For the safety of our guests, The Splash Pad, our outdoor children's play area, is closed through spring 2017 as we complete construction of the Mosaic Center and enhancements to our outdoor plaza area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Careers

Welcome! We invite you to explore the exciting and rewarding career opportunities currently available with The Florida Aquarium.
 

Dedicated to protecting the blue planet and educating our community, The Florida Aquarium is a not for profit and educational based organization focused on the betterment of our community and oceans. We are an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility and proudly welcome over 800,000 visitors a year including over 100,000 school kids. 


The Florida Aquarium is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, please email your resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, Florida 33602.

We are only accepting applications for the current posted positions below.  Applications are kept on file for six months.

 


Current Openings:

Volunteer Dive Coordinator
Coordinates activities related to The Florida Aquarium volunteer dive programs.  This includes scheduling, supervising and evaluating all volunteer divers on a daily basis.  Works with the Manager of Safety & Security to ensure safety programs related to dive activities are implemented and followed.  Works in conjunction with the Manager of Volunteer Services to recruit and train volunteer divers to build a successful volunteer dive program.  Works with the Supervisor of Dive Operations to maintain all dive gear.  When filling in for the daily dive supervisor, acts as backup for public programs, such as Dive Interpretive Programs (DIPs) and Guest Diving Experience (GDE) programs. Supports scientific diving in the field as necessary (collecting, research, projects, etc.).  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Engineering Technician - Systems (A/V Technician)
Systems area includes Audio/Visual, Lighting, Controls, Fire Alarms, Access Control, Security monitoring, and Computer systems. Responsible for maintenance, repair and installation of all systems in the aquarium, including digital control of the exhibit lighting system and associated controllers.  Schedules and performs all system equipment preventative and predictive maintenance tasks, repairs malfunctioning equipment and recommends repair or replacement of major components when appropriate.  Provides expert advice on installation of new and replacement systems.  Trains other personnel in operation of audio/visual equipment.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume to hr@flaquarium.org.



Engineering Technician - Mechanical (HVAC Technician)
Responsible for the efficient operation, as well as preventive and corrective maintenance programs of all facility and life-support systems,  through-out the complex.  Primary responsibilities are in the HVAC Mechanical areas.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume to hr@flaquarium.org.



Facility Painter / Finish Specialist
Responsible for painting walls, buildings, and other structural surfaces, as well as install / maintain finishes on Walls, Floors, and Ceilings. May be asked to assist other crafts in the maintenance department to ensure a safe and efficient facility.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume to hr@flaquarium.org.



Sales Manager - Groups, Tour and Travel
Responsible for generating and pursuing sales leads within group and tour and travel sales to accomplish Aquarium sales goals. Works with the Director of Sales to develop and implement an on-going, effective sales approach that produces quality results.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Birthday Party Hosts
Responsible for the delivery of birthday parties on-site for The Florida Aquarium.  Stocks and prepares materials and supplies for upcoming scheduled birthday parties.  Ensures that all programs presented are effective and meet or exceed the needs/expectations of the customer, as determined by evaluation, and in direct support of the purpose/vision/mission/values of The Florida Aquarium.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested candidates should forward resume to hr@flaquarium.org.



Project Manager
Responsible for developing and delivering projects of varying size, scope and complexity. The Project Manager is responsible for daily management of all project activities, under the direction of the Vice President of D&E.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Architectural Designer
The architectural designer will specialize in the planning and design of themed attractions and facilities for The Florida Aquarium.  He/she will also be responsible for collecting program information on design requirements for building projects and will specify finishes, materials, duration, costs and other relevant information required for the actualization of building projects.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Senior Biologist - DOME
Lead the DOME Team to achieve The Florida Aquarium’s mission to entertain, educate, and inspire stewardship about our natural environment by exemplifying the Aquarium’s values of Respect, Trust, and Excellence.  Assert animal wellness with the aquarium’s terrestrial and aquatic animals.  Perform essential and secondary job functions in accordance with guidelines set and approved by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other safety regulatory agencies.  Click here for complete job description.

Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Director of Advancement

Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Director of Advancement will direct and oversee the coordination and implementation of the Major Gift and Corporate Sponsorship programs for the Aquarium. In addition, the Director of Advancement will be responsible for managing and expanding a portfolio of individual major gift prospects, and meeting goals for contributions with an emphasis on recruiting new high level Aquarist Circle donors. The position will create and sustain relations with a base of regular, renewable donors to the Aquarium’s programs, projects and priorities. The Director of Advancement will also develop, implement and solicit gifts for the Corporate Sponsorship Program and is expected to follow moves management in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts for both individuals and corporations.
  Click here for complete job description.

The Florida Aquarium, Inc. has retained the services of ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Please send your resume, expression of interest, and salary history to: Jessica Martinez, Recruiter, jmartinez@thinkingahead.com


Full-Time/Part-Time Dive Master/Captain
 
Florida Aquarium Divemaster/Captains are responsible for executing all aspects of Marine Operations Guest Experiences and off-site work for the Florida Aquarium.  Guest Experience programs provide a dynamic opportunity to inspire our guest by providing them in-and on-water experiences.  Team members execute daily dive shows, Guest Dive Experiences, Bay Sprit II tours and off-site excursions, working in conjunction with members of other departments to connect our guest to our mission.   Team members also support our exhibit maintenance program, as well as support scientific diving/boating in the field.  A Captain with the Marine Operations Department must fill roles as the captain and crew of the Bay Spirit II and the Miss Bee Gee in both Tampa Bay and offshore waters.  Bay Spirit II captains Captains are USCG Master licensed operators who are responsible for maintaining and safely operating the Bay Spirit II for all public and private charters, and are responsible for the safety of up to 149 passengers and 10 crew members on any tour.  Captains are also able to support operating the Miss Bee Gee for field operations in Tampa Bay and offshore waters.   All Florida Aquarium programs are conducted to ensure that all programming presented is safe, engaging, innovative, and effective, as determined by annual evaluation and in direct support of the mission of The Florida Aquarium. Click here for complete job description.
 
Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.


Guest Services Associate - PT and/or seasonal
Guest Service Associates fill all roles in the Guest Services department, including (but not limited to) the parking booth, ticket sales, turnstiles, Splash Pad, and monitoring the Guest Services desk, as well as any other positions as necessary.  GSAs must have excellent customer service skills and ability to handle a face-paced working environment and high stress situations with tact.  They must maintain a basic knowledge of the facility daily show schedule and have the ability to answer any guest questions.  GSAs must have effective communication skills, both verbal and written.  Flexible schedule including holidays, weekends, and nights.  Will perform other duties as assigned.

We are continually seeking qualified applicants for this position.


Education Sleepover Instructor
The Florida Aquarium is seeking a fun, responsible and energetic Sleepover Instructor to deliver engaging programs for youth ages 6 and up!  The instructor needs to ensure that all programs presented are customer service focused and meet or exceed the needs/expectations of the guests and in direct support of the purpose/vision/mission/values of The Florida Aquarium.  The instructor needs to work well on a team as well as individually and is also responsible for preparing materials and organizing supplies.  A schedule of staffing needs, which varies from month to month, goes out a month in advance and staff are asked to provide at least two available dates per month. Job is based on per-sleepover only, and not a strict guaranteed part-time schedule.  Animal handling preferred but not required.

Pay rate is $10.00 per hour.

To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, please email your resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, Florida 33602.


The Florida Aquarium is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.