Jobs at the Seattle Aquarium

Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment

Click on the link below to view the entire posting and for information on how to apply. The Seattle Aquarium is nonprofit, 501c3, owned by the City of Seattle. The Aquarium currently serves over 825,000 visitors and 40,000 school children and their teachers annually. Guided by the mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

Aquarium cashier—seasonal

The primary function of the cashier is to work directly with the public to perform a variety of cashiering responsibilities. This includes offering a high level of customer service to our guests, including tourists from all around the world. Cashiers use ACME Point of Sale, a computerized ticketing and reservation system for all transactions. They will also use Galaxy Ticketing Systems as we complete the final part of our transition to ACME. Cashiers provide information in person, as well as via computer and telephone, about exhibits, admission prices, memberships, education programs and events.

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Posting expires: Open until filled

Systems and Network Administrator

This role will provide support to the Seattle Aquarium staff and volunteers, including hardware/software support, server maintenance, network troubleshooting, and IT projects. The IT team at the Aquarium is composed of three employees and has some exciting projects underway such as a new admissions system and a new website platform. The newly created position of systems and network administrator is responsible for systems and network monitoring, support, analysis and administration; and responding to outages and performing maintenance on our computing infrastructure. Additional responsibilities include checking and responding to incoming IT requests from employees, diagnosing and resolving technical hardware and software issues, and escalation for end-user support.

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Maintenance technician—night shift

The Seattle Aquarium is looking for a maintenance technician to join our facilities operations team. The maintenance technician provides essential services to the Seattle Aquarium by performing various duties involving building repairs, general maintenance and custodial services in accordance with our established organizational performance levels in a professional, safe and efficient manner.

This position works a unique schedule: 11pm–7:30am, Wednesday through Sunday each week. This extends our maintenance coverage and allows work to be done while we are closed. The maintenance technician will work overnight with a small group of other night staff and third-party contractors to complete maintenance and custodial work. This requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with all members of internal and external work teams.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one to three years’ relevant experience and a desire to grow their professional skills in a collaborative environment. Candidates should have a great sense of customer service; a solid work ethic; the ability to work independently; excellent communication skills at both technical and non-technical levels; excellent time management; the ability to multitask; great attention to detail and quality of work; along with basic computer skills.

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Posting expires: Open until filled

Community outreach coordinator

The community engagement coordinator is responsible for building authentic, mutually beneficial relationships with community-based organizations by connecting them with the Aquarium’s watershed-based field experiences and by working with Aquarium colleagues to ensure we are offering culturally responsive, high-quality programs that fit our partners’ needs.

The Aquarium runs two well-established and successful field outreach programs offered to the public free of charge: beach naturalist and Cedar River Salmon Journey. We engage with the community through our Aquarium Connections program, which is open to service-based nonprofit or governmental organizations that support families with low incomes, communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the deaf community, people who are blind and others. This position will be responsible for deepening our engagement with existing and new Aquarium Connections partners through the beach naturalist and Cedar River Salmon Journey programs. This position will also play a key role in the growth of the programs and the development of new community-based and co-created field conservation programs. This position will focus on outreach, relationship-building and the development of new programming with our partner organizations, and will do some program delivery.

The ideal candidate will have three years cumulative experience working or volunteering in an aquarium, zoo, environmental education/restoration agency, nature center, camp, community organizing or similar institution. Also, they will have one year experience doing outreach to diverse communities, community organizing or similar activities. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. They should be enthusiastic with a skill for networking, developing relationships and building strong ties in the community.

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Posting expires: open until filled


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