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.


The Seattle Aquarium is looking for a custodian to join the facility operations team. The custodial (day porter) position is a secondary-level position requiring advanced knowledge of custodial duties and event procedures. This person is responsible for performing day-to-day custodial, maintenance and event operations as well as deep-cleaning operations. Custodians also report on the condition of the building to the maintenance lead. All of this is done in accordance with established organizational performance levels in a professional, safe and efficient manner.

The ideal candidate will have relevant service industry experience, preferably one to two years’ experience in custodial and basic facility maintenance operations. Excellent customer service, interpersonal skills and communication skills are essential, as custodians work alongside our guests from around the world. The person hired into this role must have computer knowledge including Microsoft Office and Outlook, and have basic skills in math, reading and writing. They must be able to work independently or on a team in our collaborative work environment.

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Posting expires: Monday, May 29, end of day.

Registrar—Part Time

The Seattle Aquarium is looking for a part-time registrar to join our school and public programs team. The registrar furthers the mission of the Seattle Aquarium by facilitating registration of programs and events as well as disseminating reports and relevant information to internal departments. This is done by providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers including schools, groups and/or families wishing to participate in various on-site and outreach programs. Vital roles of this position include but are not limited to: clear and concise communication about programing at the Seattle Aquarium to potential customers; and expediting incoming registrations and requests and ensuring that the information is accurate and reported to appropriate departments.

The ideal candidate will have two years’ experience at a similar facility or comparable experience registering groups and educational programs as well familiarity with One Note, Gateway Galaxy, Raisers Edge, ACME and/or other similar registration software. Additionally, strong candidates will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated experience with effective interdepartmental communication, and take a detail-oriented, organized and diligent approach to both everyday and ongoing tasks.

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Posting expires: Friday, June 9, 2017

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: Monday, May 29, end of day


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