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

Operations Technician

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking qualified applicants for a permanent, full-time position as an Operations Technician to provide high-quality customer service in a fast-paced, high traffic tourist environment. Applicants must be willing to enforce Aquarium policy through positive contact with visitors and ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. Microsoft Office experience preferred, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications preferred (can be obtained on site upon hire).  Must be able to walk long distances, stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 50 lbs. Applicants must be 18 or older with high school diploma (or equivalent). Strong sense of problem solving, organization, and conflict resolution desired. Shifts include weekends and holidays.

Email cover letter and resume by October 3, 2016 to tara.mcdowell@aquarium.org or mail to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, ATTN: Operations, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365. No phone calls please.