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:

Summer Camp Positions

We are currently hiring seasonal employees to be instructors/counselors for our Summer Camp.  To see a complete listing of open Summer Camp positions click here.


To apply for any of these positions, please indicate which position you are interested in and email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.


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.


Vice President of Marketing and Sales
 
Responsible for all aspects of the marketing and sales functions at The Florida Aquarium including development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies and plans, advertising, media relations, public relations, consumer promotions and social media platform management.  Also responsible for all group and event sales strategies and plans.  Ensures The Florida Aquarium has consistent market positioning, a strong brand image and exceeds revenue and attendance goals. Supports fundraising, membership, education and other revenue center efforts.  Dedicated to promoting and supporting the aquarium’s mission, vision, values and conservation initiatives. Click here for complete job description.
 
Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Director of Marine Operations

The Director of Marine Operations is responsible for the professional development of the Marine Operations staff in both diving technology and small boating operations, with a focus on technical scientific diving and small boating that supports both conservation field work and domestic and international recreational eco-tours. They will manage and lead the Marine Operations staff and oversee the eco-tour program to include kayak excursions.  The Director will model a service based approach to working with people and must have a successful track record of leadership experience and team and project management.  Click here for complete job description.
 
Interested job candidates should forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Communications Manager

This position is on hold until further notice. No longer accepting applications at this time. 

The Communications Manager is responsible for managing all publicity efforts including:  media relations, social media initiatives and public affairs coordination for The Florida Aquarium.  Creates and executes a communications plan designed to increase awareness of and support for the Aquarium’s Vision and Mission, thereby strengthening the Aquarium’s branded image and generating attendance.  Responsible for the day-to-day department management, including:  budgeting, workflows, evaluation and assessment of deadlines, regular communication with other department managers, issues management, writing and editing of key communications materials. This position also integrates publicity and social media plans with other marketing functions including advertising, promotions, sales and membership. Click here for a complete job description.

Forward resume, salary requirements and 3 writing samples to:   hr@flaquarium.org


Senior Biologist
Assist the Fish and Invertebrates 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.  Directly work with the aquarium’s marine fish and invertebrates and other animals within our collection.  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 a complete job description.

Forward resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org.



Entertainer I

*Auditions and interviews have passed for this season and positions are filled, but we will keep your resume on file should the need for emergency casting arise or positions open before official auditions return in Spring.

Character appearances (either in Costume or as Escort) multiple times per day in assigned locations. Perform Character appearances (either in Costume or as Escort) for special events, media or promotional purposes.  Assist in the development and presentation of new guest encounters.  Act as a brand ambassador for The Florida Aquarium. Part Time $11.50 per hour. Click here for complete job description.



Entertainer II

*Auditions and interviews have passed for this season and positions are filled, but we will keep your resume on file should the need for emergency casting arise or positions open before official auditions return in Spring. 

Show Host or Character (either in Costume or as Escort) appearances multiple times per day in assigned locations. Perform appearances for special events, media or promotional purposes.  Perform other strategic guest interactions and shows throughout the Aquarium. Participate in the development and presentation of new guest encounters. Act as a brand ambassador for The Florida Aquarium. Part Time $13.50 per hour. Click here for complete job description.


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.
 

 

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.