From customer service to educational outreach to animal husbandry, the field of marine conservation is both exciting and essential.

Working at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Set on the edge of the picturesque Yaquina Bay, the Oregon Coast Aquarium provides a variety of employment opportunities for people of all backgrounds and skill sets. From customer service to educational outreach to animal husbandry, the field of marine conservation is both exciting and essential. We exist to impart the public with knowledge and experiences to value healthy oceans and act responsibly and respectfully toward this end. And we have an unwavering commitment to the best care of the animals we are entrusted to. Every position is important at the Aquarium. Key values for our staff to embrace and be successful are teamwork, open and clear communication with each other, and outstanding customer service for the public that visits us. We encourage creativity and innovation. We welcome you to contact us about employment opportunities!

Employment Benefits

The Aquarium offers competitive pay, an excellent benefits package and the chance to work in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by dedicated and caring coworkers. The Aquarium offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age (where the individual is 18 years or older), marital status, family relationship, disability, veteran, or any other protected status.

How to Apply for a Position

Job positions that are currently open will be listed below. Each position may have slightly different requirements for the applicant, so we encourage you to review the job description carefully before submitting any materials.

Open Positions

Opening: Full time 2nd shift Custodial Position
Responsibilities include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies and equipment to perform and maintain custodial duties. Please contact patti.low@aquarium.org 

Open Internships

Spring Education Internship
The Education team seeks a spring intern for March – June. We are especially interested in applicants that have a background in theater in addition to science and education. Please click here to print the application form.  

Dive Internship(s)
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking two Dive Interns. This internship is unpaid. It is 40 hours/week, lasting from 5 January 2015 – 15 April 2015 (with a possibility of extension). Posting will remain open until filled. The Intern must be a certified Divemaster.

Position Summary: This position is an educational opportunity designed to introduce dive and technical experiences necessary for those with interest in pursuing a future career in aquarium diving specifically and the dive industry in general. The candidate will assist with guest dive/snorkel programs, deliver interpretive dive presentations to the public, assist with volunteer dive operations, and perform daily operational tasks pertinent to the dive department. Click here for more information.