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: Group Coordinator / Accounts Payable Specialist

Schedules professional and educational groups. Collects group rosters, waivers and payments. Processes invoices for payment. Qualifications: Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, proficient in use of personal computer and standard programs such as Word and Excel. Ability to learn and become proficient at reservation systems as required. Strong writing and verbal skills are essential. Strong interpersonal and telephone skills are also essential. Ability to work under limited supervision, both independently and in a team environment. Prior experience in Accounts Payable preferred. FT position, M-F. Please forward resume and cover letter to: employment@aquarium.org. No phone calls please.

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