You are insightful enough to recognize an opportunity and creative enough to make it flourish. A flexible schedule during our peak visitation times of weekends and holidays is required.
You are creative and fun, but also understand marketing well enough to know we party with purpose. You love detail, believe in checklists and enjoy being in charge. You are self-motivated, responsible and care deeply for the quality of your work product.
Three to five years of experience in event marketing or related field. Salary commensurate with experience and ability.
Membership Sales - Part Time
The office of Development and Membership is seeking an individual to join a team of professionals working in a collaborative environment to assist in generating $1 million each year in membership revenue. This part time position is responsible for member sales both at the facility as well as at community events. The position requires a B.A./B. S. degree, 1-3 years of work experience in sales or a related field, excellent communications and sales skills, ability to lift 70 pound displays and to work in a totally collaborative manner.
Weekend and some weekday work will be required. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned on a temporary or regular basis.
Aquarist - Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic individual with a degree in marine biology, zoology or related field, or minimum of two years experience in a public aquarium husbandry position. Responsible for the living specimens, life support systems and water quality testing. Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal. Able to perform various tasks of physical work such as, but not limited to maneuvering sixty pounds, navigating stairs, climbing, standing for extended periods of time and ability to maneuver easily in various marine life exhibits. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record. Flexibility to work weekends and some holidays required.
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/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).
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 has part-time openings for our Super Cool Mascot Sharky!
As Sharky, you must be able to attract attention through body expressions (only) while in costume. You must 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.