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:


Environmental Services Associate

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a customer service focused, full time ES Associate to perform janitorial work.
This position is responsible for the daily cleaning of the interior and exterior property of the aquarium. This position has extensive customer service contact and will be required to maintain a friendly and professional image at all times.
Applicant must be flexible and able to work weekends and holidays as well as have a working knowledge of cleaning maintenance equipment, supplies, techniques and procedures.
This position is full-time, non-exempt and benefits are offered after successful completion of the 90 day probationary period. Pay rate is $10-11 an hour based on experience.
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.

Bay Spirit II Captain

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a full-time Bay Spirit II Boat Captain.
This individual will have qualifications to fill roles as a captain and crew of the Bay Spirit II and operate the boat in both Tampa Bay and offshore waters. Bay Spirit 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 boat for field operations in Tampa Bay and offshore waters. Captains should hold a basic mechanical knowledge for both inboard diesel engines and 2-stroke and 4-stroke outboard engines, as they will perform the majority of basic maintenance for both vessels. Preferred individuals will also hold at least a dive master certification to be able to support Guest Dive Experiences on an as needed basis. All tours are conducted to ensure 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: USCG Master’s License of 50 gross tons or higher; licensed radar, radio operator’s permit (marine firefighting, EMT, CPR a plus); previous experience in operation excursion vessels for public; current certification in First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen administration; SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized SCUBA training organization, Dive Master/Instructor certification preferred; general diesel engine maintenance knowledge and experience a plus; good presentation and public speaking skills; familiarity with Tampa Bay waters a plus and knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc.) a plus
Position requires flexibility and may require working holidays and evenings as needed.
Benefits offered after successful completion of 90 day probationary period.
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.

Maintenance Helper

The Florida Aquarium is currently accepting applications for a part-time Maintenance Helper.
This position is responsible for preparing The Florida Aquarium grounds, parking lot, front entrance area, immediate Wharf area and Explore-A-Shore area to include decks and balconies, before operating hours begin at 9:30am.
Duties include, but are not limited to, trash pickup, using a leaf blower, performing minor repairs and projects, pressure washing, weed pulling, equipment cleaning and other duties required by the Operations Manager to meet business needs.
Skills required: Ability to identify and fix minor equipment issues, ability to report items that need repair work done; ability to be a self-starter and identify daily, weekly, monthly and long range goals and work assignments.
Schedule is Tuesday-Saturday 7:00am-12:00pm/1:00pm with one fifteen minute break. Work schedule can vary to include weekends, holidays and events. Schedule will be set every Wednesday for the following week.
Pay rate: $10.50 an hour.

Associate Curator - Quarantine

Responsible for assisting the Director of Animal Health and the Biological Operations leadership in leading a diverse team of Biologists 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. Supervises and directly works with the staff that maintain and provide daily care to the aquarium’s aquatic and terrestrial quarantine and medical holding systems. Performs essential job functions in accordance with the guidelines set and approved by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other safety regulatory agencies. Minimum of five years husbandry experience in an aquarium, zoo or related field. Four year degree or equivalent experience. Open water SCUBA certification with the ability to obtain Rescue Diver certification within 6 months of hire. Forward resumes to Human Resources, hr@flaquarium.org or fax to 813-273-4161. EOE/Drug-Free Workplace

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: 8.50
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.

Part Time Education Birthday Party Host

The Florida Aquarium is seeking a fun, responsible and dynamic 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.