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Careers

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Work With Us

The Seattle Aquarium is much, much more than the habitats, animals, activities and experiences that bring hundreds of thousands of people to our facility each year—our passionate staff members are a key element of what sets us apart. We’re firmly committed to hiring highly skilled, talented and motivated people who genuinely want to contribute to our shared success. We seek out employees who lead by example, acting with truth, sincerity and fairness in all decisions. We have a positive, visionary view of our organization and its future, and hope you will join in our commitment to our mission, service and quality.

The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal-opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. As we move forward, we are committed to making the Aquarium a diverse, inclusive and welcoming space for our staff, partners, audiences and community as a whole.

Accessibility

The Seattle Aquarium is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive workplace for our staff, regardless of ability. We believe everyone has the potential to make valuable contributions to our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. We foster a workplace culture where all employees, including those with disabilities, can reach their full professional potential through individualized support and reasonable accommodations. Our efforts to improve accessibility throughout our organization are ongoing, and we welcome feedback from our staff and volunteers.  

To request accessibility-related support during the application process, email us at jobs@seattleaquarium.org. 

Our SALISH Values

Sustainability

Adopting and promoting, internally and externally, practices that improve ocean health.

Awe Inspiring

Creating captivating experience for all audiences.

Learning and Improving

Fostering, evaluating and applying knowledge and discovery.

Inclusive Community

Recognizing that diversity is critical to achieve our mission.

Scientific Integrity

Ensuring our credibility with evidence-based practices.

Honoring Place

Using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.

Humans of the Aquarium

People make the Aquarium’s mission, Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, possible. Your connection to our ocean, conservation and the legacies we leave for future generations matter.

What sets us apart

Culture

The Seattle Aquarium works to ensure that we are inclusive and welcoming to all segments of the community. We strive to have our audience reflect the diversity of our region, including underserved populations and groups, and have developed inclusive outreach and community engagement/action programs to help us toward that goal.

History

The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since our opening, we’ve hosted over 22 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to over 1.6 million school children. We’re proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Conservation

The Seattle Aquarium aims to be a leader in conservation and education, defining the role of a great Aquarium in the 21st century as a catalyst for public engagement. Our focus is on making an impact: through our programs, partnerships, outreach efforts and more—helping people learn to love Puget Sound and Earth’s one big ocean, while galvanizing them to take action to protect these precious resources.

Job openings with Aquarium partners

From our gift shop to our café, it takes a lot of people to make the Aquarium run. These employment opportunities are open to people with a wide variety of skills and experiences.

additional opportunities

 For questions or assistance in the application process, email us at jobs@seattleaquarium.org.

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Website maintenance

Please note: Our ticketing and membership systems will be offline for approximately two hours starting at 9pm Pacific on Tuesday, February 20. During the maintenance window, online ticketing and membership will not be available.

Thank you for understanding.

Support the Seattle Aquarium

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With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

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Giving Tuesday

Make a tax-deductible donation to the non-profit Seattle Aquarium

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a very generous anonymous donor!

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Cyber weekend

Get 15% OFF all memberships!