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.

 Florida Aquarium Careers

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


Safety & Security Officer

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for Part-Time Security Officer positions for the second shift (4pm-12am)

Job duties include but not limited to: Ensuring the safety of the guests and personnel; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry; assisting with the School Group Entrance and ensuring quality customer service delivery.
Security license not required. The Florida Aquarium is monitored by security 24 hours a day.  
Must be available weekends and holidays. Pay rate is $8.75 an 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.
EOE And Drug-Free workplace
 

Environmental Services Floor Technician

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for Environmental Services Floor Technicians.
Candidates must demonstrate their ability to use floor cleaning machines; position is responsible for maintaining carpet, tile and floors; for keeping all areas of the aquarium clean, to include restrooms, lobby, guest areas, offices, parking lot and other assigned areas.
Work hours are 4pm-12am, but applicants must be flexible with their work schedule and available weekends and holidays. Pay rate is $8.50 an hour. Benefits offered after successful completion of 90 days.
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
EOE And Drug-Free workplace
 

Facility Groundskeeper

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Facility Groundskeeper.  This position is responsible for preparing The Florida Aquarium grounds – including front entrance area, parking lot, immediate Wharf area, Explore A Shore play area, and various decks and balconies for opening to the public at 9:30am. The position is vital to the guest experience and the right individual will take pride in producing the best first impression possible for one of Tampa’s and Florida’s popular attractions. Primary shift will be Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00am – 1:00pm; however, applicants must be flexible with scheduling. Must be comfortable using light equipment such as leaf blower, pressure washer, and tools for minor repairs and projects. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager.
Pay rate is $9.00 an 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.
EOE And Drug-Free workplace
 

Advancement Coordinator

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a Non-Exempt, Full-Time Advancement Coordinator.  This position is responsible for providing support to the Advancement Department in the cultivation and stewardship of our donors.  This position is also the primary person responsible for database management of donor records, files and prospects. The person in this position will also conduct research on current and prospective donors; assist the Advancement Department with daily fundraising activities to include management coordination and coordinating donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities and participate in the development of fundraising strategies.
Benefits offered after successful completion of ninety days.
Submit resume and salary requirements to hr@flaquarium.org or fax to 813.273.4161.
EOE and Drug-Free workplace. Click here
 

Part-Time Dive Master

Come join our Dive Master Team! This position works 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.  
Requirements:  
Dive Master or equivalent from a nationally recognized SCUBA training organization
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
Pay rate is $9.50 an 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.
EOE And Drug-Free workplace

 

Education Volunteer Coordinator

The Education Department at The Florida Aquarium seeks a motivated, passionate leader who will be responsible for recruitment, training, mentoring, scheduling, and coordination of Education volunteers while expanding the program to meet the growing needs of visitor engagement. The Position is also responsible for instruction of programs focusing on Florida’s ecosystems in the Aquarium, including exhibits, galleries, interpretive stations, microphone presentations, tours, and touch tanks. He/she must maintain current knowledge of programming for various audiences as well as animal handling protocols while ensuring guest interactions are engaging, innovative, and effective. Candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed, with the standard schedule as Tuesday through Saturday. Candidates should have a degree in education, human resources or related discipline (or have significant relevant work experience), have experience working with children and volunteers, and display exemplary team work and customer service skills. Public speaking skills are required.
Benefits offered after successful completion of 90 days.
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
EOE And Drug-Free workplace
 

Part-Time Explore-A-Shore Associates

Join our team of exceptional Customer Service Associates working in our children’s outdoor water play area.  Responsible for monitoring the area ensuring safety standards are enforced; inspect all areas to insure cleanliness and readiness for guest arrival.  Must be outgoing, friendly and flexible with days worked.  Prior experience working with children a plus. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
Pay rate is $8.50 an hour.

Part-Time Admission Associates

The Florida Aquarium in Tampa seeks a dynamic and customer service focused individual to participate in the daily operation of the admissions, ticketing and parking lot areas. Computer controlled ticketing and attraction experience preferred.  Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Pay rate is $8.25 an hour.