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.

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Director of conservation programs & partnerships

For many years the Seattle Aquarium has had a director of conservation & education. The Seattle Aquarium is now expanding its conservation efforts by splitting the conservation & education department into two new departments. Jim Wharton (former director of conservation & education) will now lead the conservation engagement & learning department; and we are recruiting a new director of conservation programs & partnerships.

The director of conservation programs & partnerships will be a key member of the Aquarium’s executive team and will lead the Aquarium’s conservation efforts. The Seattle Aquarium has a unique opportunity to play in the conservation realm with its long-running conservation research program, interactions with more than 850,000 guests each year—including more than 40,000 schoolchildren—and a team of life science and visitor engagement professionals that includes more than a dozen staff divers, 80 volunteer divers, and a full-time senior veterinarian. This highly skilled and diverse group allows the Seattle Aquarium to assume a major role in the conservation of the marine environment.

To help map out a conservation path, the Aquarium recently completed a conservation prospectus. The director of conservation programs & partnerships will lead the implementation of the conservation prospectus, a process that will be heavily dependent on building a network of collaborators throughout the region and beyond. Our guiding principle will be to foster the emergence of an ocean ethic among our visitors in Seattle and beyond. The geographic focus of our efforts will be the Salish Sea and Coral Triangle.

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Posting expires: October 1, 2017