Employment Opportunities

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.

Current Open Positions

Swing Shift Custodial Position

Opening: 20 hours or less a week swing shift (2:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.) Custodial Position. Responsibilities  include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies and equipment to perform and maintain custodial duties, Must be able to lift 50 pounds and to verbally communicate with co-workers and visitors. Pay wage $9.75 per hour. This position does not offer an benefits package..

Please contact patti.low@aquarium.org

Grounds Department - Seasonal

Job Posting – Grounds Department/Seasonal

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon

Temporary/Seasonal Position – $10.25 per hour/ Non-Exempt

Start Date:  May 1, 2017



The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located in Newport on the Central Oregon Coast.  The Aquarium has been consistently rated a Top Ten Aquarium in the country.  As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is held to stringent requirements for animal husbandry, education and conservation.  The aquarium takes pride in being one of the leaders in marine science education in Oregon.  This year we will celebrate 25 years of educating and entertaining over 12 million visitors.

For more information, please visit www.aquarium.org


Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates in the performance of grounds maintenance tasks, including but not limited to mowing, pruning, planting and watering landscaped areas.  Cleaning, maintenance and repair of all paths, sidewalks and parking lots.

Must be able to operate gas powered blower, string trimmer and mower and have knowledge of native plants and landscape maintenance.  Must have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs is required.  This position is performed outside and in all types of weather conditions.

Must be able to work weekends.  Hours of 7 am through 3:30pm.  This position is full time, with no benefits.


High School equivalency is required.  Vocational or certification in a related field is preferred.  Experience in landscaping and grounds keeping a must.  A valid driver’s license is required.


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Anita Albrecht

Head Groundskeeper

Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd

Newport, Oregon  97365

Fax applications to (541) 867-6846  attention:  Anita Albrecht

Or email the information to:  anita.albrecht@aquarium.org

No phone calls.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  You must provide a current email address for notification.

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