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

Groundskeeper / Gardener

We are looking for a landscaper with a strong knowledge of native plants, and experience working in landscape maintenance.

Team work as well as communication is a necessity for this position!

This is a full time, hands on, all weather position. We are looking for a person who enjoys working with the public, and will maintain our grounds to promote a better understanding of our natural world. The Oregon Coast Aquarium uses the exterior grounds for various seasonal events, including ‘Sea of Lights’, which is a display of lights we install and take down in December and January.

The 32 acre aquarium grounds are located on the shores of Yaquina Bay, in Newport, Oregon. It would be your job, with supervision by the head groundskeeper to ‘maintain these grounds in a safe, clean and pleasing condition for staff and guests.’

Position posted: 9/23/15

Interested applicants should send a – resume and cover letter, or resume and an Aquarium employment application to: anita.albrecht@aquarium.org

Day Shift Custodial Position

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking a full time, day shift Custodial Position. Responsibilities include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies and equipment to perform and maintain custodial duties.

Compensation is minimum wage plus standard employee benefits package.

Interested applicants should send a – resume and cover letter, or resume and an Aquarium employment application to: patti.low@aquarium.org

Current Open Internship Positions

No current open positions.

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