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.

Marine science interpreter

Temporary marine science Interpreters are shift supervisors in the exhibits at the Seattle Aquarium, leading the interpretation volunteers, running volunteer enrichments, and interpreting the exhibits to Aquarium guests both informally and during formal interpretive presentations. In addition to working regularly scheduled hours, these staff will provide coverage for last-minute schedule changes and vacation requests, most often Thursday–Monday; flexibility in scheduling is required.

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Posting expires: Monday, February 27, 2017

Camp Lead Instructor

The camp lead instructor’s primary role is to lead and oversee all operations of their assigned camp sessions, carry out schedules (created by our marine educators) and to lead the camp counselors, volunteers and children in their assigned camp sessions. Camp lead instructors must quickly establish and build positive relationships with summer program staff, volunteers, interns, campers, families, and our partner programs. Each day varies greatly. Willingness to adapt from office tasks, to guiding camp staff and volunteers, and instructing classes with participants whose ages vary from early childhood to teen (generally 4 to 13 years old) is essential.

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Posting expires: Open until filled

Camp Counselor

Camp counselors (CCs) are role models who work with a professional team of camp staff, high school volunteers, campers and their families. Campers range in age from 4 to 13 years and are grouped by a spectrum of grade levels. CCs work with all ages of campers while leading groups of up to 10 campers in all aspects of camp programming.

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Posting expires: Open until filled.

Greeter—Ticket Taker

Two temporary positions available

The primary function of the greeter 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. Ideal candidates will have at least one year experience in customer service as well as demonstrated interpersonal communication skills in order to work with and assist our diverse guests and waterfront tourists. High energy and a positive attitude are essential.

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Posting expires: Open until filled.

Director of Finance and Administration

The director of finance and administration is a key member of the Aquarium’s executive team and will lead all day-to-day finance operations; oversee an annual operating budget of ~$17 million; and directly supervise the controller and admissions manager. Additionally, the director will manage finance and accounting of an ongoing $100 million capital campaign. The director of finance and administration will manage all finance and accounting reporting activities of the Seattle Aquarium and will lead the preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board of directors; staff the finance and audit committee; and will support and present financial updates to the board’s project oversight committee. The director of finance and administration reports directly to the COO but will partner with the CEO and leadership of the institution to enhance and better integrate internal processes and financial reports.

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Posting expires: February 28, 2017

Beach Captain

The Seattle Aquarium is hiring up to six beach captains to support and supervise teams of volunteers participating in the Aquarium’s beach naturalist program. Started in 1999, the beach naturalist program is a grassroots volunteer program that encourages beach conservation through education and example. Volunteers are recruited to work on local beaches with the general public on low tide days in spring and summer. Beach naturalists share their love and knowledge of our beaches, model good beach "etiquette," answer hundreds of questions and keep journals that note what they see, do and learn during their beach shifts. The beach captain works with and supports beach naturalists during volunteer training and beach shifts. Beach captains also support the efforts of the Aquarium’s community engagement section to reach the “community” goal as expressed in the Seattle Aquarium Strategic Plan 2011–2030: “Ensure that we are inclusive and welcoming to all segments of the community.”

Ideal candidates will have experience working with volunteers either in leadership roles or as volunteers themselves and be skillful at interacting and communicating with the public in a positive way through one-on-one, small family groups or larger group interactions, such as school field trips or summer camp groups. Beach captains rely on good interpretation skills, knowledge of marine science and conservation, and the ability to engage diverse audiences in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Beach captains must be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.

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Posting expires: Open until filled.


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