Employment

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: Volunteer Coordinator
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is currently accepting applications for the full-time, salaried Volunteer Coordinator position in the Education and Volunteer Services Department. The Volunteer Coordinator works in conjunction with the Volunteer Manager to develop and implement the volunteer program. Responsibilities include supporting volunteer training, developing and implementing continuing education, and organizing volunteer recognition. This position is responsible for the administrative aspects of the volunteer program to include - maintaining the Volgistics database, meeting planning and preparation, and general administrative duties. Experience with a volunteer program required. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication, as well as organizational skills, are required. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, education or a closely related field is required. Experience in a position related to volunteer and/or interpretive programs in a museum, zoo or aquarium is preferred. Ability to speak Spanish desirable, but not required. To apply, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, October 10th, 2014 to Beth Hawkyard, Volunteer Services Manager, at beth.hawkyard@aquarium.org or mail to Oregon Coast Aquarium, Attn. Beth Hawkyard, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, Oregon 97365.


Open Internships


Opening: Dive Department Intern 

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, research diving, and dive industry customer service. The candidate is responsible for assisting in daily tasks required by the dive program and assisting with volunteer, interpretive, and guest dive/snorkel programs. There are two openings for this full-time position. To apply please send cover letter and resume to: jenna.walker@aquarium.org