- Exhibits & Animals
- IMAX Movies
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- Fun & Learning
- 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.
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.