The Seattle Aquarium is much, much more than the exhibits, 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 S.A.L.I.S.H. Values


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

Awe inspiring

Creating captivating experience for all audiences.

Learning & 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.

What Sets Us Apart


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.



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.


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.

Great Benefits

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.

Current Openings

Community outreach educator

The Seattle Aquarium seeks a part time community outreach educator to join the community engagement team. This position will help build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our community via the Seattle Aquarium Connections program by delivering programs, assisting with program expansion, working with Connections partners to co-create new programming, and providing administrative support.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled



Maintenance Lead 

The Seattle Aquarium is hiring a maintenance lead to join the facilities team. As one of two lead maintenance technicians, you will be responsible for taking the lead in maintenance and janitorial services activities at the Seattle Aquarium. You will assist the facilities manager in oversight and coordination of the schedules and activities of the maintenance/janitorial staff on a day-to-day basis, ensuring the highest level of cleanliness and customer service for our guests and staff. You will act as a role model within the facilities team and for guest services, and comply with all safety protocols. You will procure supplies and equipment, maintain inventories and work with outside contractors and vendors as needed. Lead activities and the training of staff will account for approximately 25 percent of your time. 75 percent of your time will be spent performing normal maintenance duties.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Posting expires: Open until filled

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