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!
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.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is currently seeking an Education Specialist. The Education Specialist develops and implements both formal (academic) and informal public programs at the Aquarium such as academic lab programs, week-long outreach (including overnight travel), sleepover programs, summer day camps, preschool programs, home school programs, guest interpretive presentations, adult volunteer training and teacher professional development.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in education, natural science, or a closely related field is required. Two years experience in education program development, instruction, interpretation, and/or outreach required. Experience working in a museum, zoo or aquarium preferred. Knowledge and experience in both formal and informal education pedagogy and best practices preferred. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication, as well as organizational skills, is required. Ability to speak Spanish preferred, but not required. Animal handling skills preferred, but not required.
Must be able to work weekends, nights, and/or holidays. The ability to gain and hold an Oregon driver’s license is required.
This is a full-time position with benefits.
Submit your resume, references and cover letter no later than May 22, 2013 to Wendy Spaulding, Education Programs Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365. No phone calls please.