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 50,000 school children and their teachers annually. Guided by the mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

Director of Facilities

This position is a member of the executive management team of the Seattle Aquarium and reports to the President & CEO. Primary responsibilities will include the overall maintenance, upkeep and planned improvement of the City of Seattle-owned physical facility constituting the Aquarium and the interface and support of the waterfront, seawall and master planning/design process. An iconic Seattle attraction, the Seattle Aquarium is comprised of two different over-water pier structures enclosing a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying live animals and utilizing 24-hour seawater intake from Elliott Bay. The Director of Facilities will also support the campus-style office environment by facilitating the relationship with management at Market Square, a nearby building that houses additional Aquarium offices, to ensure staff needs are represented. For more information and to apply, click here.

IT/Help Desk Technician

Reporting into the Finance and Administration department, this resource must attend to the disparate IT needs of a 100 person workforce supplemented by a variety of contractors and over 500 volunteers. The role must be conversant with the broad IT footprint across the entire campus comprised of multiple buildings. In this role, the IT Help Desk Analyst will be in constant communication with the outsourced IT firm of Seitel Systems, frequently taking day-to-day direction from them. Look to Seitel for guidance regarding various projects and prioritization. The successful candidate must be hard working, results-oriented, an excellent communicator, flexible, self-motivated, persistent, detailed, organized, professional and a genuine team player. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posting expires: April 9, 2014 (or when filled)

Marine Science Interpreter

**Currently, two (2) positions are available**

Marine Science Interpreters are the leads in the exhibits at the Seattle Aquarium, overseeing the interpretation volunteers, leading volunteer enrichments, and interpreting the exhibits to Aquarium guests both informally and during formal interpretive presentations. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posting expires: April 16, 2014

Greeter–Ticket Taker

Two temporary positions available

The primary function of the Greeter–Ticket Taker is to help improve the visitor experience by facilitating group entry, coordinating with the interpretation supervisor to manage visitor and group flow, and assisting the cashiers to improve customer flow, ticketing and member check in. See job description for more detail. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posting Expires: April 20, 2014

Youth Engagement Mentor – Youth Campaign

The Youth Engagement Mentor – Youth Campaign position requires a mix of skills, knowledge, and experience in marine science and conservation. The position will serve as a mentor to youth volunteers (age 15-18) who are members of the youth-run environmental campaign Puget Sound: We Love You, which aims to inspire love and conservation of Puget Sound. The mentor educates youth about conservation issues affecting Puget Sound and works with youth designing meaningful service learning work to create a healthier Puget Sound and ocean.

The mentor is responsible for working with youth to schedule and implement a variety of campaign activities, including regular campaign meetings and work sessions, field conservation activities (beach cleanups, restoration events), and learning opportunities (trainings/classes, guest speakers, field trips, etc.). The mentor will work to recruit and place new campaign volunteers, work with youth to define, plan and implement campaign projects, and promote the youth campaign’s work internally and externally.

The mentor will work with the Youth Engagement Coordinator to drive youth’s digital content creation (video, photo, graphic and text), assist youth with curation of social media content with the intention of making the campaign the social media voice for Puget Sound marine conservation. For more information and to apply, click here.

Posting Expires: Open until filled.


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