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.
Our SALISH Values
What sets us apart
We are invested in providing high-quality, comprehensive benefits and understand their importance for you and your family. Full-time staff enjoy the following benefits:
- Medical*, vision* and dental coverage
- An employer-funded health reimbursement account*
- Access to medical- and dependent-care flexible spending accounts*
- Basic life insurance
- Short- and long-term disability
- Access to voluntary life insurance
- 403b retirement plan with employer matching funds*
- Subsidized ORCA pass*
- Family Plus membership*
- Participation in annual variable pay program*
- Generous paid time off
*Part-time staff are eligible for these benefits.
Seattle Aquarium volunteers learn about the marine environment and their relationship to it. They share their time, meet people with similar interests and help guests understand the wonders of the marine world.