It's all within an easy walk of the [train] station too – including The Maritime Aquarium, the one relatively new building in the group and the one that enables grownups to enjoy browsing and shopping while still entertaining the children."
– The New York Times
Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities at The Maritime Aquarium

The Maritime Aquarium: It's an otterly cool place to work!

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:

  • Education Verification
  • 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.


Positions available as of July 2015

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.

Please provide application and resume with cover letter to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  /fax: 203-838-5416/ATTN: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

Maintenance Technician
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Full Time/Non-Exempt

The Maintenance Technician ensures the reliable and safe operation of all Aquarium facilities’ systems.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School diploma required
• Two years of equivalent experience in building maintenance for similar facility
• Able to work at least one weekend day and be available by phone
• Able to lift/move up to 75 pounds, push 150 pounds
• Able to climb ladders, move trash containers; remove snow and other bulky/heavy items
• Able to move quickly and easily to all areas of the facility and its grounds
• Able to report to work on an as-needed or emergency basis

Essential Job Functions:
• Conduct s daily checks of the interior and exterior of all buildings, including graphics on videos, AHU units, life support filters
• Maintains all motors, AHU units, pumps and filters running life support system in excellent running condition
• Performs daily preventative maintenance on all equipment
• Ensures interior and exterior building repairs are completed in a timely and efficient manner
• Provides painting, landscaping, grass cutting and snow removal services as necessary
• Checks condensing tower and chillers for AC, runs emergency generator once a month
• Provides day-to-day maintenance support for the facility, such as, but not limited to:  changing light bulbs, arranging classrooms for special events and any as-needed assistance to staff
• Serves as member of the Safety Committee
• Acts as Duty Manager support in absence of weekday or weekend Duty Manager
• Acts as Facilities Manager during absences

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

Supervisor Level (2)
Reports to: Associate Director of Guest Services
Part Time, Non-Exempt
The Part Time Level 2 Supervisor works with minimal supervision and provides support for cashiers and ticket takers at Maritime Aquarium public admission areas and for ushers and concessionaires for the IMAX® Theater.  

• Minimum Qualifications:
• Two year college degree or high school diploma with customer service experience.
• Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point and Microsoft Publisher
• 2 years supervisory experience in retail, banking, or other cashiering environment.
• Strong command of the English language and excellent mathematical skills with attention to details.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Able to move quickly and with ease through crowded public areas; up and down stairs.
• Able to work weekends and holidays.
• Bondable
• Essential Functions:
• Assists Visitor Services Manager in all  areas of the Visitor Services function, including, but not limited to screening candidates for employment, processing and orienting new hires
• Supervises cashiers, operator and ushers in daily working environment.
• Assists Visitor Services management team in the preparation and distribution of daily and weekly schedules for operators, cashiers and ushers, including the preparation of lunch schedules for the brown bag room and staff.
• Resolves problems with visitors and supports cashiers’ and ushers’ customer service decisions to resolve visitor problems in difficult situations, on an as needed basis.
• Supports cashiers and ushers 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.
• Oversee reconciliation of daily sales and bank deposits.
• Oversee daily safe counts.  Provides change to cashiers throughout the day.
• Attends and participates in staff training and meetings as scheduled by Visitor Services management.
• Record employee attendance using weekly schedule – reporting problems to management.
• Assists in the preparation of daily and monthly recap reports.
• Maintains a clean and organized workstation.
• Maintains supplies and stock at both entrances:
• Randomly check speeches at lunch room, employee phone use, and listening for zip codes being asked by cashiers.
• Throughout the day check to see that counters and booths are clean and that all packages, and mail is given to the receptionist.
• 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 and ushers

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

Aquarist - Temporary

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.

Please provide application and resume with cover letter to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  /fax: 203-838-5416/ATTN: R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

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 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 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.

Please send your resume and Maritime Aquarium application to R. Lombardi, The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT  06854.  They can also be faxed to 203-838-5416 or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    The application can be accessed from the link near the top of this page.


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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.


10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation


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