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.
Current Open Positions
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking qualified applicants for seasonal positions as Admissions Associates to provide high-quality customer service in a fast-paced, high traffic tourist environment. Minimum 1-year cashier experience required. MS Windows computer experience and basic bookkeeping skills preferred.
Shifts include weekends and holidays, $9.25 an hour with no benefits. Email cover letter and resume by March 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Admissions, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365. No phone calls please.
Current Open Internship Positions
The Oregon Coast Aquarium Education Department’s internship program is designed to provide
an individual with a practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to
the professional field of free-choice, informal education, and learning environments. The
Education Summer Intern assists the Aquarium’s Education Staff with the preparation and
implementation of summer programs and initiatives both on and off-site for a variety of
audiences. The internships offer a hands-on opportunity to work with youth and the general
public in conservation and environmental education in an aquarium setting.