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


Birthday Party Host

The Florida Aquarium is seeking a fun, responsible and dynamic part-time Birthday Party Host to deliver engaging birthday parties, both indoors and outdoors, for kids ages 1 and up!  The host 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 host is also responsible for stocking and preparing materials and supplies for upcoming scheduled birthday parties. 
Pay rate is $8.50 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.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Education Volunteer Coordinator

The Education Department seeks a motivated, passionate leader 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.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE And Drug-Free workplace.
 

Part-Time Exhibit Educator

Our education department is looking for highly motivated, engaging, and enthusiastic people to join our team. This position is responsible for the instruction of educational public programs at three live animal touch pools and various activity stations.  It will also focus on educating about Florida’s ecosystems in other areas of the aquarium.  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.
Pay rate is $8.50 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.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.

Graphic Designer I 

The Florida Aquarium seeks a dynamic and self-motivated team player for our Exhibit Design department.  This position is responsible for creating graphic solutions for a variety of products and activities, such as interpretive panels, posters, banners, brochures and exhibits that are part of an engaging visitor experience. The position involves teamwork to develop preliminary design concepts for all 3-D and 2-D elements. The individual will also work independently and be responsible for all aspects and details of assigned projects. 
Education Requirements and Technical Skills: Minimum two years’ experience as a graphic designer practicing the principles and procedures of design and production of large scale graphics; Bachelor degree in design or related field OR at least 2 years work experience in art, graphic production or desktop publishing; Proficiency in a Mac environment: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator programs.  Also, strong graphic design skills in typography and composition. 
Submit resume and salary requirements with samples to hr@flaquarium.org or fax to 813.273.4161. Samples will not be returned.  EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job Title:  Summer AquaCamp On-location Instructor

Salary:     $450/week
Description:  Create and teach a fun summer camp experience for children K – 3rd grades.  Camps include crafts, games, science experiments, Aquarium visits, field trips, and animal encounters.  Instructors are responsible for developing fun activities that correspond to the camp theme and animal encounters.  
Requirements:  Certified teacher or informal education experience with teaching elementary students for at least 1 year. Experience in marine science, elementary science and outdoor education is an advantage.
Full time, Monday – Friday, 4 or more weeks, June 8 – August 14, 2015.
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602. The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job Title:  Summer AquaCamp Travel Instructor

Salary:    $450/week
Description:  Travel with campers to natural areas around Tampa Bay.  Work with vendors to create and teach a fun and safe summer camp experience for children 4-8th grades.  Camps include a variety of field explorations, boat and snorkeling trips.  Instructors are responsible for activities at each location and having a plan in place for rainy day activities while maintaining a fun, safe experience for campers.  
Requirements:  Certified teacher or informal education experience with teaching middle or high school students for at least 1 year.  Comfortable in a variety of outdoor settings.  Experience in marine science, middle/high science and outdoor education is an advantage.
Full time, Monday – Friday, 4 or more weeks, June 8 – August 14, 2015
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job title: What’s In Your Watershed Instructor

Salary: $450/week
Description: Instructor for grant funded summer camp entitled “What’s In Your Watershed”.  Underserved youth from the Tampa area attend camp for one week at a time to learn about the local watershed, water conservation and water quality.  Campers will travel to The Florida Aquarium and local parks along the path of the Hillsborough River. 
Requirements: Certified teacher or informal education experience with teaching elementary students for at least 1 year. Experience in marine science, elementary science and outdoor education is an advantage.
Full time, Monday – Friday, 5 weeks, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17, July 20-24 and July 27-31, 2015 
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job title: Summer AquaCamp 5-6 Year Old Instructor

Salary: $450/week
Description: Create and teach a fun summer camp experience for children 5-6 years old.  Camps include crafts, games, science experiments, Aquarium visits, field trips, and animal encounters.  Instructors are responsible for developing fun activities that correspond to the camp theme and animal encounters.  
Requirements:  Certified teacher or informal education experience with teaching VPK or elementary students for at least 1 year. Experience in marine science, elementary science and outdoor education is an advantage.
Full time, Monday – Friday, 7 weeks, June 8 – July 31, 2015 
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job Title:  Summer AquaCamp Preschool Instructor

Salary:      $45/ half-day, Wednesdays
Description:  Create and teach a fun summer camp experience for children ages 3 – 4 yrs old.  Camps include crafts, games, center play, songs, finger plays, story time, animal encounters and Aquarium visits. 
Requirements:  Certified teacher or preschool instructor with experience with pre-K and or Kindergarten students for at least 1 year.  Having a keen interest in marine science or pre-K science is an advantage.  
Part-time, Wednesday, 8 weeks, June 10-July 29, 2015
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job Title:  Summer AquaCamp On-location Counselor

Salary: $8.50 per hour
Description:  Assist students and instructors with activities during summer AquaCamps at the Aquarium and on field trip days.  Be responsible and assist instructor as needed with student safety and behavior.  Assist in supervising lunch and morning or afternoon extended care. 
Requirements: experience working with children, ability to support instructor with limited direction, must be responsible and dependable.  Full-time, Monday – Friday, 8-9 weeks, June 9 – August 14, 2015  
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Job Title:  Summer AquaCamp Travel Counselor

Salary:      $9.00 per hour
Description:  Assist students and instructors with activities during summer AquaCamps at the Aquarium and on field trips.  Supervise students and greet parents during afternoon extended care.  Be responsible and assist instructor as needed with student safety and behavior.  Serve as a substitute as needed.  
Requirements: experience working with children for at least 1 year, ability to support instructor with limited direction, must be responsible and dependable. Work full-time, Monday – Friday, 8-9 weeks, June 8 – August 14, 2015
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Part-Time Assistant Biologist

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a part-time Assistant Biologist for the Fish and Invertebrates Team.
Position Summary: Responsible for working with a team of biologists within the Husbandry department in the daily care of a living collection of aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals; assisting Biologists in all husbandry duties to include animal care, food preparation and maintenance of the exhibits, animal holding, life support systems and general work areas.  
Education Requirements and Technical Skills: Minimum high school graduate or GED certified;  SCUBA certification required with ability to advance to Rescue Diver level within 3 months of hire; college coursework in Marine Biology or related sciences; experience in Husbandry of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates or plants preferred; knowledge of Microsoft Office software is a plus; valid Florida driver’s license or ability to get one within 3 months of hire
To apply, email resume to hr@flaquarium.org, fax to 813.273.4161 or apply in person at 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.
The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.

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 – 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
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. The Florida Aquarium is an EOE and Drug-Free workplace.
 

Floor Technician

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a customer service focused, full time Floor Technician on the night shift.
Applicant must demonstrate ability to use floor cleaning machine.
This position is responsible for maintaining the appearance of all of the aquarium's hard and soft floor surfaces (carpet, tile, etc) and will assist in the cleaning of all areas of the aquarium as assigned.
Applicant must be flexible and able to work weekends and holidays. This position is full-time, non-exempt and benefits are offered after successful completion of the 90 day probationary period. Pay rate is $8.75 an 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.