Employment

 

The Florida Aquarium is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work experience for all of our staff. We value creativity, innovation and fun in our everyday work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all positions throughout the organization.

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Our policy is to accept applications only for specific job vacancies as posted. You may mail or email a copy of your resume along with a letter of introduction stating the position you are applying for to the address listed below.

 

Our mailing address:

ATTN: Human Resources
The Florida Aquarium, Inc.
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

 

To apply for a position do any of the following:
  • Email your resume to hr@flaquarium.org
  • Fax your resume to (813) 273-4161
  • Apply in person

All applications and resumes are maintained on file for six months. We are a Drug-Free Workplace and an EOE.


Current Job Openings:


 

Guest Engagement Facilitator

The Florida Aquarium's Education department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Guest Engagement Facilitator.
This position is responsible for the instruction of educational public programs focusing on Florida’s ecosystems in all areas of the aquarium including touch tanks, exhibit talks, gallery walks, animal encounters and activity carts and ensuring that all programming presented is engaging, innovative and effective, as determined by evaluation, and in direct support of the mission of
The Florida Aquarium.
Requirements:
Working towards a bachelor’s degree in Education, Biology or related discipline (Associates degree working towards Bachelor’s accepted also) or related work experience, teaching and/or public speaking experience preferred.
Please send you resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL., 33602.    
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Sales and Events Coordinator

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a full-time Sales and Events Coordinator.
This position is responsible for the sales, coordination and management of all sales related events; working with all departments and customers to ensure all events are smooth and customer focused as well as making all assigned revenue and customer satisfaction goals.
This position entails working nights, weekends and holidays.Benefits offered after successful completion of ninety day probationary period.
For the complete position description, click here.
Please send you resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL., 33602.    
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Education Presenter

The Florida Aquarium Education Department is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Education Presenter.
This postion is responsible for the delivery of public presentations in all areas of the aquarium and eco-tour vessel, primarily dive shows, fee-based tours, and Bay Spirit II eco-tours, as well as assisting with exhibit talks, gallery walks, activity carts, animal encounters, and touch tanks. Ensures all programming presented is engaging, innovative and effective, as determined by evaluation, and in direct support of the mission of The Florida Aquarium. Passion for children, animals, the environment, and teaching is a must. Candidates must be available to work  on weekends, holidays and occasional evening shifts. Candidates should be pursuing a degree in education, environmental studies or related discipline, have experience working with children and volunteers, display exemplary team work and customer service skills.  Public speaking skills are required.
Please send you resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL., 33602.    
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Dive Master

Come join our Dive Master Team! This position is part-time with a pay rate of $9.50 per hour.
You will work with our dive team creating memorable experiences for our dive guests.  You will be responsible for guest dive experience programs in a safety diver capacity; supervising the in water safety of children; serving as a greeter for Shark Dive Experience to include greeting guests, giving presentations, and gathering registration paperwork; preparing guest dive experience equipment and materials; performing routine and as needed equipment repairs and cleaning and securing equipment at the end of each shift and maintaining your current dive certifications.
Must be flexible with schedule as it may include evenings, holidays and weekends. 
Requirements:  
Dive Master or equivalent from a nationally recognized SCUBA training organization – Instructor Certification a plus
Previous experience operating or working on boats preferred
Current certification in First Aid, CPR and Oxygen administration
Underwater liability insurance required
Good presentation and public speaking skills
Previous experience diving with sharks preferred
Previous experience working with children’s water safety programs a plus
Benefits include: 
It is one 3mm or 5mm wetsuit
Reimbursement of PADI or NAUI membership dues up to the dive master level
Please send you resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL., 33602.    
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.

Special Events Hosts

The Florida Aquarium is hiring individuals with positive attitudes and an overall fun demeanor for working with children and guests. These positions will be responsible for working with volunteers and our education department in proactively engaging guests and facilitating activities assigned with our 20th anniversary celebration. Candidates will assist in pre-opening preparation, leading engaging crafts and hosting other fun activities with guests of all ages. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Positions are part- time through August 31st.
Experience working with children and in customer service positions preferred.
Salary is $8.50 per hour.
Please send you resume to hr@flaquarium.org or apply in person at 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL., 33602.    
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.